Friday, October 28, 2011

Technology helps!

One of my patients, a businessman and father of four who found himself 45 lbs overweight woke up one morning, didn't like what he saw in the mirrow and turned it all around. He started training and modified his diet and managed his stress.  He lost 50 lbs over the course of one year and started competing in triathlons. He is now a very accomplished triathlete and has found that exercise was a great way to manage his stress.  At his last visit he told me about a new app:  myfitnesspal.. This tool tracks your weight, activity and diet.  The app has a huge dictionary of food items and gives you the nutritional content.  As long as you are honest about your intake it gives you the straight scoop on days to get to your target weight.