Did you make a New Years resolution to lose weight, start a new diet and exercise more? If so your one of the 65 percent that have already given up by February. People tend to set goals to high or don’t know how to get started, these goals can’t be maintained because they are not realistic.
There are no quick fixes or fad diet that is going to be the magic you are looking for, if you really want to lose weight and exercise more you will have to make lifestyle changes, something you can live with for the rest of your life.
One of the easiest methods of tracking what you eat is to just write it down in a notepad everyday. Be honest with yourself even if you have cheated. Make sure to write down not just food but beverages also, you may want to include the amount of time you spent exercising also. You can go back and review what your food intake was for the week and commit to making healthier choices.
Lifestyle tracking is just what it says in the simplest form. Why waste hundreds of dollars on products or programs that most often don’t work. If you need support to help you with your goals there are many free blogs and forums on the Internet that offer some good advice along with a friendly support system.
I personally use a tracking system since I have tried many fad diets and programs only to always put the weight back on. My only success has been with tracking my results and making changes to live a healthier lifestyle. It take 3 to 4 weeks to develop a habit that’s why those New Years resolutions tend to fail so fast in the first few weeks.