I have used mynetdiary to track my food and exercise in the perfect month back in July. It was ultra convenient and quick to know what calorie balance I was at, at any time. It was the key reasons I was able to lose at least 2 kg of body fat.
I have recently signed up for mapmyfitness which has some great systems for tracking any exercise but seems particularly good for running. It looks like it has a great nutrition aspect to it as well but I haven’t got in to that yet. Apparently the Nike plus for the Ipod is pretty amazing too for runners or walkers. In short, there are many amazing free tools for tracking, measuring and motivating. If you are not using anything and are having trouble getting results, check these out.
We use a system with clients when we are coaching seriously for fat loss. It is called nutrition complete. It is a place to plan your weekly eating, print out your meal plans and shopping list. It is even a place to observe your energy balance (where the rubber meets the road in terms of fat loss results), by calculating energy expended by your weekly exercise and energy in, from the foods consumed. It takes this kind of focus for a lot of people to get on target. Check it out.
If you are an existing client, ask about your free 4 week trial of this system. I will even help you get set up with a one on one half hour orientation. Consider this a voucher worth at least $100. You just have to ask!