Over the years, I have learned that clients willing to use fitness tools always show the most progress. What is the best fitness and weight loss tool?
The ultimate weight loss tool is...
A journal is the ultimate weight loss and fitness tool.
It's not a fancy scale, personal trainer, or measuring tape. It's a simple, bound notebook where you store your life's journey. Or if you prefer, it's a computer app, which is a popular choice.
A new study by Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, found that women who wrote about personal relationships, interests, goals or things they felt gave them value lost more weight than women who did not.
Although the study can not tell you journaling affects everyone the same way, it does reiterate the fact that my clients who journal lose more weight than those who don't.
Your journal may begin as a food log, but it's more than a tool for food. A journal acts as an amazing tool to keep track of your moods, life changes and goals. It's the friend that doesn't argue back, but still keeps you accountable to the matters you find important.
It's also a reflective tool for personal growth. You can see the days you are doing well, and correlate it to activities in your life. It can also be used to see what other avenues of your life has grown, or needs growth.
Source: Exercise Is Good for Your Waistline-- – But It's a Writing Exercise
Lisa M. White
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