Maintaining your health, fitness and happiness goals is only one or two clicks away - below are some awesome apps to help track and understand what you are eating as part of an overall health and fitness program.
Food journalling is also really important as part of your fitness regime, and there are some great apps for this too! For those who are a little more old school, you can keep a food journal in your daily calendar in your phone, OR use the good old paper diary to jot down what you eat and drink from the moment you wake up to the moment you fall asleep every day.
My Fitness Pal
It has been studied that writing down what you eat can help you lose weight. My Fitness Pal is top choice for a digital food diary, given its database of more than 6 million foods and meals. The app also syncs easily to wearables like the Fitbit to help you log your exercise. It’s compatible for Apple and Android phones.
Easy diet diary
According to a study at Wisconsin-Madison University, photographing your meals can help you keep your overall kilojoule count under control. Use your iPhone to record your meals, then upload them to this site to keep track of how much you’ve eaten (and drunk) each day.
Price: free on iPhone and iPad. Download here.
Similar apps to download: Pic Healthy, Diet Tracker Lite, Meal Snap (all free on iTunes)
Swap It Don't Stop It
Since approximately 61% of adult Australians are reportedly obese, the Australian Government developed this handy app to help us make healthier choices. It shows you how to make smarter food choices from swapping sweets for nuts, to getting more exercise in your day, along with ways to shop smart, save calories and even how to join local exercise classes. You can track your progress and set alerts to be remind you when its time to make a swap.
Price: Free on iPhone and iPad. Download here.
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