With so many cases of obesity these days, it’s no surprise that there have been concerted efforts by both government and media to highlight the health issues of being seriously overweight. It is indeed a problem with hospitals having to spend increasingly more and more of their budgets on individuals who are quite simply, too fat. The truth of the matter is that in the majority of cases, obesity is down to greed and ignorance. It has all become far too easy to eat in excess, as if gluttony is some sort of Olympic sport. With this lack of restraint in mind, we take a look at some of the best resources available via various iPhone apps which may be of some help in managing our diets.
This is one of the most popular apps available due in part to its simplicity and ease of use. The idea is that you put in your weight and height and a BMI figure is subsequently provided. The app also has the quite nifty function where your weight loss is displayed on a graph with a 180 degree flip of the phone. Cost, £1.49.
Tap & Track - Calorie Counter
This is one of the higher end apps in terms of detail and also price as it doesn’t come cheap at £2.49. However it is well worth the investment as this is a resource which provides an extensive database of information with offline capabilities. There are great features such as ‘goal weight’ tracker and ‘nutrient totals’ all displayed in user friendly graphs for you to peruse at your leisure.
LIVESTRONG.COM Calorie Tracker
Not to be confused with the one above, this app has been developed in conjunction with the website of the famous cyclist Lance Armstrong. This one has the added feature of being able to reconcile your specific physical activity with the amount of calories burned so you will always know where you need to focus your energies. There is also the opportunity to take advantage of the various forum groups from the main website via the app.
This is a weight loss app with a difference as it focuses more on your meals as opposed to the calories in them. The facility allows you to take a picture of your food and share it with others so that you can gain an opinion on their worthiness. In effect this is an app which embarrasses you into eating less!
My Fitness Pal
With a claim of having the largest food database compared to all the other apps at 1.5 million, this one certainly has a lot going for it. What makes this app a winner is the fact that it’s also free which is even more impressive when you consider the amount of detailed information that is available. Incredibly simple to use, it allows you to track your calorie intake and weight loss as you work towards your goal. There are 300 exercises included in the database and you can also track cardio stats as well as a plethora of strength training routines. You can even get your friends involved and track each other’s progress for that additional motivation. There are too many features to note here suffice to say it’s a must have app on the iPhone.
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About the Author: Alfie Davenport loves mobile apps and his iPhone is full of new releases, when not spending all his time on his phone he works for Ladbrokes Online and loves his lifestyle entertainment!