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Daily App: TwoGrand helps you watch what you eat by photo journaling your meals

TwoGrand is a food photojournaling app that inspires you to eat better by literally watching what you eat. It's meant to gently persuade you to improve the quality of foods you eat using the power of images and the help of other people who share similar goals.

A picture paints a thousand words, which is why TwoGrand is so effective at helping you improve your eating habits. The app prompts you to journal each meal, using a photo to record what you eat. You can then review your meals over time using this visual record. Depending on how you currently eat, the results may be shocking. You may not think you eat a lot of McDonald's until you see the fries and the Egg McMuffins show up in your timeline every few days.

TwoGrand has a social side that matches you with other people who have your body type, lifestyle or food preferences. You can connect with these other people to give and receive encouragement as you try to improve your eating habits and lose weight. I'll say this about social eating -- it's one thing to monitor your food intake inside your own bubble; it's whole new level of accountability if you have others viewing everything you eat.

TwoGrand is an interesting tool to help you improve your eating habits and lose weight. It moves you away from the calorie focus you find in other health and fitness apps and uses images to reveal the quality of the food that you eat. The one drawback to TwoGrand (and other fitness apps for that matter) is that you have to be proactive in using it for it to be effective.

For a visual person like me, the photo log of my meals makes a stronger impression than a calorie count. I don't cringe at seeing a surplus of calories in MyFitnessPal, but I did shudder when I saw bacon in my timeline three days in a row. If you want to check it out, you can do so with minimal cost as TwoGrand is available for free from the iOS App Store.

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