It is snowing.
Martin Luther King Jr. is top-of-mind.
The United States is home to National Blood Donor Month and National Braille Literacy Month. National Hobby Month and National Soup Month are also celebrated.
We all go to the gym and purchase a new membership.
In fact, January is the month that 12% of all new gym memberships are signed up. The average number of new membership sign-ups for other months is 8% per year.
These new gym rats should have known the secret to weight loss success.
It’s not a super-recommended diet, a quick exercise program, or a fad diet. Instead, it’s project management software.
There are many free tools for project management that you can use to help you lose weight. But, what if you want to know why this method works?
Continue reading to discover the five reasons that project management software is so important for a healthy diet.
1. Grundsätzlich, diets are projects.
Let’s take a look at what a project is. The Project Management Institute defines a project as a temporary effort to create a new product, service, or result. Temporary projects have a defined beginning and ending time and therefore a defined scope and resource.
For a second, think about how this aligns with our weight loss goals:
Project management software was designed to help with projects similar to weight loss. This sentiment is also applicable to other physical goals. Consider:
2. Project management concepts are already being used by weight-loss websites.
It doesn’t really matter if your dieting strategy is using MyFitnessPal or SparkPeople, Lose It! or Excel (c’mon guys!
This is how you can think of it: Gantt charts look exactly like this.
What does projected weight loss look?
Are you starting to notice a trend in your industry?
They are essentially the same thing except that weight loss is more redundant. Lose five pounds: first block. Ten pounds: second block. Fifteen. Twenty. And so on.
You can also use the project management features to manage daily tasks such as calorie counting, exercise, macronutrient advice, and collaboration options. You’ll be able to “like” and “comment” on statuses that overlap. Project management is all about team building, or in the case for weight loss, building a community to share effort.
3. Existing wellness apps won’t help you lose weight.
Habit management apps like Habitica and Habit List are great for weight maintenance but not weight loss.
Because they take out the “project” part of it!
Once a goal is taken off our checklist, it becomes a business process. And business processes or quotidian routines aren’t always exciting. They don’t produce results, they just predictably lead to more of them.
You would think that weight loss apps would do better, right?
Take into account the research on the effectiveness of weight loss apps.
A study published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that 81% of mobile weight-loss apps don’t help dieters. A study by Public Health and Nutrition found that app users can expect to lose only three to six centimeters in their waistline over the course of a single year. Non-app users? It’s not much different, a reduction of between two and four centimeters.
These apps are failing, that’s all.
Do we need to try something different?
4. Mobile is still the best way to lose weight.
Don’t panic sweaty, sad panda! I don’t recommend that you lose your phone to access an on-premise or online project management software option.
Despite the modest success of weight loss apps in helping dieters lose weight, there are still some successes to be proud of. Those centimeters reductions mentioned in section last are still reductions.
The most important factor in determining the efficacy of a diet is its ability to be tracked on mobile.