It’s a big week for us over here at rdnote! We’ve spent the week filming, brainstorming, talking strategy and roadmapping to launch our kickstarter campaign next week. We’re also prepping for our upcoming presentations at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW). Yeah, I’d say it’s been a pretty busy week. See how happy we look in the picture above?
Though it’s unclear when the kickstarter will be launching exactly, we’re anticipating a launch the first week of April. That should give you all plenty of time to get ready, get set and support us from the get-go!
Interested in giving us some feedback on logos, design and general ideas? We’d love your help. Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re into visual learning. Reading about things, hearing about them…that doesn’t really paint a picture for us. To truly understand what people are eating and doing, we need to really see it for ourselves.
The thing is, we’re not the only ones who think this. There’s a whole body of new body of research, which says that seeing a visualization of images, whether in 2D or 3D, helps nutritionists evaluate food intake more accurately. With the increase in prevalence of smartphones, patients can provide photographic evidence of all their meals and snacks, allowing us to give them the most accurate and applicable feedback.
Three PubMed publications have recently shed light on just how effective photographs can be in evaluating caloric content of meals and snacks. Here are some of the amazing things this research has shown:
I can’t even begin to tell you how many people I know who use online trackers – whether to calorie count or monitor movement – with few to no results.
It’s not surprising to me. I, and many other people like myself, have found that the more I track the more I think and the more I overcompensate. While taking 10,000 steps a day is a great goal, far too many people focus on the “calories burned” section of a fitness tracker or health app.
Some people, I’m sure, do remarkably well with these metrics. Most people, however, see calories burned as the concrete number of calories they can then consume – that’s where the problem lies. Most people see the calories burned as an excuse to overindulge. This might not be an issue if it’s a rare occurrence, but as people move from monitoring their intake and expenditure weekly to daily and even hourly, it might help you justify that 400 calorie coffee drink.
So, what are some ways to use your trackers and really get results?