If you have read my blog before you know that I am a big fan of counting calories and use Lose It! on a daily basis. Even though my preference is Lose It! I know there are many other apps and online tools for tracking calories. Recently, I stumbled upon a few that I thought would be worth sharing here.
Food diary, meal plans (with recipes), workouts, progress tracker, prizes and more
Why I think it is awesome….
*Easy to navigate
*Integrated with Facebook, making it easy to use with your friends
* Pre-made meal plan, giving you various recipes for each meal with the nutritional info
* Pre created workouts, that are easy to follow & can be done at home or in a gym
*”Happy Calories”, this plan allows you a specific amount of “happy” food (sweets & snacks) each week
*And best of all you can win prizes!!!
Information about balanced eating, food & activity log
Why I think choosemyplate’s SuperTrack is great…
*Food diary is broken down into fruits, vegetables, grains, protein & dairy. Rather than just calories, helping to not just keep track of calories but to assist in truly understanding how to create a healthier and more balanced diet.
*You can set personal goals and track each goal through the website. I really believe in setting goals and having a plan for keeping yourself accountable is extremely important
*Progress charts can be exported as PDFs, Word Doc, or Excel Spreadsheets
*Tools for understanding how to read labels, portion control, calories burned, information for creating healthy diets for you family, etc…
Overall, I think these are both great tools. In my opinion Self’s drop 10 program is a little easier to use and provides pre-made recipes & workouts (great for those on the go). However, choosemyplate.gov, is also pretty awesome. I feel that SuperTracker is more in-depth and provides a lot of details about creating balanced diets, especially when cooking for a family. So, whether you are cooking of yourself or for 5 both of these tools can help reshape your diet and overall your life!!
Personally, I need to work on eating a more balanced diet. So for the next week I am going to use SuperTracker from choosemyplate.gov. I will use it along with Lose It! because it is just go easy to keep track on the go then I will transfer the info to SuperTracker each night. I’ll give more details and a review next week!