How Tracking Helps You Lose Weight

Published October 3, 2017

Tracking is one of the most effective tools for weight loss.1  It makes you aware of what you're eating (and how much) and helps you stick to your SmartPoints Budget.

Tracking on the WW Mobile App

Be Portion-Wise

For a balanced plate, fill half with vegetables and/or fruit, one quarter with lean protein, and one quarter with whole grains or other starches.

A Few Pointers

Be as accurate as you can.  If you don't know the SmartPoints value, that's okay!  Make your best guess. 

Track “in the moment.” It can be hard to remember what you’ve eaten by the end of the day, so track as you go or snap a pic for tracking later. If you don’t manage to track immediately, just try to get back to it the next time.

Be kind to yourself. Not every day is going to be perfect. And that’s OK. Focus on what you do next—plan your next meal, or take a walk—and you’ll be right back in the game.