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Daily Logging Of Food And Exercise

If You Want The Maximum Effect You Need To Account For Every Bite

It's important to write down everything you eat each day. No matter what the format is that you use, just do it. Even if you are embarrassed about how much you wine you had or the feast you had in front of the refrigerator last night. It's easy to log when you've had a great day but it's most important to log when it's hard. Don't leave out the bite of cheesecake or the extra cup of coffee. You need to see what you've been doing and you need an honest and accurate account of your daily intake to see your potential pitfalls.

Is There A Right Way Or Wrong Way To Log or Journal Each Day?

No. Simply write down whatever you think and whatever you like. There is no right way to write down your activities and the more personal you make your entries, the more you'll learn about yourself. If you didn't workout that day, write down "no workout". Even if you have to write down "no workout" seven days in a row, it's essential that you see this because it will force your brain to figure out how to get that workout in and you'll feel elated when you do get that workout in and you write "rollerblading in the park"!

PEERtrainer Specific Logging Advice

If you use the PEERtrainer format of integrating logging with group support, make sure to use the "Notes" section. The "notes" section is for your personal thoughts and is an important peice to your puzzle. You'll learn a great deal from your daily calorie and food intake but your notes become a dialog with yourself and they become a window into your potential triggers. Sometimes PT members write "dinner out with co-workers tonight" and group members read this and offer helpful hints to stay on track. Your "notes" section is your way to communicate to others and most importantly, your communication mechanism with yourself. Your goal is to change you and the best way to change your habits is to see what those thoughts are behind those choices. The "notes" section is an ideal way to see your thoughts, choices and find your way to where you want to go.

Food Logging and Journaling Resources and Discussions:

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If you are like most people, you know how to lose weight and get fit, but simply have a hard time following through. PEERtrainer was built to help you follow through, via daily logging and peer support. It is easy to get started--you log your food, exercise, thoughts each day. This takes about 5 minutes, and is a great habit to develop. You do this in small weight loss groups of 4 and larger "teams". The logging makes you much more aware of your habits. The group members read your logs and keep you motivated and supported. This tight integration of logging with free online weight loss support groups is very effective. It is also a unique and patent-pending process.

It is easy to get started:

1. You Sign Up. It is free.
2. Join Groups and Teams. If you don't find ones you like- Start One. Active Groups Fill Up Quickly, You Might Want To Start A Couple To Get The Perfect Mix of People.

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