Motivation and will are the keys to success. Well, that is something you’ve probably heard quite often. We tend to think so, too. More often than not, a strong will is what triggers great achievements and results. Will and motivation are of great importance when it comes to weight loss programs as well. They are said to be the engine that leads to great results.
Sometimes, extra help is needed in order to maintain our motivation and remind us of the goal we’ve set. Here’s where applications come into sight. Besides getting support from a coach or some close friend, weight loss apps can help you stay on track and remind you to have healthy eating habits. Keeping a calorie journal is one of the most effective ways to shed extra pounds. When you write down the foods you have and the number of calories you get, you are more likely to pay attention to what your eating habits include, how much and when you eat.
Thanks to the latest technology, you can now track your calorie intake, keep your motivation strong and get one step closer to the body you dream of. Here are some of the best weight loss apps to take into consideration when embarking upon a weight loss journey.
Many people tend to erroneously associate losing weight with not eating. Shedding extra pounds is not about starving. It is about having the right foods. The labels and nutritional info on the foods you buy might get you confused, that’s why Fooducate was created in the first place, to decipher all that info and let you know whether it’s healthy for you or not. With this app, all you need to do is to scan the bar code on the packaging. Fooducate will then let you know if the food contains sugars, additives, preservatives, and other such ingredients and will grade the product. The healthier you eat, the better you will feel and that will translate into a good-looking body, too. You can get the app for free for your iOS and Android devices.
The number of calories you get will have a key role in losing weight. That’s what Calorific is based on. By counting the calories in the foods you have, the app will divide what you eat into three categories: red, yellow, and green. Moreover, it will also divide the foods you want to eat into portion sizes and will thus provide you with easy two-click tracking. The app will spare you from writing down everything you eat by generating charts that will show you the healthy-to-unhealthy ratio of the foods you’ve had. You will also get information about the time of the day when you make the best choices. The app is free for iPhone and Android.
If you don’t have a weight loss plan yet and you’re interested in getting a custom-made one, then My fitness pal is what you need. The app will create a weekly weight loss plan based on your current weight, age, height, and goal weight. You will be able to track your workouts, log your meals and how much water you drink every day. With a food database of more than two million items, My fitness pal remembers your food choices. You will thus keep track of your eating habits, too. The app is free for iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.
Some people need a coach to help them stay on track and follow their healthy habits in order to achieve the weight loss goals they’ve set for themselves. Well, Lose it! is that very coach you need. This application will give you exercise challenges and healthy recipes while charting your progress. Lose it! will also give you the chance to share your weight loss triumphs and food choices. It’s easy to use and it’s also free for Android, Nook, iOS and Kindle.
Want to make sure you’re having the right foods? Rise up will keep you in touch with a certified nutrition coach that will analyze your eating habits and give you personalized tips to help you get the best out of the foods you have. It costs $48 a month which means only $2 a day for personalized eating plans coming from a certified nutrition specialist.
If you need a boost in motivation, then Pact is the app to go for. The philosophy behind this application is to help you earn cash for every healthy step you take. The pact will have you set weekly goals as well as an amount of money you will pay if you don’t reach those goals. The money you lose will then go to users who accomplish their tasks. Respect the goals you set instead and you will add some bucks to your pockets. Even if you don’t earn a lot, the motivation to not lose bucks will be enough for you to eat healthily or hit the gym. The application is free for download for both iPhone and Android.
Shopwell was designed to make sure you get the best foods to suit your health and weight loss goals when shopping. You can use the application to create a personal profile of your health goals and scan the barcodes of the foods you buy. The application will score the products and let you know which product is the best for you. The higher the score, the healthier the product. Enjoy the app for free on iOS and Android devices.
If you want your plates to be the definition of balance, then Make my plate is a great option. This application will create plate options that include a healthy amount of fat, protein, and calories. Make my plate also offers meal plans for nutritionists and dieticians, restaurant suggestions, grocery lists as well as a support group. Whenever you feel like going back to your unhealthy eating habits, the healthy tips and reminders at Make my plate will help you stay on track and follow your health goals. You can get it for free for both iPhone and Android.