Lentzke encourages a simple transition to food logging: “At first, don’t worry too much about numbers and grams. Just get in the habit of logging.”
Once you’ve established a routine of recording your food and beverage intake, it’s time to get specific. Familiarize yourself with portion sizes by measuring or weighing your food before eating — the serving you take may be different from the serving you report.
“Reading the label is huge, as what you think is one serving may really be two or three,” says Eley. ”That’s fine — just remember to track it as said number of servings.”