The Value of Food Photos

- POSTED ON: Oct 19, 2017


The majority of my food photos are “Examples” of the amounts and the types of the food that I normally eat.

I take photos when I find it to be convenient or helpful.  They are representative of my typical small meals, but are not intended to be a “complete record’ of my food intake.

For 13+ years, I’ve been weighing, measuring and recording all of my daily food into a computer food journal which provides me with calorie counts and other detailed information about the nutritional values of my food intake.

I am extremely fond of food, and I love to eat, but I very much want to keep my body at a “normal” size.  This requires ME, …. as a small, elderly, inactive, reduced obese female, …  to eat only a very small amount. 

Therefore, I’ve been pleased to learn that the process of setting up my meal, photographing it, then editing and posting it tends to provide me with additional food enjoyment.  Possibly because i am exposed to the food longer.  The additional time spent focusing on the actual food seems to make my meal feel - overall - more satiating, and satisfying.

I’ve been experimenting with taking photos of my food during the past several years.

When I first began making recipe videos, I took a photo of a serving of the food when completed, and published it along with the recipe and the video in order to provide information and perspective about the dish prepared.  See: Recipes.

As part of my own dieting hobby, I’ve also experimented with a great many different diets, and sometimes as a part of an experiment I involve myself with other people who are also working to follow that particular diet.

One unusual diet that I’ve experimented with is called the “Five-Bite Diet”.  For ME, the main attraction of that diet is the recommendation to eat very small amounts of food.  The diet claims to mimic the way that people eat after having a gastric-bypass and recommends eating very, very tiny meals. 

For those who are interested, my review of that particular diet is contained in the Blog Categories: Diet Reviews section.

My own experimentation, while observing and interacting with people working to follow that diet … as well as with the diet-creator himself, have resulted in some distinctive personal opinions about it, but whenever I consider writing an additional review about that subject, I wind up deciding: .. “Enough said”.

As part of my forum involvement with the above-mentioned diet, I began taking frequent photos of my meals in order to demonstrate the specific way that I chose to follow it.  I did this long enough to develop a personal method of taking and storing photos, and found taking photos so helpful to me personally that I’ve continued on with that practice during various other diet experiments as well.

I have a great many food photos located here at DietHobby in the section: RESOURCES, Photo Gallery

Although a link is provided, I'm including a brief visual demonstration to make it easy to remember how to Navigate to the Photo section, should you wish to return in the future to see new foods posted.

Below is a current Overview of my Photo Gallery.

DietHobby’s header shows nine Sections.  One of these sections is RESOURCES.  When you click the Resources Header, a drop down box appears which lists the option: Photo Gallery.

If you are using an iPhone, clicking MENU, which is located at the top left hand corner next to the header, will bring up those same options. 

Below are the Guidelines for a personal diet that I created: "Taster’s Choice", which is a random-meal, small-eating Plan with a ceiling of around 700 calories.  My own personal preferred way-of-eating is to Restrict Calories, while keeping specific Amounts and specific Kinds of Food relatively Unrestricted. 

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On Oct 20, 2017 Kae wrote:
i will definitely be visiting your tasters choice and petite meals gallery .. and also 5-bite meals .. for inspiration and motivation as i undertake to switch from 3 big meals every day to 6 mini meals :) i appreciate very much that you have provided so much information here .. ty :)

On Oct 20, 2017 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Kimber, Thanks for the kind words. Lets talk more when you have time.

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