My first tip/task for you this week would be to take a picture of everything that you eat. I know it sounds ridiculous, but this is actually really important. Even just the conscious effort of taking a picture of your food, stopping. And having to hold your appetite for five seconds. It all makes a big difference and every week you can see what your diet was like.

Pepperoni pizza

Pepperoni pizza

There are lots of apps that can help with this, ‘The Eatery’ being one of them and ‘Meal Snap’ the other. Even if you don’t have an iPhone you can just take pictures with your camera/camera phone and download them onto your computer. Set up a folder and insert all the images of the meals that you have eaten in the past week/month.

Chicken and vegetable penne

Chicken and vegetable penne

If you eat a doughnut on Monday, you can remember you’ve eaten that until Friday when you can have another one. You’ll start gathering information about yourself and just truly learning what it is you are eating. You have to be honest with yourself and take pictures of the good meals that you eat and the really crappy meals that you eat.

Bowl of crisps

Bowl of crisps

To be fair, it’s not really any different than writing a food diary, but to me this just seems a whole lot easier. So I urge you to try this for a week and write below in the comments how you get along!

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

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