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Quantified Diet: Tracking Food Sensitivity

Quantified Self Diet Tracking Food Sensitivity TestAs I mentioned in my previous post, starting this month my diet tracking efforts are focusing more on nutrient qualities of food, eating habits, and effects of diet on body and mind. One of such effects is food sensitivity, a non-allergic instances when your body negatively reacts to specific foods or ingredients (don’t confuse with food intolerance). Such negative reactions may manifest themselves in physiological or psychological symptoms, including fatigue, bloating and gas, nervousness, changes in mood, acid reflux, and migraines. Often, we attribute these symptoms to our busy lifestyles, stress, and health conditions, not knowing that they could be easily eliminated by simply changing our diet. In this post, I will share my experiences with SweetBeat app and its awesome food sensitivity detection feature. To my knowledge, it is the first app that lets you test your body’s reaction to meals and isolate potentially harmful foods.

A Quick Peek at My Quantified Self Experiments and Projects in January

measured me blog quantified self personal analytics self experimentation personal informatics life optimization self improvement self development blogI am very excited to start this year with some new awesome self-tracking projects and experiments! For now, the major emphasis remains on areas like sleep, fitness, diet, cognition, and psyche, but I will be covering a bit productivity and finance, too. Here is a quick preview of what I am tracking (and working on) this month.

My #Fitsperiment Update (End of Week 4)

measured me blog fitness and diet abs fat loss self-experiment using BodymediaMy #fitsperiment challenge update:

Current stats (end of week 4):

Body Fat = 9.5% (Target = 8%)

FlexiScore = 100 (Target = 100)

Days Left = 0

And this concludes my #fitsperiment challenge! About a month ago, I challenged myself to:

My Review of Inside Tracker DIY Plan

diet optimization and biohacking using Inside Tracker toolA couple of months ago bioanalytics company Inside Tracker tweeted a nice one-time discount on their services, so I jumped at this opportunity and purchased their DIY plan. The cheapest of all (after discount, I paid $34.30 instead of regular $49), DIY plan allows you to upload your blood test results to receive personalized nutrition, lifestyle and exercise recommendations. I finally got a chance to test drive their services, and will share my personal experiences in this post.

My #fitsperiment Status Update (End of Week 2)

measured me blog fitness and diet abs fat loss self-experiment using BodymediaMy #fitsperiment challenge update:

Current stats (end of week 2):

Body Fat = 11% (Target = 8%)

FlexiScore = 90 (Target = 100)

Days Left = 13

My #fitsperiment Status Update (End of Week 1)

measured me blog fitness and diet abs fat loss self-experiment using BodymediaMy #fitsperiment challenge update:

Current stats (end of week 1):

Body Fat = 12% (Target = 8%)

FlexiScore = 85 (Target = 100)

Days Left = 20

#FITsperiment update, week 0

measured me blog fitness and diet abs fat loss self-experiment using BodymediaMy #fitsperiment challenge update:

Current stats (week 0):

Body Fat = 13% (Target = 8%)

FlexiScore = 80 (Target = 100)

Days Left = 27

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Why I Chose BodyMedia

review of quantified self tools by measured me blogA couple of readers asked me why I chose BodyMedia for self-tracking, and whether I considered other tracking devices before purchasing BodyMedia. Was it simply that special discount that swayed my decision? The short answer to both questions is yes. I did carefully review other self-tracking devices, and yes, the special offer played an important role in sealing the deal. But trust me, BodyMedia have been on my wishlist for a long time before that. If you would like to know why, keep reading this post.

Quantified Diet: Calculating Cost and Nutritional Content of Individual Meals

diet quantification diet calculation diet tracking quantified diet diet analyticsThe accurate tracking of the diet is commonly perceived to be a very time-consuming and cumbersome process. To my personal knowledge, when it comes to logging nutritional content of meals, even dedicated self-trackers often resort to simple methods like guesstimating the calories, logging quantities of only the most important ingredients (number of apples eaten, glasses of milk or cups of coffee drunk, etc.), or using somewhat dubious apps like “Meal Snap”. In this post, I will show that accurate diet tracking is not as difficult as it seems, and all you need is just a couple of tools, and a routine.