Keeping a food diary can make it easier for you to keep track of the details of your food and drink intake every day—when and where you ate, how much, whether you ate by yourself or with company—and their effects on your feelings and body. Try to be as specific as possible, especially in terms of portion sizes.
If you prefer to go the digital route, check out these recommendations from the Mind You team. Aside from the Ate mobile app, these websites could add some spice to your journey to mindful eating.
MyNetDiary. Signing up for MyNetDiary (mynetdiary. com) is fast and easy. Just key in your weight, target weight and desired progress or how much you hope to lose per week. After you input a few details (sex, birthday, height), you will be asked to create your account using your Facebook, Google or Apple accounts. Note, however, that you must preferably already have the MyNetDiary mobile app on your smartphone; this way, you will only need to sign in to the website version using the same email and password.
MyFitnessPal. MyFitnessPal (myfitnesspal.com) begins by making you choose three goals from a list of seven. One of these has to be a weight goal: lose, maintain or gain. Next, you will be asked for a reason for each of the three goals, again picking from a list. You will also be asked for your baseline activity level (not very active, lightly active, active, very active), sex, birthday, country, height, weight and goal weight. You will then be asked to sign up after choosing from one of two weekly goals, including their recommended goal.