by Greg Smithers

Printable weight loss charts are very useful for people trying to lose weight. They serve as a guide, allowing you to keep track of your progress as you follow your weight-loss program.

They provide you with a tangible record of your efforts. As you can print them out, you can put them up where you can see them often.

The data collected on the charts varies. Typically, it will include weekly weight loss (it is usually best not to record daily weight loss figures because natural fluctuations can be a disincentive).

Other data that may be recorded includes various body measurements such as waist size, but can also include things such as clothing size.

Another common metric used is the calculation of Body Mass Index (BMI). While this index only gives a rough indication, the problems only lie at the boundaries. For example, if you are in the middle of the obese category, then it really is time to lose weight. Even small losses in weight can provide considerable health benefits.

Computer programs can produce charts and graphs which allow you to see trends easily. (The problem with using this kind of software is that you need to turn on your computer to edit and print the chart).

Free printable weight loss charts can be found online to download. However, if you aren’t strong willed you should also consider joining a recognized weight loss program.

Weight loss charts provide accountability and a great incentive to keep going towards your weight loss goal.

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