So, what is the secret? Logging all the food and beverages you eat! That’s right science has proven that people who log what they consume can double their weight loss compared to those who do not!
In a recent study those people who self-monitored three or more times per day and were consistent day after day lost the most weight and fat. Another study showed that people who keep a food diary lost twice as much weight as those who did not.
According to researchers:
“It seems that the simple act of writing down what you eat encourages people to consume fewer calories. Keeping a food diary does not have to be a formal thing.
Just the act of scribbling down what you eat on a Post-it Note, sending yourself emails tallying each meal, or sending yourself a text message will suffice.
It’s the process of reflecting on what you eat that helps us become aware of our habits, and hopefully change our behavior.”
Writing down or digitally logging what you eat helps keep you from “mindless” eating, and it helps prevent underestimating food and beverage intake. It has been proven time and time again that virtually everyone underestimates their actual food and beverage intake and how many calories we expend in formal exercise and day to day activities.
The key is to log often – do NOT wait until the end of the day – log everything immediately after you consume it!
Whether you choose to use the Workout Anytime App and the Food and Nutrition App that is part of the Stronger Together App Upgrade vs using paper and pen is simply a matter of personal preference – the key is to get logging your food!