Record as You Go for Accuracy

How often will you update your tracker?

  • Recording as you go works well for many people. Right before or after eating, record intake and track exercise as you go. This method allows for adjustments throughout the day based upon intake and output so far. It is also the most accurate way to record food intake.

Be Accurate with Portions. Measure portions regularly at first and then on occasion. The tendency is to underestimate portion size and that can skew food tracking significantly.

Include the Extras. The mayo on your sandwich, the cube of cheese, a handful of nuts—all add up. Even 100 extra calories a day can slow weight loss or start weight gain.

Don’t Feel the Need to Be Perfect. There is no perfect eating and exercise plan. Don’t let the fear of not being good enough stop you from getting started on tracking. If you slip up, pick up where you left off.

Take time once a week to review your logs—reflection is an important piece. If you’re not sure what you should or could do differently, don’t hesitate to share your log with your Barix Nutritionist for feedback.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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