Top 5 food diary apps to help you lose weight
With the joy of spring comes the horror of realizing that bikini season is just around the corner. With only a couple of months to shed that winter weight, you’re going to need some help — which is why we’ve compiled this list of the five best food diary apps for your smartphone.
Most people don’t realize how many calories they’re consuming throughout the day, and simply becoming more aware of your daily calorie intake can be eye-opening — thereby helping you change your eating habits. A 2008 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that keeping a food diary can double a person’s weight loss.
Each of our featured apps has its own advantages and disadvantages, but all of them offer the ability to count calories, track your daily calorie intake and weight, and manage your nutrition. Even if you prefer not to use an app, simply jotting down each meal and snack can help. If these aren’t for you, try recording your daily eats in the Notepad app that comes with most phones. Even without the calorie counters, you’ll find yourself mustering up a little more self-control so that you don’t have a disappointing journal entry at the end of the day.
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