Keeping Food Diary may Help Women Dieters Lose Weight

by Kathy Jones on  July 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM Women Health News
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Keeping a food diary during dieting may be an excellent idea for women after a new study revealed that women dieters who kept a food diary and did not eat out in restaurants were more likely to lose weight compared to those who did not keep one.
 Keeping Food Diary may Help Women Dieters Lose Weight
Keeping Food Diary may Help Women Dieters Lose Weight
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The study was conducted by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center who observed 123 post menopausal women who were overweight or obese and were part of a weight loss program for a period of one year.

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The participants were asked to keep a food journal during the program period and were limited to 1,200 to 2,000 calories per day. The researchers found that those who kept food journals managed to lose over 11 percent of their starting weight or 19 pounds by the end of the program.

"The more accountable you are, the better you are going to do at weight loss. A food journal is one of the easiest ways to keep track of what you are eating. If you write it down, it seems more real. If you don't, it's so easy to pretend to yourself that you didn't eat that much", lead researcher Anne McTiernan said.


Source: Medindia
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