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Comment author: [deleted] 07 June 2012 01:22:47PM *  4 points [-]

I don't know for certain, but it seems to me that a common failure mode for people struggling with weight is paying too much concern to various statistics, invented or not.

Disclaimer: I don't believe the following is good general advice. I don't have any theory backing it up.

At this point, in my own current work, the most useful thing I've implemented is applying the nameless virtue to this. If I want to look better, then I need to have goals that involve looking better; if I want more endurance, I need to have goals that involve running harder and longer, and etc. It seems trivial but I don't see very much of it in the fitness community.