Keeping a weight loss journal or any life journal has many advantages and benefits. Whether your entries are long or short you can track information that can be easily used for future reference. You can actually see what you were thinking because your thoughts and experiences are in your weight loss journal.
You will be able to write down your starting measurements and everything you have eaten for the day. You will also be able to write down all of the negatives that you were thinking and if they made you eat.
Keeping a weight loss journal has a proven benefit of reducing stress during your battle of the bulge. Writing your thoughts down in a weight loss journal is a release for what you feel for that day which reduces stress.
A weight loss journal creates more personal awareness, and therefore more focus on your weight loss. The routine and habit of creating a weight loss journal means making time for you. When you set aside time for yourself, you can feel the benefit and gain from doing something specifically for yourself.
A weight loss journal also allows you to set goals for what you want to accomplish for the day, the month, the year, or a lifetime, is an excellent tool to help you get those things done. You can create a personal checklist of “things to do.”
A weight loss journal can be a wonderful tool to help better understand yourself and the world that surrounds you during difficult times.