Weigh & Track Your Food
Long story short: you need a food scale and a food diary. Measuring food by weight is more accurate than using measuring spoons & cups (measuring by volume). This info graphic illustrates exactly what we’re talking about.
Accuracy in weighing and tracking can make or break your ability to achieve your goals! So weigh out and log your cereal, your banana, your chicken & rice, your ice cream etc. “Eyeballing” your portions or neglecting to track can inadvertently add in extra calories--which can reduce or even erase your hard-won calorie deficit (or even create a surplus).