Try these ways to
use technology to your advantage with your diet:
Create an online
blog or website. Blogs
and websites can be virtual food diaries.
of a paper version, consider an online blog or website to keep track of your
and websites can be shared with others to inspire them to try a healthier diet.
easy to update a virtual diary with technology. Writing from a phone, tablet, or
computer will keep you accountable.
Use online diet
support groups. Instead
of attending meetings at a community center or library, consider online support
groups. They’re available all day, and you can wear your favorite pajamas or
support groups offer help ranging from diet tips to restaurant recommendations.
support groups protect your anonymity. User names can be different from real
names, and addresses aren’t required.
food and post it online. Studies show
that taking pictures of your food makes you focus more on dieting goals. Food choices
become more important if they’re attached to a required photo. Dieters prefer
to show the world their kale salad and sweet potatoes instead of the brownies
Use social media. Facebook, Twitter,
and other social networks can keep you accountable and on track with your diet.
your diet goals on social media and sharing them with friends is an easy way to
track progress. Additionally, your friends can help you stay focused and avoid
media can help you connect with others starting healthier diets.
easy to share recipes, photos, and diet plans on social media. Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram, and other networks can also be a source of ideas.
watches and bracelets to track diet goals. The Jawbone, FuelBand, Fitbit and
other fitness trackers can help your diet. They track calories and activity
levels, so you’re always aware of progress.
Get a smart scale.
time to upgrade the bathroom scale. New versions can keep track of body mass,
body fat, and previous weigh-ins.
scales can sync with phones and computers, so data can be downloaded.
scales can convert the data to simple charts and graphs. They can be shared on
social media or added to blogs.
Set diet reminders
on a phone. A
smartphone can help diet progress with notifications and reminders.
can range from reminders to eat to grocery shopping tips.
Play video games. It’s time for the
kids to share the video game controllers. Instead of chasing a monster, you
can try fitness games designed specifically to lose weight.
Use online food
Knowing the nutritional information for all the food you consume is essential
for staying on a healthier diet. Online food guides can help you keep track of
calories, vitamins, minerals, fats, and other data.
tools can reduce the time you spend thinking about food, so you can plan better
can help you keep track of nutrients and make better grocery shopping
guides can be downloaded to multiple devices and checked throughout the day.
They can be consulted in a store, restaurant, or home. Instead of hunting for
information in a book, it’s easier to enter a brand name or scan a barcode to
get the same data.
Technology can be your ally during diet changes. It can help you stay focused on goals while providing
important sources of support.