Sunday, January 29, 2012

My App Arsenal

So, it's been a while, huh?  Hope everyone made it through all the holidays and is back on track for an awesome 2012!  To get started this year, here's a little fun post that I hope you find useful.

I am absolutely addicted to my iPhone and I've been using it to my advantage as much as possible for my fitness and health goals.  Below are a handful of apps that I highly recommend and use regularly.  My main app that keeps me on track is Lose It!  Great for logging food, weight and exercise.  Most of these are free (or has limited free versions and upgraded pay versions) and many may also be available on Android (I know Lose It! is!!).

The first four apps listed below are my absolutely must haves!  I use then all regularly and they have really helped me through my journey over the last nine months.  The others, while I don't use regularly, are also amazing and helpful for various things.

Nike Training Club - FREE
Nike Training Club is a training app that gives you your own personal trainer, anytime, anywhere. Get lean, toned and strong with over 60 custom-built workouts featuring audio guidance and on-demand instruction from a Nike Professional Trainer while you earn NTC rewards like Lea Michele's exclusive workout.

Fooducate - FREE
Scan and choose healthy groceries. Over 200,000 unique UPCs! As featured in USAToday, NYTimes, WSJ, Lifehacker, Gizmodo and on ABC, FOX, NBC and more...  Do you want your family to eat better food? Are you confused by ingredient lists, nutrition labels, health claims, and marketing hype?  Get Fooducte and hurry to the supermarket.

Lose It! - FREE
Succeed at weight loss with Lose It! Set goals and establish a daily calorie budget that enables you to meet them. Stay on track each day by recording your food and exercise and staying within your budget. The average active Lose It! user has lost more than 12lbs and more than 85% of our active users have lost weight. Lose It! is completely free- get started losing weight with Lose It! today!


Nike+ GPS - $1.99
Map your runs, track your progress and get the motivation you need to go even further. Hear mid-run cheers every time your friends like or comment on your run status, or outrun them in a game of Nike+ Tag.

MyFitnessPal - FREE
Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest to use calorie counter. With the largest food database of any calorie counter (over 1,000,000 foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, we’ll help you take those extra pounds off! There is no better diet app – period.


GoodGuide - FREE
The GoodGuide app helps you find safe, healthy, and sustainable products while you shop. You can browse, search or simply scan a barcode to see detailed ratings for health, environment and social responsibility for more than 70,000 products and companies. GoodGuide provides this information about personal care, household chemical, toy, food and paper products for free on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Snack App - FREE
The Snack App sorts hundreds of snacks by calorie counts – 50, 100, or 200 – and by type of craving: salty, sweet, crunchy, cheesy, creamy, and more. Just tell the app what you want, and you’ll get a list of tasty snack ideas, complete with caloric and nutritional information. Feeling guilty after your snack? The Snack App also gives you simple ways to burn the calories you just consumed.

Restaurant Nutrition - FREE

The Restaurant Nutrition application allows a user to easily view nutritional information about restaurant menus and track what they have eaten

Whole Foods Recipes - FREE
Looking for healthy and delicious food? Search Whole Foods Market Recipes for recipes featuring the finest natural and organic foods. You can search recipes by ingredients and dietary preferences such as gluten-free, low fat, and vegetarian/vegan. Every Whole Foods Market recipe includes nutritional information and cooking instructions. You can also enter up to 3 items you have on hand to find recipes using those ingredients.

I've also recently started using the iMapMyFitness, Non-GMO, and Ab Workouts (all three FREE!!).  I'm already logging exercise in Lose It so not sure if I will stick to iMapMyFitness too but I am loving the Ab Workouts app! It's simple and you can for sure feel it working!

What other apps do you use?  Any suggestions?

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