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DAY 19: Tool Tuesday: Electronic Food Diary

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Keeping a food diary is said to be one of the key practices of people who lose weight and keep it off. In my own experience, this has certainly proven to be true. Using a food diary has helped me lose weight and I have gained it back when I stop tracking. There are many electronic food diaries available. There is one on SparkPeople, but I used something else before I found this and never switched. I use one that is an app on my phone. It has a large database of foods and can scan foods in using the bar code on the packages. I am sure this is not the first time you have heard about such an app, but what I want to make sure you understand is that over time, these become extremely quick to use. It is not a huge investment of time to use it and you will likely have a great return on your investment.
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  • SUZANNE65203
    I use one called LoseIt! but there are many different choices.
    1581 days ago
    I used to keep a food diary, but I did it by hand. Maybe I should try this. Got awfully tired of the other way. One thing that I'm not sure about is that I make a lot of homemade soups, and I'm not sure how one of those electronic systems would work for that.
    1581 days ago
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    1581 days ago
    emoticon . Thanks for sharing. Can you tell us the name of the app so others can try. Knowing that I have to log my food always makes me think twice and I always read labels now.
    1581 days ago
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