If you are looking for a way to lose weight, gain weight, keep a track of the calories you are consuming, or even track your macro nutrients, consider using calorie counting and diet apps. Millions of people use apps to help them stay accountable and give them a quick and easy way to track their calories and their exercise.
What are the most popular calorie countering and diet apps?
Here are some of the more well developed apps and how they can help you stay on track. Remember one app doesn't fit all so if you try one app and are not happy with the results it may be worth trying a different one.
MyFitnessPal - MyFitnessPal is one of the better apps that can help you track your calories and exercise. If you are trying to be accountable to a friend or trainer you can add your friends so that they can see your food journal, activity and successes. The foods in the tracking library are vast and you will find most foods already in there when you search for them. If you like to do weigh ins, MyFitnessPal lets you track your weight and will even give you suggestion of how much you could lose if you keep eating the same amount of calories you are currently tracking.
What's also great about this app is when a food or beverage is not listed on the database, you can scan the product's bar code and its nutrition facts will come up.
Lose It - Set your weight goals and then eat and track your calories accordingly. Loseit gives a more accurate and moderate amount of calories that you can consume each day compared to other tracking apps. This app gives you a rundown of how your day is looking in the My Day section, this rundown includes calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat, which is great for those that track macronutrients. The lose it community often runs challenges that you can join in on, which may help keep motivation levels up.
Lifesum - If you enjoy an attractive interface that is easy to use than Lifesum may be worth a try. This interface includes an as you go breakdown of not only calories but also fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. This active update can help you make better choices when it comes to the foods you consume. This app can be linked up with other apps, for example you can link up your runs or bike rides from RunKeeper. This app is great if you are a visual person.
MyPlate - MyPlate which is run by LIVESTRONG can help you track both your exercise and calories however it also works as a complete activity tracker. If you are on the run a lot and tend to eat out, MyPlate may be a good option as it has one of the largest amounts of food items in its library when it comes to eating out.
Should I hire a personal trainer to help me achieve my health goals?
A personal trainer will not only help you meet your goals, but he or she will support you, encourage you and hold you accountable. If you are looking for help with your weight or fitness goals, contact Ralph Roberts, a certified personal trainer in Amarillo, Texas. If you do not live in the Amarillo area, he can design a custom workout for you. Ralph will work with you to create a plan that meets your individual goals while challenging you to go further.
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