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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Ustrzycki

2x your Weight Loss Success by Keeping Track

A study of nearly 1,700 participants showed that keeping a food diary can double a person's weight loss.

It’s not that you cannot lose weight. You can as long as you have the right tools and support systems in place. Food journalling is one of the systems Courtney For Life Coaching develops on an individual basis for our clients’ success.

In this study, the best predictors of weight loss were how frequently food diaries were kept and how many support sessions* the participants attended.

*In relation to you, these support sessions with Courtney For Life Coaching look like weekly accountability through progress check ins.

Those who kept daily food records lost twice as much weight as those who kept no records.

The lead author from this research said “the simple act of writing down what you eat encourages people to consume fewer calories."

This doesn’t necessarily mean using My Macros+ and logging your macronutrient intake* but that can very much likely heighten the likelihood of adherence, autonomy and success.

*This is an approach we take at Courtney For Life Coaching. We focus on setting macronutrient targets based on each individual clients’ current lifestyle needs and aligns with short- and long-term goals. We encourage a flexible approach to dieting, where we teach our clients to make their own, confident choices with their nutrition, to eat foods they love in moderation and still achieve their physique- and performance-related goals.

But even just writing down what you eat – the process of reflection – help us become better aware of habits and tends to encourage behaviour change.

Although this can all seem so simple, we know nutrition isn’t necessarily easy. If you’re tired of spinning your wheels and trying to figure this out on your own, I encourage you to connect with our team > Let us meet you where you are, regardless of your lifestyle and past diet history, and develop systems that truly work for your goals and sustainable success.

Source: Kaiser Permanente, July 8, 2008,

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