Keeping a Food Journal

Rachel talks about the importance of keeping a food journal

Here are some Food Journal phone apps for those who are on the go and don’t have time to use paper and pencil.

My Fitness Pal

Food Journal AppOur very own Alison Sinadinos uses this app and swears by it.

You can track exercise and use set exercise programs on the app to help you lose weight, as well as set and track personal goals.

It’s hard to find anything wrong with this app, as users rave about how much weight they’ve lost tracking their food intake this way, and doctors are even starting to recommend it.

Fit Day

The FitDay mobile app, is a great app for keeping track of your food intake on the go. There are loads of foods already on the system that you can choose from, with detailed nutrition information for each, such as the usual calories and fat, but there are custom food options too if your food isn’t in the database. This isn’t just a great iPhone app for dieters though, as it also records the carbs and protein in foods too, so is ideal if you are training, especially leading up to a match, or marathon, making sure your preparation is all it could be. You need to sign up for a free FitDay account, and you can then sync your details between your iPhone and the FitDay website.

Calorie Counter

If you are looking for an easy to use food diary app for iPhone, then meet your ideal partner. Extremely user-friendly, this app does exactly what you want it to. Upon starting the app for the first time you’ll need to select your preferences in regard to imperial or metric etc. as well as some personal details on height and weight. You then set goals to achieve, and throughout the day as you log your food intake and exercise taken, a status bar along the top will show how well you are doing in terms of reaching your daily goal. You can also take a quick look to see how many more calories you can consume in that day, so you can make more informed food and drink choices. Calories are obviously given the highest priority but it also tracks carbs, fat and protein.

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