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Bits & Bytes: A Guide To Digitally Tracking Your Food, Fitness, and Health

      Self-monitoring is a proven method for behavior change, especially with respect to weight loss
      • Burke LE
      • Wang J
      • Sevick MA
      Self-monitoring in weight loss: a systematic review of the literature.
      and maintenance.
      • Goldstein CM
      • Thomas JG
      • Wing RR
      • Bond DS
      Successful weight loss maintainers use health-tracking smartphone applications more than a nationally representative sample: comparison of the National Weight Control Registry to Pew Tracking for Health.
      Teaching clients to record their behaviors, be it diet, exercise, water intake, or sleep habits, is therefore an important role for dietitians and nutritionists. Fortunately, with so many digital means available, tracking has never been easier. In fact, the hardest part may be choosing which program or app to use and what to track.
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