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A different way to graph weight loss

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person" by Judith Beck, Ph.D. suggests this:

On graph paper, make a blank column on the left side labeled: "Pounds (loss or gain). At the bottom of the column, write "Week". To the right at the bottom, number each vertical line from left to right as 1-10 (10 weeks).

At the top, to the left of the first horizontal line, write +2 1/2. On each horizontal line progressing down the sheet, label it 1/2# less until you get to 0. 0 is your base weight. Mark a black dot to the right of the 0 where the lines intersect. That's your starting point.

Weigh on the same day of every week, at the same time, wearing same clothes, etc. By measuring the pounds you've lost instead of what the scale
says, you'll be more encouraged. We celebrate every 1/2 pound loss.

P.S. You can weigh more frequently if that works best for you, but record it on the graph only once a week, the same day of each week.
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