Many people eat more often when feeling they are lonely, depressed, frustrated, bored and mad than when they are truly hungry.
Some people can go years without ever feeling hungry because they eat constantly.
Food is their best friend. So, in this week’s video, I’m going to show you how you can dump that “friend,” and make The Omni Journal your new best friend.
In fact, just like a supportive friend who will never leave your side, a journal will change your life.
- Helps you stay on a healthy diet
- Helps you focus on your patterns
- Gives you accountability
- It increases your self-awareness
- It reduces your stress
- It’s a quiet place to work through your struggles
- It gives you peace of mind
- It’s a judgment-free zone
If You Fail To Plan, You Plan To Fail
Whether you are on a diet or not, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. The people who plan ahead and visualize have far greater success. This is especially true for dieters.
Studies have shown that dieters who are journal-writers lose more weight than those who aren’t.
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine published one such revealing study, which included 1,685 overweight or obese people, ages 25 and older.
For 6 months, they kept journals. After six months, they lost about twice as much weight as those who didn’t have a journal or they did but they only wrote in it one day a week or less.
Journal writing has also shown that writing about traumatic or stressful events and your deepest feelings and emotions boosts your emotional and physical health and sense of well-being. This is especially true for men. They often tend to keep things bottled up.
Journaling provides an excellent outlet to let go of those things that are bothering or worrying us.
You Plan Out Your Schedule, But Do You Plan Out Your Meals?
Now you may think planning out your meals for the next day is too much trouble, and that it isn’t necessary, but as Dr. Phil likes to say, “How’s that workin’ for ya?”
Murphy’s Law states: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”
And many times, it can go so horribly wrong, so horribly fast, if you do not plan.
You don’t have to journal forever unless you want to. This is just in the beginning until you have total control. By taking just a few minutes each day to work with this journal, you will be making the habit of healthy living integral to your everyday life.
Each night, I want you to write down in the journal what you plan to eat the next day. Don’t do it on the same day, because I want you to focus on what you intend to do.
Then the next day you can write down if you followed through or not. If you didn’t, I want you to pay attention to when you were weakest, why you didn’t follow through, and what were the obstacles. You’ll start to see a pattern. What’s it telling you?
Your pattern shapes you into the kind of person you are. Think about it.