How tracking what you eat just got easier


If somebody discusses food and technology in the same breath, you’re probably thinking Nutribullets and Thermomixes rather than clinical interventions.

But there’s plenty of technology available for patients who want to monitor or reduce their food intake, say University of Sydney researchers.

Their analysis of six reviews and three other studies shows that digital diaries, including smartphone apps, are the most commonly used.

And in most cases where a patient is tasked with recording their eating habits, digital diaries are