Your iPhone is your lifeline to the world. You text, you call, you email, you bank, you shop and you should also monitor what you put in your mouth with your clever technological device. If this thought hasn’t occurred to you yet, check out some of these iPhone apps for calorie counting, healthy meal planning and workout scheduling that are sure to help whittle your middle.
For many health-conscious folks, counting calories is a way of everyday life. The Calorie Tracker – LIVESTRONG.COM app ($2.99) makes that task easier, as it combines calorie counting with goal setting and progress tracking. If you’re looking to jump-start weight loss or want an easy tool to help you maintain your weight, this app is sure to make your daily food intake and exercise reporting duties easier. After all, you don’t become a world class athlete with mindless eating and long sits on the couch.
Watching your weight doesn’t mean you have to be relegated to a menu of bland food choices. Devise a tasty and healthy summer menu with the Cooking Light Recipes: Quick and Healthy Menu Maker app ($3.99). Healthy living is a savvy lifestyle that starts with learning how to cook in your kitchen and this meal planning app is a great way to start! My favorite part of this healthy cooking app is the scrumptious dessert recipes that won’t have you unbuckling your belt from overeating bloat.
Ladies who don’t frequent the gym too often will love the SELF Beach Body Workouts app ($0.99) for summer toning sessions. With a handy how-to opening, this app is super easy to use and will have you swinging the kettle balls to toned triceps in no time. Connect with social media streams via this fitness app to motivate your friends and receive encouragement back from them.
Bikini season is in high gear and if you’re anything like me, you would rather be shelling-out your hard earned dough on margaritas at the beach, and spending less on personal training sessions. Luckily, the free Nike Training Club app has the answer to well-toned abs and fresh cardio workouts all in the palm of your hand without having to flex your muscles and open your wallet. This fitness app is always my answer to what my workout is going to be today.
Experienced yogis will love this out of the ordinary, and might I say, challenging yoga app. Find your breath and follow the cues along with the beautiful and stark imagery in the free Black & White Vinyasa app. This is the perfect way to burn off the calories from the cupcake you accidentally devoured on your walk home from work, err…oh that was just me?