Eat Healthy with Smartphone Apps

Any weight loss program must include a little cardio, some amount of free-hands and breathing exercises and a lot of clean eating. Yes, dieting is important in any weight loss program as you are accountable to what you are eating. Now if you struggling to keep an account of your daily calorie intake, you smartphone can be your savior. There are many diet apps available for smartphones and tablets and will make your accountability possible for the entire day. However, with the vast range of choices, it is often daunting to decide on the best diet app. The following are some of the best performing diet apps available for Androids and iOS devices.

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MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter and Fitness Tracker: This is probably the most popular diet app available in the market today. MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter and Fitness Tracker is a free app and it is available for Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and iPhone. Over 300,000 people reviewed this app on iTunes and it has everything that a dieter needs today. In fact, this app features the largest food database with over two million foods listed. This user-friendly app even remembers all your favorite foods and syncs automatically with the website for storing your data. It also works offline and MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter and Fitness Tracker was named as the best diet plan by Consumer Reports after surveying 9,000 readers.

Fooducate: This is a grocery-store navigator available for Android and iOS. It helps users to better analyze food labels and you can easily get the information you require without swimming through the unnecessary details. You can scan items you need right in the store and this app for Android and iOS will highlight the all the positive and negative attributes of the product. It also grades each food item based on their “healthiness” and gives a healthier alternative whenever available. Though Fooducate is a free app the “Plus” version costs $3.99.

Epicurious: This is a free app available for both iOS and Android. Epicurious search through over 30,000 recipes that are professionally-created. It also saves your favorite as well as creates a shopping list for you. Apart from the basic recipes and the shopping lists, this Android and iOS app provides step-by-step instructions for the novice cooks to help them with more complicated recipes.

Foodily: It is also a recipe database available only of iOS. This free app comes with a social twist.  Users can collect recipes, keep a track of things they love and share their favorite recipes with friends. In other words, Foodily is a social recipe network where you can not only browse for any recipe, but also save your favorites ones, share them with your friends, strangers and professional chefs alike.

Zipongo: At present this app is only available for iOS devices but they will be soon available for Android as well. Zipongo is a free app where it is all about eating healthier. It contains a healthy meal planning program, discounts for healthy items, and healthy reward system supported by insurance companies and employers incentivizing better choices. This app helps to lower the cost of healthy food as well as offer a proper planning for better grocery lists and healthy meals.

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