5 Apps to Help You Keep Your 2016 Nutrition Goals In Check
Food is a complicated matter. From portion sizes to meal makeup, it can seem virtually impossible to give your body exactly what it needs to reach your fitness goals or to simply live a healthier, more balanced life.
Luckily, there are plenty of apps that can not only help you track what you’re taking in, but help you better understand how food is (or isn’t) serving you.
Here are a few to check out today.
Eating healthy is hard enough without having to decipher complicated nutrition labels. Fooducate will actually tell you what is in the foods you purchase by simply scanning the item’s bar code, allowing you to determine quality of calories, not just quantity. Users report being able to better understand how to eat healthy after using this app instead of simply sticking to calorie counting.
While plenty of apps have a nutritionist seal of approval, Macros+ was created by a fitness professional so you can be sure it will compliment your workout goals. Track your food intake, set nutrition goals based on things like carb cycling or workout vs. rest day, and get a better understanding of where your diet is lacking (proteins, carbs, etc.).
MyNetDiary is a one-stop shop for everything from diet and exercise tracking to monitoring diabetes and other health conditions. This app will allow you to keep a close watch over calorie intake and calorie burn, alerting you to your remaining balance based on your nutrition goals. Keep track of your body measurements and adjust your plan based on the results you’d like to see.
Eating at home where portion sizes can be regulated and food content controlled is relatively easy – it’s eating at restaurants that can be extremely challenging. Enter EatingOut. This app will allow you to select nutrition parameters (e.g. gluten free, low carb, high protein) and find restaurants around you with relevant meal options. You can also view full nutrition facts and more.
We all know we should drink more water, but it’s remembering throughout the day that’s the issue. Water Alert finds a solution to this common problem by sending alerts in pre-designated intervals to remind you to drink water. You can also set and monitor daily water intake goals and customize the size of bottle for more accurate measuring.