I have discovered that when I track what I eat, I generally eat less. I like to use a website like mypyramidtracker.gov or sparkpeople.com. These websites help me keep a running total of how many calories I’ve eaten and I have a better idea of when I need to stop eating. I even lost a little weight, just very slowly.
For my nutrition class, not only do I have to keep track of what I eat (and when) and how much I exercise; I have to turn it in. Somebody will actually be looking (and probably judging) what I eat every day! Now that is a great deterrent to 10pm bowl of ice cream. OK, I’ve still been eating ice cream at night, but it’s a smaller amount than I would usually eat. 🙂