WHY WRITING IT DOWN WORKS!!!!

"NO NEED TO WRITE IT DOWN," YOU SAY TO YOURSELF."I CAN KEEP MY FOOD DIARY IN MY HEAD."

YES, BUT KEEPING A DIARY IN YOUR HEAD ISN'T NEARLY AS EFFECTIVE AS PUTTING THING DOWN ON PAPER, AS RESEARCHERS IN HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY HAVE CONCLUSIVELY DEMONSTRATED ACCORDING TO A STUDY AT THE CENTER FOR BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE IN CHICAGO, WRITING THINGS DOWN SERVES AS "FOCUSING DEVICE. THE REQUIREMENT OF KEEPING A FOOD DIARY LENDS AUTHORITY TO THE PROCESS ITSELF AND THUS HELPS YOU PAY CLOSER ATTENTION TO YOUR EATING.WRITING THINGS DOWN ALSO INCREASES YOUR COMMITMENT BY HELPING TURN AN ABSTRACT, LONG-TERM GOAL INTO SHORT-TERM REMINDERS . THE FOOD DIARY HELPS CREATE AN INTERNAL DIALOGUE." RESEARCHERS SAY, IN WHICH YOU EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT YOU'UR DOING. FINALLY WRITING DOWN WHAT YOUR'RE EATING LENDS A OBJECTIVE POWER TO WHAT YOU'RE DOING: THIS IS A  PROBLEM YOU'UR SOLVING. NOT A CONDITION THAT MAKES YOU HELPLESS. THE MORAL? WRITE IT DOWN-CONSISTENTLY, CAREFULLY, IN BLACK AND WHITE...

                                                                                                  WRITTEN BY: DR. HOWARD M. SHAPIRO....

                                                                                                      

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