When you are trying to lose weight or maintain your weight loss, food journals are a great tool to keep you on track. Record everything you eat or drink. At first, most people will have that AHA moment and will be amazed at the volume of food they consume. Keeping a food journals helps you keep the portion control in check.Studies show (and successful losers have proven) that keeping track of what you eat and your activity level is one of the most powerful tools to help you shed unwanted pounds and keep them off for good. You can go on my website www.hc4l.com and under resources/forms, I have a food journal you can download and print out or you can download one of the many apps for your phone. My favorite app is My Fitness Pal. My Fitness Pal is a great tool, not only for food journaling but it also tracks your carbs, sugars and proteins as well as your fitness activity. Writing down what you eat helps you take a critical look at your eating and fitness habits and helps you make the healthy changes needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle.