SIMPLE TIP: If you have trouble with mindless eating or taking in too many calories, it may be a huge benefit for you to keep a food journal. It can be as simple as a notebook or a free online service such as myplate.gov, caloriecount.com or livestrong.com. They are all useful tools. The downfall to online logging is that it does require the time to log on and record everything, but it does a wonderful job of tracking all consumption and activity enabling you to see your energy equation. You may want to begin with a notebook. Sometimes the simple act of being accountable to having to write down what you eat will bring awareness to any mindless eating, over consumption and empty calories.