4 Tips on How to Track Your Meals and Reach Your Ideal Weight

Two smoothies and an iPhone with Runtastic Balance

Did you know that you can reach your ideal weight with food tracking? Breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks – jot down everything you eat. The following four tips are designed to help you stick with it, avoid mistakes and finally reach your target weight with a food diary.

A man is tracking is food with Runtastic Balance

1. Find a user-friendly app

This is the most important factor: find a food tracking app that is easy to use. If logging your meals on your phone gets too complicated, you will soon lose interest.

Our tip: Download the free Runtastic Balance app. With it you can track your meals in seconds. Plus, it gives you an overview of your calorie intake and macronutrient ratio.

2. Use measuring devices

The Runtastic Balance app includes a wide range of food measurements like grams, milliliters, tablespoons, etc. If you prepare your meals at home, you should get used to using measuring devices (scales, measuring cups). This will make it easier for you to estimate amounts later without having to always reach for the scales.

3. Learn to estimate serving sizes

You should also learn to be able to estimate normal serving sizes just by looking at them. Often, all it takes is weighing the food a couple of times to get a feel for the right amount. Your hand is also a useful tool for estimating serving sizes.

4. Track EVERYTHING you eat

One of the most common mistakes people make when tracking their meals is that they forget the small snacks in between. These can, of course, have a negative impact on your weight loss. You should get in the habit of entering absolutely everything you eat in the app. Every walnut, every piece of chocolate, every spoonful of oil in your salad and every glass of juice. Liquid calories also count and can add up quick 😉

Have you tried the new Runtastic Balance app? Tell us what you think about it in the comments below!

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