An App That Can Help You Lose Weight; How Sweet Is That!
Sometimes technology can be a tad bit overwhelming, there are so many gadgets and gizmos out there to aid us in virtually every aspect of our lives (most of which children under the age of 6 all seem to be able to use better than us adults)!
My favorite technology when it comes to fitness and diet is called MyFitnessPal. You can log in from your computer or add it as an app on your smartphone; and it’s FREE. Want to lose 5lbs? Plug your stats and weight loss goals into the program and away you go! The app logs your daily food intake along with exercise to keep you on track, providing you with a net calorie amount. For added convenience, you can scan in many food items with your phone directly into the food log. The program also keeps a record of foods you frequently enter, so you don’t have to retype food items in.
It also allows you to connect with your friends who are on MyFitnessPal, you can comment on your friends’ daily activities and updates (think Facebook newsfeed). This community feature helps keep you motivated and on track. If you are a new mom and are breastfeeding you can simply add in “breastfeeding” under your daily food log and voila..it shows up as a negative calorie reading; now who doesn’t love that?! Walk your dog or clean your house today? Add it as an activity into MyFitnessPal and it will factor in the calorie burn.
Technology never looked so good!