Weight-loss has always been a tough subject for many people. Sure every New Year people make resolutions to go to the gym and finally get in shape, but now you don’t have to go through this alone. Many people find that the hardest part of getting into shape is eating a balanced diet, and figuring out how to work out in an effective way that will also fit into your busy schedule. With the help of smart phones, and the Internet you can have a personalized plan mapped out for you. There are several sites and apps to choose from, but here is a run down of some of the most popular!
1. Calorie-Count.com: This website it one of the easiest and most popular to use. It allows you to enter in all of the foods that you are eating, and it will break it down and give you a rating of how you did at the end of each day. This site also has an app, which is great for when you are on the go. Another great feature of this site is that it is beginner friendly, it offers a great way to begin working out, and expert dieting tips.
2. Active Log.com: This site is great for those of you who have a competitive streak! This site allows you to challenge your friends and other members to compete against one another. This site also allows you to input your daily food log as well as precise body measurements so you can keep track of your progress.
3. Lose It! : Lose it is one of the most popular apps for weight loss, but it can also be used on the web. This site currently has over 11 million people using it and it can be connected to Facebook and Twitter for those of you who want to share your weight loss experience. This site will assign you a certain amount of calories that you should be ingesting everyday based on several factors such as your age, height, weight, and activity level.
All three of these sites are great options to help you achieve your goal. It is never to late to start on the path to becoming healthy! With the help of these sites you are able to see what exactly you should be eating everyday, and it will allow you to be in better control of important dieting factors such as portion control. Having the app and the online membership will allow you to always be able to log your food that way you can keep as accurate of a log as possible!
This blog post was written by our Campus Ambassador, Caitlin Beck from Fordham University.