Your iPhone Means You Never Have to Count Calories Again

I hate tracking calories. If I had an iPhone, it’d apparently be a thing of the past.

Well, that’s what the makers of Meal Snap would have us believe. Sit down for a meal, snap a photo, and Meal Snap will give you a calorie range:

Bacon, eggs and hashbrowns? You’ll be taking in between 290 to 436 calories. Mixed salad with goat cheese? That’ll cost you 330 to 495 calories. You may be better off with roasted red peppers and toast for 111 to 166 calories.”

Quite a range on some of these dishes. Okay, so it might not have the accuracy […]

Food Journals: You Don’t Need to Track Calories to Lose Weight

Seems counterintuitive, right? Everyone knows that food journaling is one of the most effective ways to lose weight and keep it off. A well-known study in 2008 showed that people who kept a food journal lost twice as much weight as people who didn’t.

Food journaling is even more effective when you share your journal with others. That extra bit of accountability makes a real difference. I recommend reading the whole article, but if you’re pressed for time, just read this part:

“You’re accountable to yourself when you’re writing it down and you’re accountable to other people who are looking at your […]