Utter What You Eat!

Oct 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Food, Heath & Fitness
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We’ve been having fun looking at and watching what others have been eating on a daily basis over on Utterli. @befitt came up with the idea, and since I had pretty much abandoned my plan to snap a photo of my daily diet and post on Flickr, I joined in because this just sounded like much more fun. I’m into video these days, so Utterli or course let’s me post video, photos, and audio to the group @befitt set up for us. First, let’s start with the why we would want to do this. Dieting is tough, especially if you are trying to count calories. We’re busy and we don’t have time to stop and write down everything we eat. So by snapping a picture with a cell phone and uploading to Utterli, it keeps a visual record of your daily caloric intake, so later in the day, if you choose, you can then record all that you ate.

Another reason to want to capture your daily food intake is to make yourself aware of what you are eating. Many people don’t pay attention to what they are eating, and as a result, they often end up eating too much or make poor choices for meals. Keeping a record is like holding yourself accountable for your food intake. Lastly, posting your food choices for others to see also creates a community around your diet where others can comment on your choices and encourage you to either eat better or applaud you for your wise choices.

After one week of posting food, I can say I’ve learned a lot. For one, I think we all know why Biray is fit and thin – she’s a vegetarian. I’ve learned that people who are gourmet chefs and workout maniacs don’t always eat the way you think they would and can seem to manage eating out for every meal. So jealous of @dgaudet. Others are similar to my eating habits, and some are very different. But all in all most of the food posted has been pretty healthy.

I posted the widget from Utterli so you can see some of our group posts. If you want to join us, sign up for an account and join our Utterlicious group. I’d love to see what you’re eating.

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