Too busy to keep a diet journal? How about keeping a diet photo journal? Recent studies show that by taking pictures of what you’re eating, you get a better sense of portioning, more so than weighing and measuring your food. By keeping track of what you’re eating, you are more likely to reach your goal weight. With almost every smartphone including camera capabilities these days, it has also become easier to take pictures of meals. There are even applications that can calculate approximately how many calories are in the meal you’ve taken a picture of!
When you’re on a diet, it’s all about portioning. The only way to lose is to restrict your calorie intake by eating less. It’s also about what kind of foods you’re eating. When you look at the gallery of what you’ve eaten in a given day, you can review this easily. Pictures can also be more effective than words alone when you’re learning to approach meals and eating differently.
When you browse your social media network, you’ll recognize that a lot of people share what they’re eating by taking a picture of it and posting it to their friends and followers. Many dieters have taken this to the next level and shared their diet photo journal through blogs, taking pictures of their meals and sharing it with others looking to lose weight, too. So, whether you keep a journal on your own or share it online, it’s a great learning tool when you’re on your way to losing weight.