Want to Eat Healthier?

December 18, 2018

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I bet you see it all the time on social media. People posting photos of the food they made or are having at a restaurant. They may be using #FoodPorn, #foodie, or #NomNomNom. Some people don't care to see what others are eating or cooking, but according to science, taking these food pics can help us in the long run.

K: "pizza? Its in midtown" Me: "My body is ready." K: "But cheese mariam." Me: "idc. It's your birthday. I will consume all the cheese." Happy belated to @fruchtfledermaus! Proud you didn't watch Scooby Doo yesterday ;) 22 never looked so good --

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Yup, I am officially drooling. I do love taking photos of all the things I am creating in the kitchen or what I am trying at local restaurants. 

A new study from the University of Washington has found that people who post their food photos on Instagram were more on track with their diet and weight loss goals. More and more people are using the social media photo sharing APP to track their daily food intake rather than an APP built just for food tracking. 

And there's more, apparently, users who are posting their food for weight loss and health benefits also found that they get more social and emotional support from other Instagram users too. I can tell you first hand that the healthy eating and weight loss people on IG are pretty awesome. 

So if you are resolving to eat healthier in the New Year, perhaps you need to take more food pics and share them with the World.