You can’t change what you can’t measure!
According to various research, people who keep food journals are more likely to be successful in losing weight and keeping it off.
There are several benefits of journaling, including:
- Creating accountability
- Tracking progress
- Identifying patterns or triggers (ie: overeating at night, emotional eating)
- Increasing awareness of what you are eating
- Identifying areas/foods of concern and extra calories
The journal is the most important tool for our dieters and coaches. For a coach it will discern dieter habits and help you make the necessary adjustments in weekly coaching sessions.
Short of being with your Dieter 24 hours a day it is the only tool that will help you gain insight into their daily habits and will be key to helping Dieters achieve their goals. By enforcing the journal right from the start it will create a habit for Dieters and will help them sustain this habit once they reach phase 4 and beyond.
Just as we would not go to the gym without our running shoes, a dieter should not be coming to a weekly coaching session without their journal.
Our Daily Journal (Phase 1-3) has been designed specifically for Dieters to keep track of what and how much they are eating and drinking and to ensure that they are consuming the daily required amount of supplements.
The Phase 4 journal is aligned to our Ideal Lifestyle Approach to Maintenance and incorporates the key concepts of phase 4. In addition to the food diary it also allows Dieters to monitor their sleep habits, daily activity, indulgence days, slip-ups and portion control; providing guidelines for enjoying their new Lifestyle.