By Mary Schroeder, Extension educator and registered dietitian
Did you make a New Year's resolution to lose weight? If so, this should interest you: Research shows that people who track what they eat and their physical activity are more likely to lose weight.
As a dietitian, I have found this to be true. People who track what they eat and drink lose weight easier than those that don't. This is true, in part, because the act of recording something raises awareness, which usually leads to action.
You can record everything you eat and drink, as well your physical activity, the old-fashioned way by writing things down on paper — in a notebook or on a calendar, for example. Or you can use one of the many online tools or apps that help you track your food and activity.