I recently got an iPhone and wanted to share a few apps that I would highly recommend while attempting to create a “healthier you”.
One being “Fooducate”. This app evaluates foods and beverages that you scan or input in relation to what nutritional aspects are most important to you (i.e. cholesterol, gluten, GMOs, etc.) while personalizing by your body type (BMI, gender, weight goals, etc.). Each food that you scan in via barcode or look up from their database is given a letter grade (A+ being the best for you). Although this may lengthen the grocery shopping / meal planning process, it helps in making the best decisions whether at home standing in front of your fridge or comparing in the middle of the grocery aisle. It is one I trust and find extremely easy to use thus far.
Secondly, the My Fitness Pal app. This is a site I’ve actually used for a while, but find really helpful when evaluating my diet. I have not used it religiously since March until this week, and I realized how much more I think about what I am putting into my body and the quantity. Even when trying to just maintain weight, this is important and requires little effort on my part. I simply enter calories in and calories out (what I eat & how much/type of exercise) and My Fitness Pal keeps track of my daily calorie “allotment”. Even though I don’t follow it religiously, it is a great guideline and does influence my diet.
Just thought I’d share a few tricks of the social diet trade!