The weight loss industry (a multibillion-dollar industry annually) would love to have you believe that there is absolutely no simple or straightforward way to lose weight and build the body of your dreams unless you purchase their overpriced (and often times unproductive) workout programs, supplements, and pieces of exercise equipment.
Thankfully nothing could be further from the truth.
After all, people have been finding ways to figure out how to get fit – and stay fit – for centuries, long before these late-night TV pitchmen exploded on the scene with “Seven Minute Abs”.
At the end of the day, you are going to be able to effectively transform your body with nothing more than some simple health focused decisions and a notebook.
Journaling has proven to be one of the best accountability partners for those looking to lose weight
Research has shown time and time again that those that attempt to lose weight all on their own end up struggling far more than those that have accountability partners. The only problem is that there are a lot of people out there that really aren’t all that excited about partnering up with someone to help them lose weight for a variety of different reasons.
And that’s where the food journal comes into play.
Early food journals were nothing more than simple spiral ring binders and notebooks, but today people are really upping their results by taking advantage of everything that smart phone technology has to offer and snapping pictures of their meals.
There’s something about having to record EVERYTHING that you eat all day long event stops you from binging, stops you from over indulging, and really cuts back on your portion control without you having to put in too much extra effort along the way.
Try journaling for a month and see what kind of results you are able to enjoy
If you are a little bit dubious about the beneficial impact that food journaling can have on your life – especially if you’re looking to lose weight and have struggled to do so in the past – make sure that you give it a try for 30 days just to see what kinds of changes (if any) you are able to make possible.
The odds are pretty good that you were going to be shocked at just how easy it is to completely overhaul your life with literally nothing more than a food journal and some healthier decisions that become effortless when you hold yourself accountable.