Instead of writing down how much you eat every day, take a quick snapshot with your phone.
WHY? – This will serve as a more accurate reminder of what you have eaten. Quickly jotting down that you have had a ‘healthy’ salad may not look so saint-like when you see that it is piled high with potato salad, coleslaw, croutons and blue cheese dressing!
You may also get a better understanding of you portion size. Again, writing in a notepad that you have just eaten a vegetable and Feta frittata sounds positively virtuous, unless you failed to mention that you ate a slice the size of your head!
On the flip side, you may find that your picture diary is showing your complete understanding of the 5-a-day concept.
Also look at how many different foods you have on your plate – which, if you have been reading my tips, should be a small 9″ plate – as the more foods you have on your plate the more you will be likely to eat.
Let me know how you get on! Good Luck.