Thursday, August 4, 2011

Double Your Fat Burning Results With A Journal?

Would you believe that simply by keeping a record of the food you eat that you can likely DOUBLE your fat loss results?

A study conducted by Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon, followed the results of 1700 men and women considered to be overweight or obese as they attempted to slim down over a period of 20 weeks. One group was asked to keep a food diary while the other was not. At the end of the study it was found that those who had kept a record of what they were eating actually managed to drop about twice the weight (18 pounds) compared to the other group

So why does this work so well? The thought is that by journaling your food consumption you are constantly reminding yourself that you have a goal, and your mind more closely tries to hold you to the commitment that caused you to begin journaling in the first place.

This finding doesn't really surprise fitness professionals like Carolyn Hansen, who believe that accountability is one of the keys to fat loss success.

Carolyn has her own fat loss membership site that she calls The No Excuses Body Makeover Program. Members are encouraged to keep a food diary for at least the first few weeks of their attempt to retrain their mind for healthy eating habits. Journaling your food, and taking note of which foods are high in calories and deficient in nutrients, slowly works its magic over time.

Eventually you begin to look at food differently, Carolyn says. You stop putting certain food items into your shopping cart. You avoid grabbing the calorie-dense offerings served up by friends and coworkers during social interactions. Slowly by surely, your mind begins to accept that not all foods are equal, and the source of your calories matters a great deal, even if the total number of calories you would have consumed by eating them is the same.

If you are interested in joining a community of fat loss conscious individuals who have mutually agreed to follow the strategies that Carolyn has laid out in her program, and which are delivered to you slowly over a period of several months so that you can gradually ease your way into the new "No Excuses" lifestyle, head on over to her No Excuses Body Makeover site.

While you are there, be sure to check out what others have to say about Carolyn's approach to building a metabolism that burns more fat through the proper use of exercise, healthy eating habits, and the adoption of a mindset that guarantees sustainable results. If you want to DOUBLE your fat loss results, this is an excellent way to jump start your progress.

By the way, you can also grab her popular report for FREE on "The Best Way To Lose Weight".

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