This is Hemi, founder of Fooducate. I’ve been invited to speak at Stanford University next week at the Mobile Health 2012 Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Baby Steps for Big Change. The underlying assumption, backed by various evidence, is that Big leaps in behavior change often leads to failure. Note that the majority of people who go on diets are back to their original, if not higher weight within a year.
In preparation for my talk, I’d love to tap into some crowd wisdom, and ask you about your experience in improving your personal health. Please take a minute to jot down your thoughts in the comments section below, or email me at blog at fooducate dot com.
Here are the questions:
What specific practical actions have you taken in the last few years to improve your health? Were you able to maintain these actions over more than one year?
Is there a specific food / beverage you took out of your diet? Was it abrupt or over time?
Are there specific foods / beverages you have slowly incorporated into your diet?
Are there food swaps you have made in order to lower sodium/sugar/fat ?
Are you using technology to help you (health websites, calorie counters, mobile apps, etc…)
Have you learned to cook? Cook new foods?
What other small steps have you taken to be healthier?