SNAP A PHOTO, SNAP OUT OF TEMPTATION
Did you know that taking a photo of every meal or snack before you eat it helps stop over-eating?
In a study published in the International Journal of Consumer Studies, participants were asked to keep a written food diary and snap their meals and snacks for a week.
The results? Some liked the photos, some preferred the diary. But everyone said that the photos, and the act of taking them, made them think about what they were eating in a way that the paper diaries didn’t. They often adjusted their choices once they’d seen the photo – and thought twice before tucking in.
That minute of delay might just be all you need to decide that you’ve served up too much, or that you could choose a better option.
While you’re at it, try sharing daily photos of your meals and snacks with supportive friends on Instagram – there’s no effort like a team effort.