When people think of the word "diet," the first thought is usually about weight loss. But, really, a diet is just a system of eating. Some of us have a healthy diet, others not so much. Still others have a "special" diet which requires avoiding certain foods like salt or sugar. A special diet can be healthy or unhealthy, but it isn't necessarily either by definition. Over the next few weeks, we're going to be looking at a series of apps for different types of diets. We're starting with an overview of apps for a healthier diet. Whether you're goal is to lose weight or eat more vegetables, these apps can help you track your food or find new recipes to support a healthy way of eating.
Experience is hard to beat and as one of the first diet apps for the iPhone, Lose It! has plenty. Over the years they've learned a lot about what features are important to mobile users. This personalized weight loss program is extremely easy to use for logging daily food and fitness and tracking progress over time. Most importantly, Lose It! offers a unique feature set that includes social integration and gamification. Users can choose to share recipes, exercises, and progress with friends and also earn award badges for reaching various goals. And for personal stat junkies, the web interface at LoseIt.com will generate reports that show progress over time.