Find out how to shed pounds while you go about your day-to-day.
Whether you're trying to shed five pounds or lose fifty, it can often feel like an impossible task. It's easy to get discouraged when you take on too much at one time, but breaking down the challenge into small, easy-to-accomplish goals is not only proven to help you lose weight but will set you up for success in the future. Megan Casper, M.S., RDN, owner of Megan Casper Nutrition, and writer for Nourished Bite is here to give you an hour-by-hour guide to rev up your metabolism and help you drop pounds in no time.
Take a few moments to write in a food journal or take photos of your meals. Keeping track of your meals allows you to spot patterns in your diet, make tweaks, and reduce overall calories. One study found that women who used a food journal lost on average six more pounds than those who did not. The author recommends being honest (record everything), accurate (measure portions and read labels), complete (include how food is prepared and any toppings), and consistent (always carry your journal or plug it into your phone).