This is the age of technology and we are all a part of it. Technology offers new solutions to age-old problems like losing weight. Today's author suggests five different ways to keep track of our daily calories that are more efficient than paper and pencil.
Keeping track of calories on a daily basis can be a tedious and frustrating task. However, it may be essential for many people to shed the pounds and maintain weight loss. Now, it is much easier to keep track of calorie information with a mobile device, and keep the information current and accurate on various devices.
Users of the iPhone and iPad may enjoy knowing that FitDay’s popular fitness tracker is now available for mobile. FitDay Mobile can be synced with the online tracker for use anywhere. Current users of the online environment now have the opportunity to stay on track in a convenient way. New users can discover how FitDay helps them monitor their caloric intake, activities, weight, and determine if they’re on track to meet their goal, all for free.
Another popular online fitness tracker that has gone mobile is SparkPeople. SparkPeople offers their Diet and Food Tracker for Android-based devices, and the app is an extension of their website. Users have the opportunity to keep track of food and calorie intake, as well their fitness plan. As with many other apps, users can create reports for their progress and goals.
MyFitnessPal provides users with a comprehensive way of keeping track of calories, as well as other important aspects of fitness. The Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker has a large database of foods that contain information about nutrients in addition to calories. Users can also input unique foods or meals for easy customization. The app can be used to monitor exercise, set short-term and long-term goals, and track progress. It is available for most smartphone platforms and information stored in the app can be synchronized with the MyFitnessPal website. Therefore, users can update and keep track of their information from any location.
Calorie Counter Pro by MyNetDiary has a smaller food database, but is constantly being updated with the help of users. Phones or other devices that come equipped with a barcode scanner will benefit from this app. Calorie Counter Pro can read many barcodes and input information directly into the app. Other features such as tracking exercise, goal-setting, and tracking other health information are also available. The app is available for iPad and iPhone users for $3.99 which includes free support and additional features on the MyNetDiary website.
Calorie Counter by FatSecret offers an app that is similar to MyNetDiary, but it’s free. FatSecret gives users the opportunity to keep track of their foods and calories consumed, in additional to calories burned each day. It also offers a journal and ideas on healthy meals. Similarly, this app can read barcodes and users can manually add products that are not in the system. The app can be synchronized with their online user interface for easy input of information in different places.
Mitchell Gavillion is a freelance writer who covers various industries including education, health and fitness. Mitchell is passionate about personal training and believes keeping fit is one of the things that keeps people moving forward in life.