Monthly Archives: January 2011

Weight loss? There’s an app for that (of course)!

Looking to lose weight? Got a smart phone? As I discussed in my first blog post, there’s no shortage of apps available aimed to help you do just that. The challenge is to determine which one will work best for … Continue reading

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Self-Monitoring in Weight Loss: a Complex Systems Perspective

Does tracking your food intake and your exercise habits help you lose and maintain weight? A recent paper by Burke et al, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, reviews the collective research to date on the benefits … Continue reading

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Monitoring blood glucose with your iPhone

Since the iTunes app store opened almost 3 years ago, over 9.8 billion apps have been downloaded. Given the time needed to conduct research and publish results in academic journals, there is little information available yet about the efficacy of … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Feedback Solutions for Obesity blog.  I’m a PhD student at Simon Fraser University studying obesity and complexity in the Chronic Disease Systems Modeling Laboratory.  My current research explores what feedback is and how it can be used … Continue reading

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