Dover Personal Trainers reveal a key fitness success secret that is very often overlooked but when used correctly has been proven to increase success by 50%.
A recent study included 179 people taking part in Shape Up RI, an annual online 12-week community weight-loss competition in Rhode Island.
In one arm of the study, volunteers were assigned to the standard Shape Up RI program which included video lessons on weight loss. In the second study, participants in the same standard Shape Up RI program but were provided with a system that they made daily entries in which in return provided computer-generated feedback.
Participants who lost 5 percent or more of their body weight were more than three times higher in the second study — 40.5 percent versus 13.2 percent, according to the report.
Dover Personal Trainers explain “For those who are working on weight loss, just writing down everything you eat is a pretty powerful technique.” Being accountable forces you to answer to yourself at the end of every day. And the person you want to let down least is usually you… So if you commit to journaling each day, you’ll quickly get tired of writing about poor results and start doing something about it.
“It helps the participants see where the extra calories are coming from, and then develop more specific plans to deal with those situations,” The technique also helps hold dieters accountable for what they are eating providing clarity and motivation.
Here’s a few habit-forming tips to help you from Dover Personal Trainers…
3 Easy Ways To Stay Committed
- Let Family and friends know about your journey, “Going public” is a good way to put more pressure on you to stick with this.
- Block time to write your journal. At the end of the day is obviously best. Maybe keep your journal by your bed and spend 15 minutes filling it in before going to sleep. Or fill it out while you watch T.V. at night.
- Journal every day, even on the weekends. Journaling a few times a week simply isn’t good enough because gaps break up the habit forming process and also give you room for maneuver. For example you can miss a day and then say you’ll make it up another day, you won’t. So journal every day.
Dover Personal Trainers feel strongly that if you can commit to journaling for 30 days, then you’ll be hooked. 30 days may seem like a long time, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s not. If you would like to speak with a professional to learn more click Dover Personal Trainer now.
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