Journaling what you eat, when you eat and how much you eat helps so much in losing weight and staying healthy. I ask my training client to do this. It helps to see if you are eating to much or not enough and what kind of food choices you are making. I see it a lot with my clients, they don't eat breakfast or they don't eat often enough throughout the day and then eat at night because they are so hungry and end up making bad food choices . The key to a healthy weight is, eating within an hour of waking up, eating every 3hrs small meals (good protein,good carbs,good fat, veggies or fruit) You should be eating 5 to 6 small meals a day. Also drinking at least 64oz of water a day.