Use Your Apps

If you haven’t already started, you can use your apps to help you with weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. While I won’t recommend a specific, primarily because there are a number of good ones, with new ones coming out every day, I will outline how you can use them to make your fitness regime more enjoyable and successful.

Get paid for sticking to your goals?

There are a number of apps out there that help you stick to your goals, but some actually pay you for doing that. One new app I found actually pays you for sticking to healthy eating patterns and workouts. You’re making a bet you’ll stick with the program and they bet you won’t. You set the amount you wish to wager and log in everything. If you win, they pay you the amount, if you don’t they debit your account. This type of app isn’t for everyone, but can make fitness more of a game.

Check the calorie count quickly.

Even though eating healthy combined with regular exercise is the only way to lose weight and keep it off, sometimes it helps to know just how many calories each food contains. There are a number of different apps that will help you find out whether to order the fresh salad with ranch dressing or munch on fresh shrimp with a side of veggies. These apps can be a big help when you’re first starting.

See how many calories you’ve burned with an app.

There are a number of different apps that allow you to input your weight and the activity you’ll be doing to let you know just how many calories you’re burning. Remember, these are just an estimate and don’t let you know all the benefits you’re receiving from a workout, but do give you a sense of accomplishment.

Get your favorite tunes to keep you going. Whether you create your own collection of songs to listen to during a workout or use a premade one, it’s easier to workout to music and a lot more fun.

Some apps allow you to track your food intake and calories burned. You’ll see how you’re doing each day.

Find an app to create meals for you. Some actually allow you to input the foods you love and then design meals that will help you lose weight and get healthier.

Find healthier foods with an app to scan the bar code. This app scans the code and then grades the food based on how healthy it is. If you’re in a hurry, you can use it without reading all the ingredients in the package. Of course, the best foods are whole foods, which often don’t have a bar code.

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