#5. Keep Track of Your Calorie Intake
You must burn or cut out 3,500 calories from your diet each week in order to lose one pound. That breaks down to 500 calories per day, and the best way to keep tabs is to write down what you eat in a food journal. If that’s too mundane for you, there are also plenty of free apps like Lose It! to help keep track of your calorie intake. Can’t remember what you ate that day? Take photos of all the food you consume to help you remember more accurately. It might also make you think twice about reaching for that second cookie.