Without a doubt the answer is yes! A weight loss chart is one of the best assets and resources anyone looking to lose weight could use.
Put it this way, if you're serious about losing weight then you're going to want to utilize and have at your disposal every little bit of help and motivational cheer that you can lay your hands on – a weight loss chart can be that and more.
The best time to start such a chart is obviously right before you start your diet or weight loss program, but if you've already started your diet, then it is never too late to throw one together.
You are basically looking to chart your starting weight, measurements and you either chart these on a day by day basis or a week by week progress. The truth is there are some statistics and measurements that you will want to do weekly others daily.
A weight loss chart should also have your goals written up on it and you should be able to clearly chart your progress towards your goals whenever you look at the chart. Some charts have a place for the food you eat to be documented and it is always a good idea to be able to see what you ate on one particular day and to see if there was any shift in weight either way on that day. In this way you can clearly see the effect of certain foods on your weight and you can quickly make real adjustments to your weight loss regime if you are getting results you're not happy with.
As a morale booster, a chart can be invaluable. If you're brave enough to stick one up in a public place, either the family kitchen or the kitchen area at your work for instance, and your family and co-workers see your stats going in the right direction, the boost to your morale will be amazing. Even if the stats go in the wrong direction, there is still something positive to pull from that. You will have made yourself accountable and you will be spurred on by yourself and those around you to reverse the direction of your weight.
You can easily make your own chart with the headings that you want to include or you can simply download one from the many sites online that offer them for free.
Whatever you decide, don't forget to highlight your successes and celebrate them as they appear on your weight loss chart.