Have you heard of a weight loss diary before? If you haven’t, don’t dismiss it outright because it could be the simplest way for you to lose weight.
Everyday, numerous people wake up and decide that they want to drop a few pounds. However, few people actually end up doing anything about it for several reasons including the fact that they’re entirely too busy or don’t know where to start.
Others do start, but quickly give up as they find that they simply can’t find the time or the motivation to keep going.
While it may seem like an overly simple solution to what is a very complicated problem, having a weight loss diary really can help you address all of these issues.
Admittedly, a weight loss diary isn’t going to magically help you to free up time. Indeed, all it really consists of is a daily diary in which you can record:
- Your calorie intake, and
- Any exercises you performed
Most people don’t know the calorie intake of food offhand, so writing down the food that you eat and then looking it up later is probably going to be the best idea, to start off with anyway. Similarly, some exercises are easy to measure in terms of calories burned, while others are less so.
On top of that information, the final type of figures that you should keep record of is your weight.
To many people, recording information like this would seem to be a waste of time, but it can help in so many ways. For one thing, it is a commitment – just as you have made a commitment to weight loss, and keeping to this commitment will help you keep to your commitment regarding weight loss too!
Furthermore, it is actually a valuable motivational tool that can keep you going, especially when you have all your achievements recorded and there for you to go over.
But the true strength of weight loss diaries lies in their use as a tool to help you achieve even better results. Because you end up having all the data you need recorded on paper, you’ll be able to go over it and see for yourself what works for you and what doesn’t seem to help you at all.
As such, you should be able to optimize your weight loss efforts, and really make the most out of the time that you spend on it.
Considering that you probably have a busy schedule, this is going to be essential if you want to lose weight in the fastest and most time-effective way possible. In fact, it seems almost silly if you don’t keep a diary, doesn’t it?
All said and done, it is your decision, but the case for keeping a weight loss diary couldn’t be any stronger than it already is really. Start one, and find out for yourself what a valuable tool one simple book can be!