I have always been a fan of food journals and keeping track of the calories I consume. I think it is a good way to check yourself because you’re responsible for writing everything down you put into your body. I have tried and used many Food Journals over the years and I have finally found one I love. It is called MyFitnessPal. MyFitnessPal is striving to be the Facebook for health. It’s extremely easy to use and they have an iPhone application for those of you that have an iPhone.
“ MyFitnessPal is a diet and fitness community built with one purpose in mind: providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals.”
MyFitnessPal is completely free and extremely easy to use. You sign up and create your profile and depending on your needs they can recommend a healthy Calorie intake for you or you can create it yourself. Their food database has 304,000 foods and grows larger everyday. They have also made it easy to add foods that you don’t see. Along with keeping track of the food and calories you consume it also keeps track of Carbs, Fats, Proteins, and Sodium. With your food diary they also have an exercise diary for you to keep track of your daily workouts. They offer printable nutrition, exercise, progress reports so you can see your progress. You can add friends and start support groups.
It is the easiest food journal I have found on the internet and I have tried many. I have told many of my friends about it and one of my friends has lost 14 pounds since he started using it. If you join feel free to add me as a friend!