Most people really donâ€™t have a good idea of how much they eat or how many calories they consume each day. Using a journal will help you to really see with your own eyes what youâ€™re eating.
With the hCG diet, youâ€™re asked to restrict your calories to 500 per day. This is very little food. It helps to write down what youâ€™re eating to help stay honest about your adherence to the program.
Even eating 100 extra calories â€“ 3 or 4 crackers worth â€“ can throw you totally off track during phase two. Writing down every bite will help you to see what youâ€™re eating and help you to remember what you still need to eat for the day.
During the maintenance phase, youâ€™ll be able to add back all the foods you love. However, youâ€™ll need to do this a little at a time. Writing down what you eat will help you to see how many sugars youâ€™re adding each day.
Then when you have a weight gain, you can determine where you need to cut back. If you donâ€™ t have a record of what youâ€™ve eaten, it will be hard to adjust your diet plan to keep the maximum benefits of your initial weight loss.