Challenge 2: Track your food intake and exercise every day for 30 days.
Studies have shown that people who track their food intake and exercise are more likely to be successful at both losing weight and in keeping it off. Tracking cuts down on mindless munching, increases awareness of what and how much is eaten, teaches the nutrition content of foods, helps to reduce portions, give you a realistic idea of calories in and calories out, and measures actual exercise completed rather than planned exercise.
You can track your food and exercise on paper, using a free computer program or a phone app. If you’re not already tracking, figure out how what works best for you as part of your 30-day challenge.