If fat loss is your goal and I can tell you it is with about 90% of our clients then you just have to track what you do and here is a study that heavily supports this assertion.
“Researchers from Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research kept tabs on 1,685 overweight and obese adults (men and women), whose average weight was 212 pounds. The researchers encouraged participants to adhere to a reduced-calorie, DASH eating plan and asked them record their daily food intake and exercise minutes.weight loss was 13 pounds per person. But researchers discovered something else; the more participants recorded what they ate, the more weight they lost in the end. Participants who did not keep a food diary lost about 9 pounds over the course of the study, while those who recorded their food intake six or more days per week lost 18 pounds—twice as much as those who didn’t track any food! Spark People website.
After 20 weeks, the average
So if you are a client of ours we provide an online fitness journal for this express purpose. We would like to see you use it! We have always said, if it isn’t written down it didn’t happen. But keep in mind, when we say this we are referring to exercise. We are definitely NOT referring to food. Because, whether you write it down or not, or whether someone saw you eat it or not, or it was only a broken piece of biscuit not an actual biscuit etc etc. That event DID happen and your body will not lie!
We will soon have a new system available that can help you plan your meals, put together a shopping list and track your progress! Prepare to be impressed and stay tuned for more info. In the mean time awareness = successful behaviour modification when it comes to forming good habits of eating and exercise.