Everyone knows the best way to lose weight is to follow a balanced combination of diet and exercise. Easier said than done, right? This is why it helps to have someone track your progress over time. Even if that someone is virtual.
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal
It’s simple, effective, easy-to-use and really works. It perfectly incorporates the two weight loss essentials of diet and exercise to track your progress. A massive database that has a huge list of food along with its calorific breakdown alongside helps you track your daily calorie intake. The best thing about their database is that it includes a plethora of Indian recipes such as bhindi ki sabzi, upma, poha and dal and breaks down their nutrition value in terms of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and vitamins. It even has a section dedicated to over 300 cardio and strength training exercises that tell you exactly how much exercise will help you lose how many kilos.
The hardest thing about being on a diet? Resisting temptation, of course. And temptation is everywhere. That’s where Diet Assistant steps in. All you have to do is enter your target weight and the app designs a meal plan to make sure you achieve your goal. It will create a menu depending on your food preferences and likes and will help you steer clear of tempting food options by giving you an extensive list of diet-approved foods.
Diet Point – Weight Loss
Diet Point offers a comprehensive collection of over 100 eating plans that span a vast array of food tastes and goals. There’s a diet plan here for even the most fastidious eaters. Once you’ve narrowed in on a diet plan, the app will tell you how to buy the right foods at the grocery store, what to eat, when to eat and approximately how much weight you will lose by following this meal plan.
Serious about tracking how fast you run or jog? Don’t bother investing in any fancy gadgets. All you need to do is download RunKeeper. It uses your phone’s GPS to calculate your pace and distance travelled. Not only that, this app will also tell you how many calories you’re burning. Whether you’ve just taken up running or are prepping for the marathon, RunKeeper is the trainer and coach you need to stay motivated and keep track of your progress.
Nike + Running
Nike is renowned for its stylish and hi tech sneakers that most sportspersons and athletes favour. And their app is just as cool. Designed with different coaching programs, Nike + Running tracks your running progress and helps you get into shape. Its unique tracking mechanism helps you see your progress (if any) and even helps you challenge your friends to a quick run to see if you can uphold your record. A little competition is exactly what you need to stay in shape, right?
All these apps are free and available for download on both, iPhone and Android platforms