I read this little article this morning. Thought I would pass it along... I found in the past, when I did keep track of what I ate...I did lose weight...but, after about a week or two I got tired of doing it. However, sometimes, it is a great indicator of our habits, and that it truly valuable.
Here is the little note:
"5 years ago I spent several months writing down everything I ate. I even went as far as looking up, calculating, and writing down the fat, protein, carbs, and calories. There was one thing I found out real fast: I was eating the same stuff every day. Same breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. And I wouldn't have guessed this before keeping a food diary. I definitely recommend starting one of your own if you never have. It doesn't have to be forever - in fact it only takes a week or two before you'll see some surprising trends." -Nate Rifkin