Keeping to your nutritional goals and staying in your healthy weight range has always been a struggle for most people. Now with the help of technology it’s been made a lot easier. Try these 7 apps to help you track and monitor your nutrition and speed your way to your goals.
MyfitnessPal is an all-round fitness and nutrition app. Not only does it allow you to track your calories, macro, and micro nutrients, you can log your weight and BP and monitor the changes and you can also track your exercise record. Moreover, if you track cardio it will automatically adjust your recommended calorie intake for the day to ensure you don’t over or under eat. And best of all, the basic version is free.
PACT is revolutionary in its field as it is the only app available that rewards you for sticking to your goals. You can set exercise goals, vegetable intake goals and food tracking goals. The extra awesome thing is that it links to your MyFitnessPal app so you only need to log your food once. It can also link to many other fitness and nutritional apps. If you miss your goals you have to pay a fine which you can determine the amount of when you start. Make sure it’s enough that you’ll be annoyed with yourself if you have to pay, but no so much that you’ll be tempted to delete the app.
Carb Control is great if you on a low carb diet, such as Atkins or the Zone or if you are diabetic. It not only has an extensive database of branded products but also have all your favourite restaurant menu choices, making sticking to your plan easier than ever. No more worrying about maintaining your diet and your social life. For help and advice on lowering the carbs in your diet, check this.
4. Fitocracy Macros
This is an alternative to Calorie counting, in that the focus is Macro Nutrient intake. This app is designed to make sure you are getting everything you need from your diet and not just losing weight. It will also help you calculate how much of each macro nutrient you need, so there’s no guess work involved. Check out this Harvard study into the importance of staying hydrated.
This is similar to Fitocracy Macros but a bit more basic, it has an extensive database of food items with detailed Macro nutrient qualities that can be adjusted to the amount you are consuming while you track.
Water consumption is something that a lot of people struggle with, and I must admit I am guilty of it. Waterlogged tracks your water intake to the ml by using photos of your drinks. It can also log other drinks such as coffee and fizzy drinks. Stop living in a state of permanent dehydration and get drinking the good stuff. Your body will thank you.
7. Food Intolerances
This is fantastic for anyone with a food intolerance. You tell the app what your intolerances are and it will colour code its extensive database of foods to let you know how bad a reaction you are likely to have to each one. It can track Gluten, lactose, histamine, sorbitol and many other triggers. If you think you have an intolerance but are not sure, either speak to your GP or you can order intolerance tests online.
Your IPhone can be used for so much more than making phone calls and checking Facebook, with so many great apps out there it can change the way you live. Make sure you are getting the most out of it and are paying the best price for it by shopping around for the best deals. You can even buy a second-hand iPhone if you find a great deal, but remember to unlock it. Good luck with your nutritional journey, stick to your goals and you’ll quickly be the best version of yourself.
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