Do you know what the best proven way to lose weight is?
It’s not running for an hour…it’s not doing circuit training…it’s not even doing high intensity training.
It’s very simple and all you really need is:
- 1 Pen
- 1 Piece of paper
Then all you have to do is pick up the pen and start writing on the paper! Now you’re not just writing anything down on the piece of paper. Research and dozens of studies prove that the more you record the foods you eat, the more your weight will go down.
You’re probably thinking, how is that possible? Well, if you’ve ever tried to keep a food journal or food diary you know how much it will motivate and keep you on track.
A while back I kept an exercise log that I bought from a local bookstore and wrote down every single exercise session I completed on that particular day. One thing that I clearly remember was when I looked back on what I did that day, I was motivated to do more in my next session. After writing down my exercise habits for a few weeks, and reflecting on what I had done, it really gave me a sense of accomplishment and it allowed me to physically see my progress.
When you start writing down what you put in your mouth you’ll start to notice things and become more aware of your eating patterns. You might find out that every night before dinner you have a sugary snack, or that you don’t eat breakfast until 10 am.
By updating your journal daily of what you eat, you’ll find your flaws and be able to fix them immediately. And the most motivating element of this is that you’ll be able to refer back to day one and see the changes you went through to be where you are.
But it doesn’t happen with the snap of your fingers, get up right now grab a piece of paper and a pen and write down what you ate today…Do it! (There’s no point in reading this and not taking action)
You’ll be happy you did because when people start asking you how you’re losing weight and looking great…you can easily tell them, “With a pen and a piece of paper.“