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Keeping a Weight Loss Journal

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Keeping track of your weight loss progress is very important because it gives you a clear understanding about how many calories you consume every day, how much exercise you've done and how you feel emotinally. By keeping a weight loss journal you are becoming accountable to yourself for your whole weight loss journal and it has been proven that by doing this you increase your chances of success.

 

It's very easy to break your diet if you don't monitor what you eat during the day. Get yourself a journal that you write down what you've eaten, the calories you've eaten, and what type of workout you've done for the day. This is typically called a Weight Loss Journal, Diet Diary, or Diet Journal. By keeping track of calories, you'll make sure that you don't go over a certain caloric amount during the day. Also tracking your workout will show you the areas that you've improved in...trust me, its great inspiration to see how far you've come. Keeping a weight loss journal of your progress is very important, because it shows you the progress you are making. This helps to keep you motivated, especially through times when all you want to do is cheat on your diet.

 

How to Keep a Weight Loss Journal

At first it may seem like a daunting task to keep a weight loss journal, but in the long run it will help you stay on track to reach your goals. You may think you're only cheating a nibble here or a nibble there, but writing everything you eat down on paper will keep you honest. Be sure to write how you feel as you progress as well because this will help you start understanding the relationship between food and your mood. As you progress, your weight loss journal will begin telling you a story about yourself that you may not have realized.

 

Example Weight Loss Journal

Here is a sample Weight Loss Journal that you can print and use if you like: Sample Weight Loss Journal