Apps To Track Your Diet
In today’s day and age, it has become extremely important to be able to track one’s diet. Junk food has become the fad and is extremely unhealthy. These apps help you control your diet.
This application is for those who are fed up with numbers and scrolling through large databases to check whether they are eating right or not. The app divides food into 3 categories- red, yellow and green (like the traffic lights). The application uses your data to generate pie charts which depict the healthy to unhealthy ratio of the user’s food choices. This helps to check unhealthy habits and replace junk and fatty foods with healthier and more nutritious alternatives.
The Eatery is a very innovative app for users to check their diet. The rise of Instagram has made people used to snapping pictures of their food and uploading it. The Eatery lets the user snap his food and upload it so that other users can comment, like, share and rate it on a scale of fat to fit. The app generally provides information about eating strengths and weaknesses and healthy food intake as well.
This application is a must-have for all those who wish to keep a check on their diet and exercise as well. The user has to enter his/her current weight and the goal weight (what the user wants to achieve), and voila! Lose it! will give you an accurate estimate of how many calories to eat per day and how long it should realistically take to reach the goal. The app even has an online support community where users can bond and encourage one another, thus helping in the process. Users can scan the barcode of any food item and automatically obtain calorie and nutrition information from a huge database online, thus making them more aware about their food intake.
This app is a favourite of those who are technologically savvy. It is an app which allows the user to maintain systematic and efficient notes about their diet habits and practices. Notes are available on all devices once an account is made. Notes can even include images of the food that the user has eaten or wishes to eat. Notes can be collectively maintained under sections such as “breakfast” and “dinner”. This makes it easier for those who are reviewing it.
My Fitness Pal
This app is a favourite for virtually all users. It has universal acclaim and has been praised for its meticulous planning and ease to use. It focuses on a daily diet intake and planning approach. All that the user has to do is enter in his/her current weight and the goal weight. From start-up, My Fitness Pal takes your weight, height, goal weight and lifestyle into account before giving its recommendations. It breaks down the ultimate goal into monthly and daily goals, which is a great motivator. Users can gain some extra encouragement by sharing their progress with friends. The app contains a diary, where users can enter their daily food intake and exercise details.
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by techtalks @TechTalks February 3, 2016 4:15 AM UTC