Lose Weight By Using Your Phone

When you think of wanting to lose weight, you probably think about fruits and veggies, and hitting the gym, not so much your smart phone. Thanks to today’s technology smart phones are helping pave the way to easier weight loss!

With thousands of different apps available, many free, smart phones are helping make it easier for people to track their food and exercise goals, which in turn can help them lose weight. According to the Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research, people who track the food they eat tend to lose more weight than those who don’t.

Check out some of the top rated food trackers for your smart phone and get started making healthier choices today!

MyFitnessPal – FREE
MyFitnessPal is a free app available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows. This app has over 3 million food choices and helps you easily track everything you eat based on the calories. Each time you log in, you can see your progress and keep up to date with your food and exercise tracking.

Fooducate – FREE
Fooducate is another great app, with similar features as MyFitnessPal. The bonus to Fooducate is that it digs deeper than just calories and allows you to see the pros and cons of what food you are thinking about eating.

Eat This, Not That! Restaurants – $4.99
Need help making healthier choices when you are out to eat? Eat This, Not That! Restaurants, which is based off of the best selling book, shows you different choices at restaurants.  For example, the meatball marinara sub might sound great, but it has 580 calories versus the 390 in a steak and cheese sub. This app will help you make better choices when dining out and make you think before you order.

Weight Watchers Online – $5.00 a week (Membership Plan)
This membership plan is tailored to you and allows you so many points a day, based on your body profile, which you complete online. Instead of tracking calories, you track Weight Watchers Points. This app, like most others, includes thousands of food choices, a barcode scanner and tips to help you on your weight loss journey.

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