Monday, June 29, 2009

Tips On How To Double Your Weight Loss

By Joshua Seth

A study came out a while back that discovered a key difference with people who are successful at losing weight and those who are not. The simple act of keeping a food diary was found to be responsible for losing twice as much weight as not keeping one. These findings will be will be published in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and were funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

The more food records people kept, the more weight they lost, said lead author Jack Hollis Ph.D

This should come as no surprise to owners of my Weight Loss Hypnosis System CDs. I include a food journal along with an Action Item Form, Personal Weight Loss Contract, Monthly Recap Form, and other support documents. If you own this CD system and arent using the Food Journal, then the results of this study should inspire you to print it out and use it.

I just did a search for food diaries online and found a very popular site thats selling access to them for $9 a month! Thats just plain crazy. This stuff is not complicated. It's food. It's your body. It's not necessary to get lost in the minutia of doing a statistical analysis of your eating habits. It is important however to be aware of what you eat. Thats why I provide all those tracking forms with my weight loss CD system.

These forms will all be included as a bonus with my weight loss book when it comes out next month, but since keeping a food journal is amazing way to start the process of losing weight I thought Id provide one to you right now as a bonus for reading this blog :-)

Heres the idea behind keeping a food journal: by writing down everything you eat on a daily basis, you will begin to become objectively aware of the calories you are consuming and the source of those calories. The key here is that its objective. Youre not relying on your own selective memory to determine your current eating habits, its all written out there in black and white.

Print out the food journal provided below. Make 7 copies of it. For the next week fill one out day by day and make sure to include what you drink too. Then, at the end of the week, take a look back and notice the patterns. This is your starting point.

When making any type of change in your life, its important to know where you are now, where you want to get to, and then start taking the necessary steps to reach the goal.

In next weeks article I'll reveal you how to use the results of your food journal to start making the changes that will lead to permanent weight loss.

Heres the link to get your free food journal: Food Journal PDF

Print it out now and start using it today and youll be able to take advantage of next weeks followup article when it comes out. Dont put this off. I may take this link down once the book comes because out the food journal will be provided as one of the books bonuses.

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