The Benefits of a
Weight Loss Journal
If you've tried time after time to lose weight and it's not working,
maybe it's because you're not aware of exactly how much you're eating.
It's not always easy to bare all privately, let alone in a blog for the
world to see. Fortunately, by doing so, it's much easier to pinpoint
exactly what we're doing wrong so that we can make some adjustments to
Whether you decide to keep your weight loss journal private or put it
online, there are several benefits to keeping precise notes and writing
down everything you eat, as well as your fitness and exercise
activities. Sometimes, ignorance is not bliss and it can mean failure,
so start tracking your progress.
Helps Set and Maintain Goals
Set your weight loss and fitness goals to begin with. Sometimes by
reading back, you can remember just what you're trying to accomplish and
why. It put things back into perspective when you get frustrated. It's
best to set small goals and reward yourself with non-food items when you
A diary helps you track progress and see what's working. By looking
back, you can easily find your best and worst days. Make sure you record
when you've reached a weight loss plateau and you'll discover how to
overcome it next time.
You're Held Accountable
By beginning a weight loss journal, you've made a commitment that
means you're serious about losing weight and getting in shape. This is
often the first step to reaching a goal, even if they're in small ones
leading to the ultimate fantasy. If you commit to writing down everything
you eat and record all of your exercise sessions, it's right there in
black and white what you're doing wrong. And right.
Gain New Friends and Mentors
If you're blogging online, you'll probably make new friends and
receive much-needed moral support when you cave in and eat way too much.
There's a great deal of satisfaction in telling others what is
working for you and getting useful tidbits of information that will
help you be successful. Sometimes, just knowing you're not
alone gives you motivation to keep at it.
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This information is in no way intended to be a
substitute for professional advice. Consult your physician before starting
a new regimen, fitness plan or diet.