For the first several months, I kept food logs, until my meals and shopping became automatic. It can be a pain, but one way to track meals is simply to use your phone to photograph (and upload to a dedicated FB page?) everything you eat.

You should pick the way of recording food and exercise that works best for you – a study shows you’ll be more likely to maintain the habit of keeping logs.  People who keep logs do lose more weight!

I record my exercise and daily weights in my on-line Google calendar… but that’s me.  See this link for some samples of food logs.

This link discusses an iPhone app that let’s you track bar codes of what you eat. The problem, though, is that humans weren’t designed to eat bar-coded food!

Good dinner

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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