Food Journal Apps

Food Journal Apps

We have all heard of the numerous benefits of journaling; how it helps us stay focused and on track. There are many different type of food journal apps available in today’s market. They serve as visual reminders to keep track of our daily food habits. With modern technology at our fingertips, it is now easier than ever to follow and control your dietary intake.

Certain foods can trigger certain emotions, so it is important to also keep track of your mood while eating different foods. Depending on your mood, you may be altering the amount of food you are eating or how often you so.

There are more than 15,000 different apps on under the “Health and Fitness” and “Lifestyles” categories on various electronic devices. The majority of apps have the calorie intake target between 1,700 and 2,000 calories per day. These target numbers can be manually adjusted to meet your individual caloric intake. Working closely with your registered dietitian can help you get your specific recommended caloric intake range.

iPad Apps all available through iTunes, under Health and Fitness section.

GoMeals HD

Rated: 3.5/5
Cost: Free

This app has a very unique feature if you touch the compass icon it will bring up a map of the area you are in. Then touch restaurants and select the type. Then you can touch the restaurant name it will bring up the address and you will be able to view their menu.

Calorie One-Calorie, Exercise and Weight Tracker

Rated: 4.5/5
Cost: $1.99

You can see calories burned, calorie intake, daily calorie budget, and track you progress. Your progress will be tracked on charts on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

iPhone Apps all available through iTunes, under Health and Fitness section.

Lose It Weight Loss and Calorie Counter

Rated: 4.5/5
Cost: Free

This app is free and easy to use. Allow you to track foods and exercise. This app also allows you to add motivators (reminders sent to your iPhone when you forget to track a meal). You can also share your progress on social networking sites.

DailyBurn-Calorie, Workout and Fitness Companion

Rated: 2.5/5
Cost: Free

This app allow you to add on a barcode scanner for and additional $4.99 that way your can add the food to your food journal. This app provides free workout plans that are able to be customized so you can track your progress. The nutritional results appear like a food label which helps the individual when reading food labels.

These are some new ways to food journal that might be helpful to keep you on track and help you succeed on your weight loss journey. If the app is used properly individual can keep track of their success in a quick and easy format. Food journal is one of the many tools that weight loss surgery patients use to keep them focused on their goal.

References:
http://www.obesityaction.org/educational-resources/resource-articles-2/nutrition/theres-an-app-for-that

Michel Gunn

Michel Gunn

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