Try thinking back. Can you remember everything you ate yesterday? In a busy life, it’s easy to lose track and end up eating food without thinking. A biscuit while contemplating your e-mails; a handful of nuts when you get home from work; dinner in front of the TV—so often we fill our mouths without thinking.
Write down everything you consume, including soft drinks, coffee and alcohol, along with the time of the meal or snack. Be truthful and try not to change the way you eat just because you’re keeping a diary. The simple act of recording your meal creates awareness. It highlights your patterns, the gaps between meals, and your danger times of the day. All of which will help you plan healthier eating.