Did you know you could use Google Patent Search to diet?
That’s what I learned at lifehack.org. I found an article Kyle wrote describing Unconventional Diet Tips, Lose 50 lbs in 3 months. First, the tips are worth mentioning:
- Buy a Digital Scale
- Weigh yourself everyday
- Drink 8 glasses of water everyday
- Make your Diet Public
- Don’t Diet on the weekends
- Don’t sacrifice your life for your diet
- Make Small Changes
- Gain perspective by understanding the fractions
- Rationalize your workouts
- Have a red flag weight
Lastly, for the curious out there…I followed the Weight Watchers diet. I did not pay for the diet, nor did I go to meetings. I found out all the information about the diet on-line. The first place to look is at their patent.
All well known diets are available via Google Patent Search.
Author: Kyle Pott, Source: lifehack.org
Of course, we’re big proponents of weighing yourself everyday, but I know that some people get discouraged with the day-to-day fluctuations. If you do, then weigh yourself weekly.
Make Small Changes is the theme we’ve begun to talk about in our The Slow Weigh to weight loss series.
The gem at the bottom: Who knew that you could get the formula for Weight Watchers, just by doing a patent search? I didn’t. I will have to do more research to see what else I can learn personally from patents.
Although, as Laura Moncur from starling-fitness.com alluded to in her recent post Back to Weight Watchers, Weight Watchers is more than just following principles. It’s a social event. For some people, the motivation of weighing in every week with fellow weight management friends really helps. I think that’s what Kyle means by Make Your Diet Public.
We’ve got some exciting new Simpleweight features coming that will make taking your diet public simple.
What do you think of these tips? Are you following them? What have you learned by patent searching?