For most people, the task of losing weight is not easy. This becomes especially true as we age, particularly past the age of 25. Our metabolisms begin to slow down, and our busy schedules make our days feel shorter.
It's a point where our bodies begin to require more and more attention, but the time we have to prepare our own means and work out seems to lessen. Lack of time is one of the most common reasons why people give up on their diets prematurely, or fail to begin them in the first place. Our shortage of time makes us more likely to skip healthy, homemade meals in favor of fast food restaurants, frozen foods and adopt other less-than-healthy habits.
Even eating while standing in front of the computer (or while working) can have a negative impact on our physical health. Changing those habits along with our mindset is the first step to achieving visible weight loss and regaining our physical health. There are many ways to do that, and in today's options-filled world, custom-tailored solutions exist for just about anyone. Including those of us facing a shortage of time.
Enter modern technology in the shape of fitness apps:
If you generally face a busy schedule, chances are you already own a smartphone.
So we've decided to list 5 of the top fitness apps available for smartphones today. Apps that can help you track what you eat (and should eat), count your daily calorie intake and establish new diet challenges for you to implement each day.
Remember, a healthy body is a healthy mind! With that said, it's time to begin our countdown:
1. Diet Point
This app offers over than 100 diet programs. It’s up to you to choose the best fit, according to your preferences and habits. You can also access their many weight loss tips, which are specifically tailored to fit your diet plan. If it's missing anything, it's that Diet Point doesn't recommend or advise you on which weight loss program is the best choice. It also doesn't have a specific medical starting point behind it. Available for iOS and Android.
Fitibit is recommended for people who also have a device to monitor their workouts. By using it, the fitness app is able to tell you how many calories you lose in a day. You can monitor your progress by filling in your daily food intake. Available for IOS and Android.
3. Lose It
This app offers food suggestions based on calorie count and other preferences you can choose from. It allows you to set your daily challenges and diet goals and check your progress in the dashboard. It doesn’t suggest any diet plans. Available for iOS and Android.
4. My Fitness Pal
One of the most popular diet apps, MyFitness Pal allows the user to input what (s)he has been eating during the day and count calories. The app’s database includes more than 5 million entries. Available for iOS and Android.
More than a diet app, Evolve is a weight loss program based on a proven method. Every day, the app gives you a specific calorie intake to follow, based on your current weight and how much you want to lose. This method looks at the calorie intake you should have each day, instead of looking at a total. The challenge is to balance your food and the amount of calories you consume during the weight loss program. It also interacts with “MyFitness pal” app. Currently available for IOS only.