Losing weight is no easy task. In fact, it's one of the most difficult things you ever opt for. This is also why most people often tend to take on fad diets like the keto diet, vegan diet, juice diets and whatnot. But in the end, no diet is successful if you can't follow it for a long-term period. If you're one of those people who have tried and tested everything but haven't gotten their desired results, what if we share a new trick with you that practically requires you to do nothing?
'Must be humbug', you might say to yourself. But trust us when we say this trick actually works and we have proof. A study found that tracking what you eat on a daily basis is what can make a difference when you want to lose weight. That's right, all you need to do is track what you consume and it'll help you get a better idea of what you should and shouldn't be eating.
A study conducted on 150 participants found that the ones who logged their food habits by writing down what they wrote over a period of six months lost more weight than the ones who didn't write at all. The ones who had lost weight had only spent 15 minutes per day tracking what they consumed. Here, recording what they consumed meant "recording the calories and fat for all foods and beverages they consumed, as well as the portion sizes and the preparation methods."
By recording what they were eating, people automatically became more conscious of their food choices. So, they stopped eating junk foods and started opting for healthier options instead. You can do the same thing if you want to lose weight. One easy way to record things is by dividing those 15 minutes into three different parts. You can spend 5 minutes on tacking your food consumption after every meal which would be breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Team this with moderate to vigorous exercise 3-4 days a week and you'll start noticing the difference in your weight in no time! Stay tuned for more updates.