Keep a record

Food diaries are a proven aid to people pursing weight loss. Keep track of what you’ve eaten and how many calories the food contained. If you also keep a record of your exercise, you can compare how many calories you’re burning to how many calories you’re consuming. You can carry a small notebook and log everything or use an app: MyNetDiary, Loselt, MyFitnessPal, and MyPlate are four popular apps to track calories.