Once again, it has been proven that documenting your weight loss and keeping regular tabs on it, is a great way to get in shape and keep the excess pounds off.
In a study conducted by Professor David Levitsky from Cornell University, results suggest that people who lost weight in the first year were successful in keeping the pounds off in the following year, which ordinarily, up to 40 percent folks tend to pack back on. This change was propelled not by dietary choices or exercises programs, but by merely weighing oneself every morning, and maintaining an account of the figures on the scale. So much so, that even after a five year period, said people were more likely to be able to keep the weight off, than the others.
What’s interesting to note is that this method works even better for men (than women).
In the study, the participants were asked to choose any mode of weight loss method, whether it was skipping a meal, curbing impulsive snacking, controlling portion sizes, or whatever they please. Documenting the weight change reinforced their dietary choices, and motivated them to eat more mindfully, giving them better results in the long run.
With that in mind, we suggest you head to the fitness store and put your money on a weighing scale and food journal, pronto!