Keep a food journal for a week, writing down everything you eat, how much, when, and how you felt before and after. Your ultimate goal is to be the best and healthiest you can be. There are no band-aid, quick-fix solutions to that goal. Instead, we all are in a continuous process of improving ourselves. Your eating or exercise habits are only part of a bigger system that also includes your thoughts and beliefs, your family’s needs, social life, work hours, sleep schedule, and anything that affects your diet and exercise. The closer you scrutinize your lifestyle and identify factors from your food journal that contribute to bad habits, the closer you’ll get to the root of your health, weight, or diet problem. Developing a plan to fix the problem is easy after that. Sticking with that plan takes determination and a true desire to be the best you can be.