Faithful food diary key to weight loss, study says

Older women who want to lose weight – or keep off the weight they’ve lost – should faithfully keep a log of everything they eat, avoid restaurants at lunchtime and not skip meals, researchers say in a study out Friday – results that echo the message that awareness is one key to a healthful weight.

The research from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle also found that the women who skipped meals lost almost eight fewer pounds over a year than the women who did not.

This is research anyone can try replicating for themselves: Write down what you eat every day and see whether you lose weight. Avoid restaurant meals, especially lunches, and don’t skip meals; see whether those behaviors help, said Dr. Anne McTiernan, the lead researcher.

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