Here’s How Journaling Will Help You Achieve Your Keto Diet Goals
Ambition is the first step to success – the second step is action! I’m so glad you’ve done just that with going on the Keto diet and perhaps purchasing a brand new Keto journal. Congrats!
Would you like to know how you can double your chances of staying on that keto diet and actually losing significant amounts of weight?
You’d say I’m pulling your leg if I told you that your best weight loss tool is not, in fact, the treadmill – but a pen! Now, before you judge, hear me out! Doesn’t writing down everything you eat seem like a super easy way to lose a few pounds? I’m not making this up! This is scientifically proven! In one of the largest and longest weight loss clinical trials, researchers found that dieters who kept food records lost more weight!
You’re going to lose weight with that keto diet, no doubt about that but, wouldn’t you like to double your chances – simply by maintaining a keto food journal? Think about it. How long would it take for you to note down everything you ate in a day? Five minutes? Ten minutes? Fifteen? Well, even if it took you an hour (not that’s it’s going to!) – I would say it’s the best way to spend those 60 minutes of your day.
Here are 3 reasons why you absolutely need a Keto Journal:
#1. Plan And Track Those Keto Meals
You want to be successful at Keto, right? So, you don’t want to be caught with an empty fridge and end up ordering some junk off a menu. Well, that’s what you can avoid if you plan your meals ahead of time and note down every single thing you plan to eat.
We’re human – we’re bound to make mistakes or stumble. What’s most important is that we hold ourselves accountable, and get right back up on the horse. So if you cheat on your diet, a keto journal will help you to acknowledge your mistakes and get you back on the right track. A keto journal will force you to be honest with yourself and you will surely do better the next time around.
#2. Track Your Weight Loss Progress
We humans are visual species. Imagine seeing all your efforts being translated into numbers. Seeing that you lost 1.5 pounds this week and one inch on the stomach the next – that would surely motivate me arm to reach my final weight loss goals!
I don’t know about you, but when I see proof that my results are getting better everytime, that’s when I get pumped up to do more and more. Believe me, seeing your progress in writing will surely help you to move closer to your goals!
When you document your progress you can also study the patterns. Which dishes worked best? What negative thoughts threw me off my game? What are my eating patterns? How do I break unhealthy cravings? How can I get more out of my diet? The answers to ALL these questions lie in tracking your progress, seeing what works and then repeating that over and over again, until you reach the finish line.
#3. Get Inspired With Daily Motivational Quotes
Many people wish to lose weight but that’s just it they wish it with all their heart but are never able to translate these wishes into action. Honestly, I do need my daily dose of motivation – from my friends and family or a profound personality. If you’re anything like me, then keeping a journal will work wonders for you! You will get inspired by daily affirmations that help you sail over your struggles. And believe me, tracking your moods, feelings and all the obstacles you’ve overcome will serve as a daily reminder of what you can achieve if you put your mind to it.
The ketogenic diet is a difficult one. Many people start off thinking they can do it – but very few manage to stay on track and fall off the wagon. If you’ve made it this far, then surely you’re doing some things right. I only urge you to discover which habits are beneficial and then replicate them so that the roadmap to your weight loss goals is clear.
And always remember, that success won’t come from what you do occasionally – it comes from what you do consistently.