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Week #4: Make Smart Choices

By EatingWell Editors

Learning the importance of portion control.


READER'S COMMENT:
"Writing down what you eat (and when and how and why), as The EatingWell Diet "prescribes" can teach you a lot about what your dietary challenges are. It can also help to point out your surest path to success. Since you've been following...
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I have found invaluable insight into the way I eat from monitoring my food intake. I now know why all my past attempts at dieting have failed. I simply eat too much. I eat a balanced diet most of the time and exercise regularly. I have been so frustrated the past couple years trying to loose weight and being unsuccessful. Writing down what I eat and counting calories makes me feel like I am in control. I think one of the strangest aspects of this way of "dieting" is I don't feel deprived and I actually enjoy my food even more. I have to pick and choose what I want to allow into my daily calorie intake and this makes certain food items, i.e. tortilla chips or bread before dinner not as appetizing to me as they we're before. I am so happy since I've been doing the EatingWell Diet. I feel like I can succeed and that is great motivation to keep going!

Iheartyummyfood, El Sobrante, CA

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 5:39pm

Writing down what you eat (and when and how and why), as The EatingWell Diet "prescribes" can teach you a lot about what your dietary challenges are. It can also help to point out your surest path to success. Since you've been following the plan, what have you learned about your triggers? What "tricks" have you discovered help keep you on track?

EatingWellNicci, Charlotte, VT

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 5:39pm



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