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Keeping a food diary is the best way to lose weight! [NEW RESEARCH]

New research published in the March issue of Obesity shows that monitoring calorie and fat intake is the best way to lose weight.

Keeping a food diary is the best way to lose weight! [NEW RESEARCH]

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This research proves what we have always said, that keeping a food diary is the best way to lose weight, but not only that, monitoring your food intake will also improve overall health.

Poor nutrition and obesity is linked to chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

New Research

The new research published in the March issue of Obesity shows that monitoring calorie and fat intake is the best way to lose weight, but it is viewed as so unpleasant and time consuming that many would be weight losers don’t have the will power to do it.

After 6 months of an online behavioural weight loss programme, researchers at the University of Vermont and the University of Southern Carolina found that the most successful participants, losing 10% of their body weight, spend an average of just 14.6 minutes per day recording their food.

“People hate it; they think it's onerous and awful, but the question we had was: How much time does dietary self-monitoring really take?" said Jean Harvey, chair of the Nutrition and Food Sciences Department at the University of Vermont and the lead author of the study. "The answer is, not very much."

“Those who self-monitored three or more times per day, and were consistent day after day, were the most successful,” Harvey said. “It seems to be the act of self-monitoring itself that makes the difference.” 

Conclusion

With summer just around the corner, this is the perfect time to start keeping a food diary to lose weight and be healthier, so what are you waiting for?

Start keeping your food diary. Not only will you be more likely to lose weight if that’s what you want to do, you’ll also be improving your overall health as you see which micronutrients you are lacking and make changes to include more of them.

  Start using the food diary today - It's free!  

Surya Wright

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I'm our communications and marketing person, dealing with social media and copywriting. I also work with Matt and Ric overseeing the design and strategic management of the site. I'm also the author of the Eva the Hungry Amoeba children's book series (only one so far). You can find it on Amazon. My favourite foods, shepherds pie and smoked haddock!

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