- Knowing that I will have to record a snack is in itself an disincentive to eating between meals. It means I will have to take the time to look up and enter one more item.
- I'm far less likely to eat something, because "it's good for me." Why waste effort on food I don't like.
- Liquid calories mount quickly; beer, soda, fruit juice and Jameson's Irish Whiskey all add to the daily calorie bill; so do those tasty coffee creamers.
- The whole process is much like managing a budget, except it's done on a daily, not weekly or monthly basis.
All told, I can empathize with those who have trouble getting the weight off, there is a lot of challenge. One of my favorite sayings is: "Things are the way they are for a reason." That is really true for a person's weight.