Along with reading more and recovering from holiday spending, one of my new year鈥檚 resolutions is to start implementing small changes to improve my health. Now that I鈥檝e found an exercise routine that I can actually stick to (seven-minute workouts, FTW!) and have revamped my self-care routine, the next thing I鈥檇 like to tackle is my eating habits.

If I鈥檓 being honest, eating healthy has never really been a priority in my life. But with the days of gym class and teenage metabolism now completely behind me, I think it鈥檚 about time to聽start thinking more critically about what I consume.聽So in order to learn more about my current eating habits, I decided to give myself a challenge. For four days I would use the calorie-counting app LoseIt! (available on Android and iOS) to see if tracking my food via an app could make a significant difference on my diet.


The app鈥檚 newest feature, SnapIt, makes tracking calories as easy as Instagramming your dinner (yes, really). All you have to do is snap a pic of your meal, and the app will identify what it thinks you鈥檙e eating. Just plug in your serving size, and your meal is saved.

After four days, I definitely noticed myself reaching for foods that I knew would look good on camera. Unfortunately, the beta-mode technology isn鈥檛 really at a point to get your meal right every time. (One time, the app thought my sandwich was a pork chop.)

Even though the SnapIt聽gimmick is still working out its kinks, what really made the app work for me is that it鈥檚 super simple to search and easy to add food. In fact, I don鈥檛 think it聽took more than 30 seconds to log a meal.


So while the beta version of the SnapIt feature might need a little tweaking, I still found it super easy to track what I was putting into my body. Although I鈥檒l be the first one to admit I went over my suggested calorie limit at least a few times, this app seems like an easy way to stay accountable. Plus, it鈥檚 a great way to boost my foodie Instagram skills at the same time. Can you say silver lining?

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(Photos via LoseIt!)