Write down what you eat for one week, and you will lose weight
People who keep food diaries wind up eating less food than those who don’t. And, new research suggests logging what you eat is one of the most effective and easy ways to lose weight. Just watch out for weekends: One study found people tend to consume an extra 115 calories per weekend day, primarily from alcohol and fat.
Add a little padding number of daily calories you think you’re eating
If you think you’re consuming 1,700 calories a day and don’t understand why you’re not losing weight, add about another 400 calories to your guesstimate. Research shows that even dietitians underestimate their caloric intake by more than 200 calories, while non-professional study participant underestimated by 400 calories.