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How To Keep A Food Journal

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http://www.BuiltLean.com - Learn How To Keep A Food Journal. These 3 methods will make counting calories and keeping a food journal manageable. Link to Full Article: http://www.builtlean.com/2011/10/11/how-to-count-calories-to-lose-fat-weight/ Link to 7 Reasons to Keep A Food Journal Article: http://www.builtlean.com/2010/06/11/part-1-7-reasons-to-keep-a-food-journal/ Transcripts: MARK: Hi, I'm Mark Perry the creator of BuiltLean.com, and today I'm going to show you how you can count your calories pretty easily, and I think tracking your calories is the single most important thing you can do to improve your eating habits. And in fact, for me, I would say it's definitely the most important thing I've ever done to improve my health and well-being. I think that's a big statement but I'll stand by it. And so, there are three ways that you can essentially count your calories or track your calories so that you can kinda see how you're eating and make adjustments to your eating habits. The first, and which is what I recommend is using a mobile application. If you have an iPhone, I've got an iPhone right here, my favorite calorie counting app by far is the Lose It! application. What makes this application so effective is that you can essentially have your favorite foods so you don't actually have to search for them, you can have your favorite meals so you don't have to constantly put in the various foods and you can add custom foods that are not on the database. Just those three things right there, make it tremendously easy to count your calories. In terms of the Droid, I actually have a Droid I use, I think the Calorie Counter is the way to go, it's not as good as Loe It!, Lose It! unfortunately doesn't have a Droir version, or a Blackberry version yet. And then, for the Blackberry I recommend Live-Strong. And, just another thing, you don't have to do this for like, the rest of your life. Even just a few days can make a huge difference which is personally how long I did it for. Okay, so that's the mobile applications, then you can do with the old school way, which is with the food journal. And so right here I'm essentially kinda just tracking my calories, got my breakfast here, made my lunch, and you can also see I have absolutely terrible, terrible handwriting, so I actually have a food journal I created for you, on BuiltLean.com, I have a buch of kinda tips that you can use, I even have a better template, and then also I got a blank daily food journal right here again, it's a little bit more detailed, you just fill it in, should be pretty easy. Finally, the third version or the third way to do it is you actually just create like a spreadsheet of the foods that you want to eat so, the foods are actually pre-determined. This is actually what fitness models and bodybuilders do, you know, when they're prepearing for competitions, and really holding in on changing their bodies, and this is personally what I've done, If I really want to get extreme, and I really want to get a very low body fat percentage, just for kicks or a hobby, whatever. I mean, this is what you know, kinda serious athletes do as well. Again, I wanna emphasize, if you've never done this before, don't even contemplate, just do it. Even for a few days, it's worth your time. I tell you, it's the most important thing I've ever done to change your eating habits and improve my health, so thank you very much for watching this video, and I will see you soon.