Control your portions
Thought posting photos of your meals online was annoying? Actually, it’s a good way to make sure you’re eating for weight loss
To lose body fat effectively you need to be in a calorie deficit, and achieving that daily means you need to know what - and specifically how much of it - you’re putting in your mouth. And a new study from the University of Washington suggests that taking a photo of each meal and uploading it to a photosharing social media site before eating is a better way to manage portion control and make healthier food choices than keeping a written food diary.
The researchers found that subjects who uploaded their meal pics were more likely to keep track of what they ate, make better diet decisions more often, and remain more upbeat thanks to the support from other social media users through the use of positive hashtags. If you’re serious about losing weight, set up a fat loss-focused Instagram account and start snapping.
12% The increase in size in a standard dinner plate since the 1950s (25 to 28cm), one reason why portion sizes have got bigger