Using your cell phone to lose weight

Early on, I would take photos of my food, and calculate calories later.  My meals are very regularized now after 3 years, and I no longer count calories.

BTW, I don’t any of the food pictured above!

People who calorie count are often more successful at losing weight.  Modern technology makes this easier.  Many smartphone apps let you track food and exercise.  Too bad so many of the apps focus on processed food.

Does anyone else photograph their food?

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.


  1. Only when something turned out real well and I wanted to post it on facebook!!!

  2. I do this whenever I dine out so that I can put everything into my iPad when I get home. I find that if I track while I’m at the restaurant I tend to scale down the servings. I’m more honest with myself (and my tracker) after the fact.

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