Best free apps to help you lose weight
We all have certain fitness goals we may be aiming for, but with so much information out there where do you even start?! Remember that it’s not an exact science, start with a plan and use consistency to your advantage. Staying motivated and on track isn’t always easy - especially if you’re just starting out. Thankfully though there is help available! We’re in an age where technology has an answer for just about everything including health and fitness. We’ve taken a look at our top 5 picks for diet apps and have included them below...
1. My Fitness PalThis one was an obvious choice for us. My Fitness Pal has quickly become a favourite in the fitness community for it’s ability to track macronutrients. It also has an enormous library of products to enter into your diary. To give you a breakdown of what the app is about: MyFitnessPal is a free calorie counting app that features a food database of over 5 million foods. After you install it onto your device you will need to set up your account and enter information like age, weight, height along with your overall goals and targets. The app will then create a custom plan specifically for you, giving you a calorie goal to stick to each day, which appears on the top of the diary page where you add your food in. As you add your food to your diary, you'll see the food calories being deducted from your total daily allowance so it's easy to keep track. We all use My Fitness Pal in the Protein Bread Co office daily, and the best news is that our entire range of products has been entered into the database :) Open in Apple store Open in Google Play
2. Total Well Being DietThe Total Well Being Diet software was developed by CSIRO and is relatively new to the market. As we all know, Psychology plays a big part in healthy eating, and that’s why this app’s new “diet type” questionnaire could be the key to sticking to your 2017 weight-loss plan. In developing this online weight-loss tool the team at CSIRO conducted extensive research into the emotional, psychological and behavioural patterns that influence a person’s eating habits. They found that there are 5 main personality types that heavily influence how successful a person is in sticking to their diet.
- The Thinker — Overthinking leads to stress and mood swings which can derail your eating patterns.
- The Craver — This person’s heightened experience of cravings can lead to overeating in a variety of ‘tricky’ situations.
- The Foodie — Food is on your mind 24/7 — you love making, eating and experiencing it.
- The Socialiser — Flexibility is essential — you won’t let strict food restrictions stifle your social life.
- The Freewheeler — Spontaneous and impulsive, you tend to make choices in the here-and-now.