Written by Carrie Company
Studies support the role of self-monitoring through daily weigh-ins. More frequent self-monitoring was consistently & significantly associated with weight loss compared to less frequent self-monitoring. In the self-weighing studies, there was a significant weight loss difference between weighing daily to weekly & those self-weighing less often.
Studies have shown that people who keep food journals are more likely to be successful in losing weight and keeping it off. A researcher from one study says that people keeping a food diary six days a week lost about twice as much weight as those who kept food records one day a week or less.
A study of people with type 2 diabetes found that those who consistently self-monitored their blood glucose had better “glycemic control” than those who did not. This is a big deal! Stable glucose levels reduce your chances of developing further complications with diabetes.
The American Heart Association recommends home monitoring for all people with high blood pressure to help the healthcare provider determine whether treatments are working.
Lifestyle Disease Risk – Engage 180
If you know your numbers and understand your risk for lifestyle disease, you can take action to reduce your chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, dementia, many forms of cancer and other major chronic illnesses. Because lifestyle disease is preventable and reversible, even if you are at risk, you can still take steps to improve your health … if you know your numbers