Have you recently committed to making some healthy lifestyle changes – like watching what you eat? If so, then congratulations! Just be prepared that the road ahead of you will be challenging at times, and for that reason, you need all the advantages you can get. Fortunately for you, there are a number of useful tools made just for you, the conscious consumer… and they happen to be right at your fingertips. Here are five awesome iPhone apps that make calorie counting simple:
40-30-30 by Frank Schmitt: If you truly want to get your body into its best condition, then counting calories is not enough. It is also important that you watch your protein/carbohydrate/fat ratio. 40-30-30 is a very simple app that helps you do just that – and only that. Basically, your food consumption should be broken into 40 percent protein, 30 percent carbohydrates, and 30 percent fat. By tracking what you eat on this app, you can make sure you are eating the right balance of everything.
Calorie Tracker by LIVESTRONG.com: Just as the name suggests, Calorie Tracker provides you, the user, with a super-simple interface that allows you to choose what you ate from a database of foods, and then tells you how many calories that food has, as well as its nutrient ratios.
SlimKicker Calorie Counter by Snubbr Inc.: This fun app actually turns weight loss into a game. Featuring a food caloric content database, a menu creator, and a set of goals that earn you points upon completion (replace your soda with water for 500 points, for example), SlimKicker is a great way to slenderize your figure and have a good time in the process.
MyNetDiary by 4Technologies Corp.: Touted as an “Apple App Store Essential,” this food diary app makes it simple and easy to record everything you eat on a daily basis, and to track your weight loss in relation to what you eat. There are several versions of MyNetDiary – from a basic free version to a monthly fee PRO version.
Meal Snap – Calorie Counting Magic by Daily Burn: This amazing app actually lets you snap a picture of what you are eating, and then uses that image to tell you exactly what you are eating, as well as how many calories is in it. You really can’t get any easier than that. For the $2.99 price tag, this magic is a steal.
As you can see, it seems that your iPhone might just be your best resource when it comes to counting those calories. Try one – or all – of these great apps out for size and be well on your way to reaching your weight loss goals.
About the Author: Raphael Callicut loves using iPhone apps to track calories, especially while he’s participating in a clean program to detox his body, as he tends to have a more difficult time tracking macronutrients. Keep track of what you put in your body and you’ll live a healthier life!