A totally quick and simple diet tip, guaranteed to increase your accountability and assist you with your weight loss or healthy food choices.
Take a photo of everything that you are going to eat and drink in a day at the time that you are about to consume it and mms it to your personal trainer or health nut type like friend.
Keeping a food diary helps you to think about what you are eating. You get that snap shot of what you eat in a week. But sadly they are so often not finished, lost along the way, lack sufficient detail to be helpful or aren’t a true representation of what you normally eat.
Why are camera phones so much more effective?
- you have it wherever you go,
- taking a photo takes a fraction of the time that it takes to pull out a notebook and makes some notes,
- a picture gives a good indication of portion size,
- you can get instant feedback and encouragement
- a picture paints a thousand words, and
- you can send it so easily to your trainer.
In fact this type of accountability is so effective that your trainer may even call you before you have finished eating and have an intervention. Once you get just one intervention or finish you 100th penalty push up you will certainly think twice before lashing out on some chocolate or having a hamburger for lunch.
Any time you want to go through some photos they are right there in sequence ready to discuss, at training, over the phone or by email.
Are you brave enough to do it? If that isn’t enough pressure to help you change your habits you could take it a step further and facebook the day’s photos to your page for all your friends to see and comment on.
By Michael Berry from Vivos Active