2. Ditch the tracker
Contrary to what you may have been led to believe, your fitness tracker may not be helping you to drop a dress size as much as you think. A study published in JAMA found participants who didn’t use a tracker lost five pounds more than those who did. The authors concluded that “the gap between recording information and changing behavior is substantial.”
If you’re looking to lose weight, avoid viewing your walking data as ‘extra calories’. See your steps as an added bonus that will enhance your weight loss efforts.
Avoid getting discouraged by your device data. If you’re too tired to take one more step but you’re a significant way off your step goal, do what you can and move on. And avoid the urge to compensate by comfort eating!