While a vast majority of us usually take our phones for granted, you have to be aware that little device you have in your pocket is nothing short of a miracle.
For instance, did you know that your smartphone probably has more computing power than all of NASA’s computers back in 1969? Those computers cost more than $3.5 million a peace, and were the size of your average car.
And thankfully, the technology we have today is so advanced, that no matter what problem you might have – there’s an app for it. That brings us to the subject of your today’s article on the top diet apps for 2017.
Top Four Diet Apps
Now, if you want to stay healthy and fit, there is a wide variety of mobile apps that can help you log your nutrition intake, pick a diet plan and even shop for healthy food. But we have to warn you that some of these apps are US-exclusive, so if you live overseas, you might need a reliable VPN to access them.
And without further ado, here are some of the best diet apps on the market today:
HealthyOut (free for both iOS and Android)
Most people in the US like to eat out, but this doesn’t have to some guilty pleasure you have. As a matter of fact, most restaurants today offer a couple of food options that side with even the strictest diet. And that’s where HealthyOut comes into play.
The first app on our list will help you find the right restaurant for you, by giving you access to menus of local restaurants. It has a huge database, but the app isn’t perfect, because some menus aren’t quite comprehensive as you might hope.
Calorie Counter & Food Diary (full functionality opened with subscription)
Here we have one of the most popular food apps today; CC&FD allows you to enter your weight and nutritional goals, and use its features to plan your meals ahead and monitor your progress. It’s extremely user-friendly, and comes with a bunch of innovative features.
For example, one of the sand out features allows you scan product barcodes to get nutritional info about the item, which in turn, helps you make healthy choices while shopping. It also enables you track your fitness progress and if you’re a FitBit user, you’re in luck – the app and the tracker are compatible.
Food Intolerances ($4.99 for Android and $5.99 for iOS)
If you have any food allergies or insensitivities, this app is literally made for you. Food Intolerances is targeted at people with such conditions as histamine and lactose intolerance, gluten sensitivity and mastocytosis. With this app, you’ll have an enormous database of foods you might be allergic to.
But the app has its shortcomings, for example, it doesn’t make a difference between Kraft’s and Annie’s macaroni, which do have some major nutritional differences. Furthermore, while the Android version has the same database, it has a lot less features than the iOS one.
Waterlogged (free and only available on iOS)
Last but not least, we have an app that monitors how much water you drink on a daily basis. And while water isn’t necessarily a nutrient, hydration still plays a big part in your diet and overall wellbeing. So with Waterlogged, you’ll be able to stay properly hydrated 24/7/365.
It enables to take pictures of your bottles (or any other drinking vessel), and automatically logs your daily intake. With Waterlogged, you’ll also be able to set notifications that remind you to drink water every few hours, and if you ever need to assess your hydration, the app also great graphs.
And there you go those are just some of the apps that can help you shed those extra few pounds you put on during the holidays.
Just keep in mind, an app is only good for you if it really helps you make some new and healthy choices in your life. If it doesn’t motivate you to improve your lifestyle, it is nothing more than a time-waster.
So what are some of your favorite diet apps? If you feel like we missed any essential ones, be sure to tell us all about it in the comment section below. By Adam Ferraresi
About the Author
Adam always loved the Internet, so much so that he knew that he knew that he was going to become a web developer when he was just 12. He also loves the outdoors, basketball and surfing are his passions, and you can read his insightful articles at wefollowtech.com and VPN Lab.