Sunday, September 7, 2008


This article was taken from the Saturday, September 6, 2008 National Post newspaper. 

Taking a photograph of your meal can encourage weight loss, say researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their study found that dieters ate healthier foods if they took a photograph of what they were eating. The pictures appeared to concentrate the mind before the dieter ate, and were more effective than food diaries at causing people to watch what they eat. The researchers asked 43 people to record what they ate for one week in pictures and words. When they were questioned later, the photos appeared more effective at encouraging healthier eating and acted as a reminder of snacking binges. Lydia Zepeda and David Deal, who carried out the study reported in New Scientist, found that diaries were often filled in hours after the meal and were not as powerful in creating an impression of how much food had been consumed. The Daily Telegraph

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