There’s a lot of help out there if you look for it.
Guest post provided by Ryan Newhouse. See below for more information about this author.
Weight loss is a journey that requires a good deal of motivation and consistency in order to be successful, which is why the community forum can be so helpful to those who are trying to lose weight.
It has been shown that people who participate in groups like those found in the online community forums lose more weight and keep it off for longer than people who do not.
When you use the community forums in your online food diary you can find others who have similar goals.
Many times, the expectation from a group that you check in every day is enough to motivate people to be more consistent with the logging of their calorie intake. Without that expectation from others, you are only accountable to yourself for the days that you miss, and we all know how easy it is to let ourselves off of the hook for slips.
When you have a group that expects you to check in with them, you are creating a way for you to be accountable to other people, which can help you meet your goals.
There are a lot of tools in your journal, including a food database, an activity tracker, and a diabetes tracker, but the community forum may be the most useful to people who lack support for their weight loss goals at home.
It can be incredibly difficult to lose weight when you do not have the full support of friends and family, which is why a community forum can be so helpful to so many people.
When you use the community forums in your online food journal you are also creating a great motivator for yourself.
Sometimes all it takes is the success of someone else for you to realize that you can do it and that if you stick with your weight loss plan, you will lose weight.
Unlike magic pills or fad diets, tracking your calories does work to help you lose weight, so seeing it in action can be highly motivating.
About the Author:
Ryan Newhouse is a longtime health writer, avid cyclist and general outdoorsman. He has traveled extensively and appreciates sourcing local ingredients for healthy meals and drinks.