Skip Nav
Geek Culture
You Can't Stop, Won't Stop Staring at These Magical Harry Potter GIFs
Memes
We Found the Viral "Dancing Dad" From the Super Bowl, and He's Beyond Amazing
Tech Tips
The Instagram Hack You've Been Waiting For Is Finally Here

Japanese Dieters Use Cell Phone Cameras

I have a few friends that have resorted to getting dieting help from programs like My Food Phone, which is a camera-phone food-journaling feedback service, but apparently, tech innovators in Japan are getting in on the craze and will likely (or should I say hopefully) catapult the digital lifestyle program into widespread usage.

According to the Mainichi Daily News, with cell phones ubiquitous in Japan and rising concern over expanding waistlines, health care providers have put two and two together to allow the calorie-conscious to send photos of their meals to nutritionists for analysis and recommendations.

How does it work?

  • Nutritionists can work with photos from one day's meals to several weeks' worth. Results come back in three days. Participants also can log onto a Web site to get further dietary information and upload photos from digital cameras.
  • The program costs 4,500 yen (US $37) to join and 2,500 yen (US $21) per month thereafter. Patients photograph meals over the course of three to seven days, and a nutritionist e-mails back analysis and advice.
Around The Web
‪#BeforeFacebookI‬ Best Tweets
How to Fix Common iPhone Problems | Video
Puppy Monkey Baby Costume
Perfectly Timed Photos

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
chancleta chancleta 8 years
interesting
chancleta chancleta 8 years
interesting
Hope5 Hope5 8 years
:?
Hope5 Hope5 8 years
:?
Latest Technology & Gadgets
X