An RD’s Weight-Loss Tips For You and Your Fitness Tracker

By: Julie Upton

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that overweight participants in a diet study who wore fitness trackers actually lost less weight, compared to those who followed the same diet and exercise plan, albeit without any wearable monitoring devices.

While the dieters wearing trackers lost 7.7 pounds in two years, those who didn’t have fitness monitors lost 13 pounds. Even though previous research has reported that wearable technology can motivate people to help them lose weight, the authors of this study point out that those studies were short-term and had limited participants Continued.