OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE DATA

Understanding Objective and Subjective Data Tracking

When your Walk-In Weightloss provider meets with a client in a one-on-one situation, we follow any and every variable we can to ensure our efforts are progressing in a positive way. We use two broad categories for this purpose: Objective Data is information that is impartial or independent of the user’s frame of mind or input. This would include blood pressure, cholesterol levels,
body composition (lean mass and fat mass), scale weight (IF used correctly), cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, blood sugar, etc. Subjective Data is information that is biased or inclined by the user's state of mind or perception. This set of data includes energy levels, cognitive abilities, moods, hunger, how one is sleeping, sexual vigor and satisfaction, etc. It is important to realize that there is some crossover between the two areas. For our purposes, and as you achieve health maximization, categorizing them with the following chart will help you literally ‘see’ results and then make appropriate changes / adjustments.

 

Keeping track by answering the sample questions below allows you to see subjective and objective acts to help you track your progress toward optimal health. I would suggest you make a copy of the hart and fill it out once a week for as long as you need to. This is provided for three primary reasons: 1) to give you the ability to ‘see’ changes taking place; 2) to give you a framework to look back on and utilize as a tool for future use and program design and finally, 3) to get you in the habit of tracking yourself with more reliable data than the scale. In the Objective portion of the tracking chart, we will use four of the primary objective data marks. These include clothes fitting differently, scale weight, cardiovascular endurance, and muscle strength. Other sets of data such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood sugar, though very important to track and I would encourage you to do so with your medical professional. It has been my experience, with thousands of patients whom I have had the good fortune to track all of the above on, that seeing changes in these four standards helps the other health measures change for the better as well!

The Subjective result section includes what experience has shown to be the ‘big eight’. There are eight subjective questions that tie directly into optimal health. I encourage each one of you to utilize the information you keep track of in the future, to help you to make adjustments and life changes that will keep you on a continual progression toward optimal health.

OBJECTIVE DATA

 

  • My clothes are starting to fit me differently.
  • My scale weight is changing in the direction I want.
  • My cardiovascular endurance is improving.
  • My strength has improved.

 

SUBJECTIVE DATA

 

  • I feel better overall.
  • I am sleeping well.
  • I am thinking with good clarity.
  • My mood is improved.
  • My outlook on my health is better.
  • I have more energy.
  • I am satisfied with my food intake.
  • I am enjoying life.