Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Great Idea to Help Fix What's Broken In Your Diet!

I've always suggested to my clients to keep food logs so that they can be more aware of what they're eating. A study done at the University of Wisconsin/Madison (my alma mater, so it must be good ;) ), shows that people who take digital photos of their food (rather than write it down) have a more accurate record of what they eat, and therefore tend to improve their eating habits more appropriately. Here is an abstract of that study: http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/diet-camera-poster.jpg

So give it a shot-- if you're trying to improve your diet, take pictures of everything you eat for a week or so. See if it keeps you a little more honest. You can use a free program like www.fitday.com to analyze your meals and see how many calories you're getting and if you're missing nutrients.

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