Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Notebook Can Help You Lose Weight

Carry a palm-size notebook everywhere you go for one week.
Studies have found that people who maintain food diaries wind up eating about 15 percent less food than those who don’t. Write down every single morsel that enters your lips — even water.

Add 10 percent to the amount of daily calories you think you’re eating.
Then adjust your eating habits accordingly. If you think you’re consuming 1,700 calories a day and don’t understand why you’re not losing weight, add another 170 calories to your guesstimate. Chances are, the new number is more accurate.

Keep a healthy snack with you at all times.
Studies show that when you eat whenever you're hungry, you will be able to manage your weight than those who follow the standard breakfast-lunch-dinner schedule. If you are looking to melt inches without struggles, reaching for a fruit cup is a smart choice. Penn State University researchers found that when you cut back on fatty foods and eat fruit whenever hunger strikes lose 20 percent more weight than those who focus only on slashing fat intake.