Can a Food Diary Help You Lose Weight?
What if just by making one change in your habits, you could double your weight loss ? It may sound too good to be true, but many experts say that the simple act of keeping a food diary can encourage you to eat fewer calories -- and thus lose weight.
Several studies have shown that people who keep food journals are more likely to be successful in losing weight and keeping it off. In fact, a researcher from one recent study says that people keeping a food diary six days a week lost about twice as much weight as those who kept food records one day a week or less. For the six-month study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, dieters kept food diaries, attended weekly group support meetings (ie., Gung Ho Fit Class), and were encouraged to eat a healthy diet and be active.
This valuable gadget, provided to us by fatsecret, is an invaluable tool for documenting your diet and exercise. DO NOT overlook this incredible tool. Take the time to begin to fill it out. Once you begin, it will only get easier. This diary can certainly make a difference, if your goal is to loose weight.
Along with milestone fitness evaluations, our program includes resources to help track your nutrition and guide you through this process.
Why You’re Failing at Dieting?
You’re Being Too Strict
Suggestion: Don't cut out anything from your current diet. Begin by adding healthy things.
#1 thing you can add is more water!
You’re Focusing on What You Can’t Have
Suggestion: Stick to our first suggestion and focus on "adding" rather than "subtracting"
Just a few healthy items at a time.
You’re Trying to Make Changes That are Too Big
Suggestion: Stop kidding yourself, and start supporting yourself.
You cannot go from seed to fruit over night. Take "baby steps" in the right direction.
You’re Not Fulfilling Satisfaction
Suggestion: Start tracking your diet.
Study's show that the act of tracking itself can become satisfying
and keep you from rationalizing food you don’t need.
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