Most people find it’s easier to tackle changes in a few small steps instead of all at once. Set realistic goals within a timeframe that works for you. Learn more about making realistic, achievable goals.
Many people find that writing everything down helps keep them on target. Try it even just for a week or two, to get an idea of where you stand.
Keep a small notebook with you all day. Write down everything you eat and drink, including the serving size. Some people set target levels for calories or grams of fat and keep track of their daily totals.
Make a note of what kind of physical activity you do and for how long. It may also help to write down other information, like when or where you exercised, who you exercised with, or how you felt before, during or after exercise.
Check your weight once a week and write it down, or use your clothes as a measure of weight loss.