Wednesday, December 16, 2009

100 Healthy Living Tips - #16 - Your Weightloss New Year's Resolution

Is your New Year's Resolution this year to lose weight? I know I would like to lose a few extra pounds that have crept up over the holidays. Too many cookies and not enough time to work out at the Y. I read that people who keep food diaries lose twice as much weight as people who don't keep a journal listing the foods they eat and their exercise. That's why, when I want to lose weight, I get a food diary to keep track of food, calories and weight for a couple months.

This year I decided to try Lean Mode, Color Code - Not Your Usual Food Diary. This food journal got 5 star reviews on Amazon. You can add your own dates and start with it anytime but there's something motivating about beginning something new at the New Year. With this food diary, you can set achievable daily or weekly goals, keeping it simple, or making more detailed goals.

This food diary lets you track daily calories, water intake, healthful food items you've eaten and more.What a wonderful weightloss tool to help you with your New Year's Resolution.

Food diaries are wonderful because most people underestimate the number of calories they consume on a daily basis. A food diary helps you hold yourself accountable and see where you could cut 100 calories here and there - which adds up.

If your New Year's Resolution is to lose weight, begin on January 1 to track your food and exercise in a food diary or journal. You'll be glad you did when the pounds melt away.

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