Conquer New Year Resolutions with Apps for Healthy Weight Loss and Fitness

Jesica Helgren - Brand Ambassador

Is health and fitness, or even weight loss on your mind again after a busy holiday season? I’ve gone a little off track myself when it comes to keeping my health in mind during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I’m ready to get myself back into a healthy eating frame of mind, and in order to keep myself accountable, there are plenty of apps for Healthy Weight Loss and Fitness to make it easier to stay on top of my health goals. 

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Five Apps To Keep Healthy Weight Loss and Fitness on Track

Healthy Eating Apps

1) Fooducate (Free for iOS, Android). First prize winner in the U. S. Surgeon General’s Healthy App Challenge, Fooducate goes beyond counting calories to help users achieve healthy weight loss and fitness for an overall healthy life.

Users can maintain a healthy diet by tracking the quality of calories, not just the quantity, by scanning over 250,000 barcodes to see a specific nutrition grade (A, B, C or D). Fooducate also integrates seamlessly with Apple’s Health app, allowing users to compare calorie consumption and burning.

I really like this app because I am always looking for a quick way to see what ingredients are in the food I use/buy, and with Fooducate I can easily find this information, keep track of what I’m eating, and so much more!
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2) Healthy Recipes (free). The Healthy Recipes app by SparkRecipes gives easy, tasty, and healthy recipes with the nutrition content readily available so you know exactly what total sugars, sodium, carb levels, etc. are if you follow the recipe as written. You also see user reviews to know whether the recipe is worth trying out. 

Fitness Apps

3) Garmin Fitness Trackers.

For those that have joined the wearables fitness world or are thinking about trying one, Garmin Connect (Free for iOS, Android) is a great choice. Users will see what workouts or daily routine exercises are helping to reach their fitness goals and it pairs perfectly with many of the Garmin Fitness Trackers available today

I plan on using a fitness tracker along with a weight loss app to monitor my goals. I was under my pre-baby weight prior to Halloween, but the holiday binge has got me back up a few pounds. I’m ready to shake it loose!

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4) Daily Burn. Create your own personalized workout plans with Daily Burn Streaming fitness. A free app, Daily Burn allows you to choose which workouts you want to watch on-demand. 

You are watching full-length, HD-quality workout videos with on-screen guidance. Workouts range from as little as 15 minutes to over an hour, so you can truly customize it to your time limits and fitness needs. I love using Daily Burn because I can do it right in the comfort of my living room, or anywhere I am when on the go. 

Diet Tracking Apps

Diet means the type of foods you consume, not necessarily a way to lose weight. By tracking the type of eating you do, you are more likely to maintain a healthy ‘diet’. 

5) Lose It!. A great weight loss app to help you track calories.

It tracks your caloric intake and monitors your diet, helping you manage your weekly calorie budget and ensure that you are consuming the proper foods. 

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Taking Fitness Further

Looking to take your fit journey beyond simple home workouts? Check out these recommended products on Amazon:
 

 

Have you been thinking about healthy weight loss and fitness as the new year approaches?
Let us know what your goals are, join my Healthy Cupboards Facebook Group, and get your fitness goals on track!

 

 

 

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Jesica H

My name is Jesica and I'm happy to 'meet' you! I'm just living life and loving every minute of it! I try to not let things hold me down or hold me back, I just live! Here at The Mommy Bunch, I offer solid advice on all things parenting, household, and living life as a working mom.

15 thoughts on “Conquer New Year Resolutions with Apps for Healthy Weight Loss and Fitness

  • January 6, 2016 at 5:16 pm
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    I really need to get back on track. I have been majorly slacking the past few weeks, so I needed this today.

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  • January 6, 2016 at 6:49 pm
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    My Microsoft Band 2 is keeping me in check. I love having lots of stats and info right at my finger tips because it helps keep me motivated.

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  • January 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm
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    I have been a MyFitnessPal fan for years now and feel it is a great way to keep track of everything in one place. My goal is to get back to my usual clean eating and exercise routine after the holiday binge!

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  • January 6, 2016 at 7:26 pm
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    Thanks jesica! My pants have been a little too tight for comfort 🙂

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  • January 6, 2016 at 7:34 pm
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    These all sound really useful. I should probably try the Lose It one after all the holidays eating.

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  • January 6, 2016 at 7:42 pm
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    I am going to download one of these! I need to keep myself in track! I have a goal that I need to hit before summer!

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  • January 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm
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    I haven’t been doing so great with the weight loss and such…. So I really need to get back on track and get my butt in gear. I have been hearing a lot about My Fitness Pal. I should check it out.

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  • January 6, 2016 at 8:37 pm
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    The MyFitnessPal app does sound awesome. I’ll have to download it and check out some of the features tomorrow.

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  • January 6, 2016 at 9:38 pm
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    I have loved My Fitness Pal for a long time now but will be downloading and checking out Fooducate- looks like a great app!

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  • January 6, 2016 at 10:52 pm
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    I already use Fitness Pal but I have not ever heard of Fooducate. I am going to have to check that out.

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  • January 6, 2016 at 11:33 pm
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    These look like great apps to help you keep on track. I will have to check them out starting with the My Fitness Pal.

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  • January 7, 2016 at 6:46 am
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    This looks super neat. I need something like this in my life to help keep me on track. Looking to lose some weight this year.

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  • January 7, 2016 at 10:28 am
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    I didn’t exercise the entire holiday season and I need to get back on track. I will check out these apps.

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  • January 7, 2016 at 11:39 am
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    I’ve been using RunKeeper, but I’ve heard of these other ones, too! Need to check them out!

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