Starting a diet?
January 18, 2013
There's an app for that!
If you're one of the many people whose New Year's resolutions included dieting, exercising and losing weight, you're in luck. Apps such as MyFitnessPal and Nutrition Menu are tools that can help you assess your diet. Exercise apps can also be used to help set your fitness goals.
Here's a list of the top 5 diet apps that will keep you on track:
This app has the largest food database of any iPhone calorie counter, with over 1.5 million food available offline. MyFitnessPal also includes exercise tracking, sharing capabilities, goal setting and reports. (FREE)
Nutrition Menu aims to help you determine whether your meal fits into your diet – whether you're dining at home or at a restaurant. Perfect for anyone who wants to keep track of what they eat, Nutrition Menu includes carb and calorie-counters and is helpful for those who wish to control medical conditions like diabetes. ($0.99)
The MyPlate Calorie Counter makes things simple for those who want to lose, maintain or gain weight. MyPlate includes a built-in community with support groups, forums and expert Q&A, so you have someone there to motivate you and answer any questions you may have. ($2.99)
MyNetDiary gives users the ability to track food portions using a variety of serving sizes – including grams, ounces and cups – removing the guesswork from data entry. Use your height, weight, age, gender and activity level to determine your daily intake. (FREE)
Tap & Track
This calories-counter allows you to build your own recipes, so you don't have to settle for inaccurate tracking. Tap & Track also offers pie charts of daily progress reports. ($3.99)
Regardless of your dietary needs, it's now possible to simply pull out your phone to have your diet and fitness goals, progress and successes in the palm of your hand.