CNN has a typically chatty entry about a woman who lost a lot of weight.
Her doctor gave her these four tips:
1. Eat 8 ounces of food every 3 hours.
2. No sugary drinks.
3. Do not skip meals.
4. Do not tell anyone what you're doing.
The first three make sense, from what I've read of the scientific literature. But the last? How does not telling anyone help me stay on a diet? Maybe this turns dieting into a personal vow? It seems to contradict many reports that say having a buddy system and being accountable to someone else is effective. For myself, I've found it much easier to stay on task when I share the task with someone else.
I've designed Wagmu to be private information. You can't easily share what you're doing with other people, and neither can other people see what you're doing. So it fits with not telling anyone, the personal vow approach. But I'm not sure that's the right thing. Comments welcome.