Don’t Die on that Diet


As temperatures start to get warmer, shorts season is upon us, and summer creeps closer and closer, more people are back in the gym working on their summer beach bodies. Sure, there are tons of workout apps, but when’s the last time you used a dieting app? Here are a couple of dieting or healthy recipe apps to help you keep on track with your diet!

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MyFitnessPal

The tried and true essential of any dieter or gym-goer’s kit, MyFitnessPal, an Under Armor-owned app, has it all. With five million fitness items and an exercise tracking mechanism, the calories are calculated using a simple net in-and-out calculation. It’s a free app available on both iOS and Android and has a web interface for anyone who wants the convenience of a web browser to peruse their diets. Worried about counting macronutrients, vitamins, or other non-calorie metrics? MyFitnessPal has an entire section dedicated to nutrient-goals for your health needs.

Diet Assistant-Weight Loss

Need a BMI chart, shopping lists, nutrient information, and a graphic representation of your weight? Diet Assistant-Weight Loss has it all. After you enter essential information, like your height, weight, and gender, you can start tracking your meals, exercise, and more. If you don’t quite know what to make for dinner, the app recommends you a diet or meal plan. If you have a specific dietary restriction, like vegetarian meals, pescatarian meals, high-protein or low-carb diets, or any food allergies, then Diet Assistant-Weight Loss creates a profile for you and searches the web for recipes that meet your needs.

Diet Point – Weight Loss

With 130 diet plans to help you get started on weight loss, Diet Point – Weight Loss is a great app to get started on your weight loss journey. It, like other apps, offers meal plans, but also comes with meal reminders, too, to help keep your eating schedule on track. Don’t think you could get any more out of the app? Diet Point – Weight Loss also has 500 tips to help you reach your weight loss on! Like other apps, it includes weight loss estimates and goals to help keep you on track. Also included in the list of features is a BMI calculator, so you can keep tabs on one metric of measuring health.

The Complete 5:2 Diet

Have you heard of the 5:2 diet? It suggests that for five days of the week, you eat up to 2000 calories. On the other two days, you stick to just 500 calories. This iteration of an intermittent fasting diet has plenty of adherents, with plenty of apps designed to help you stick to it. This app stands out because of its four-week meal and exercise trial plan, which tracks caloric intake and calories burned in workouts. The meal plan is extensive, too: 140 recipes and six meal plan options for the days that you fast. The exercise plan is similarly broad and features short videos to help you get your form in the gym down pat. Unfortunately, if you want to do your exercises or routines, this app lacks the functionality for that. It, like nearly every other app on the list, has target calorie calculators, BMI and BMR measurements, and more.

HealthyOut

If you’re located in a bigger city and want some healthy restaurant meals on the go, HealthyOut is for you. It offers nutrition information at local restaurants and can help you decide where you want to eat. If you have a specific dietary restriction or adhere to a diet, HealthyOut can help you find a restaurant that can cater to your needs. You can also sort by type of cuisine if you have a specific meal in mind. However, it’s only viable in big cities, and only available on iOS.

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