A Daily Food Journal – The Power of the Written Word !
A Daily Food Journal is one of the most powerful weight loss tools you can use. The Good Book says “…the word is a sword…” keeping a daily food journal will place all strength and power in your written words. Humanity is established on this fact. It is what separates the intelligence of mankind from savages! Words give us Knowledge and Knowledge gives us Power.
You might be surprised to hear about one particular study done by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. The Center tracked more than 2,000 dieters encouraged to keep a written record of their daily meals, snacks and activity in a food diary. The conclusion ending their study showed the most accurate assessment of successful weight loss was attributed to dieters who keep a daily food journal as opposed to those who didn’t. http://www.kpchr.org/research/public/pubview.aspx?paperid=1165 – 8k
It was found that keeping a daily food journal trumped exercise habits, age, and body mass index. The number of pounds dieters lost was directly related to the number of days they wrote in their log.(It’s no coincidence that Weight Watchers, one of the oldest and most successful diet programs, asks participants to track what they eat.)
A daily food journal will help you become more aware of your eating and activity habits, and problem areas. They give you a basis from which to plan changes and set goals, and allow you to look back and see what you’ve changed over time. A daily food journal and activity diary will also encourage you to be conscious about what you eat and do, writing it down gives you the chance to think twice before you eat.
This is one of the most important things you can do to help you gain control your weight. Write down everything you eat and drink throughout the day, all you need is a smart phone app or composition book and pen, How easy is that!
The most important lesson learned by recording every item you eat into a daily-food-journal is ACCOUNTABILITY! Just ask any accountant – the books don’t lie! Once it is entered and tallied, it’s a fact! Be accountable to yourself…You’re all you’ve got! Monitor your health habits the way you monitor your bank accounts…because good health is more valuable than anything money can buy!