Losing weight is usually never as simple as eating less, opting for a different diet, or simply deciding to exercise more. Let’s be real: It’s invariably a combination of all of those strategies, combined with hearty self-discipline, a supportive network of friends and family, and all sorts of clever tips and tricks you can use to give yourself an assist along the way. After all, there’s a reason why an outsize number of dieters simply quit, and roughly 80% of people who successfully lost weight end up gaining most of it back. Weight loss is hard.
If you’re determined to lose weight, however, an all-new study published in the journal Obesity contains some interesting data that you can potentially use to make your own weight loss a little easier, and it sheds light on the importance of tracking your weight loss goals using all of the digital tools at your fingertips.