Nutrition App Spotlight

Posted by Lindsey Davis on 08/19/2019

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We have all heard the saying, “There’s an app for that,” signifying that nowadays there is a digitally based application to help you with just about any task. But, in reality we now have about 100 apps to help with any need we can think of. This is true for the nutrition world as well. A plethora of apps are available to help you and your clients achieve their health and wellness goals. So how do we know which apps are worth downloading or buying? To help with your search, I have highlighted 3 top rated health and wellness apps below! 

Noom: Noom is an app focused on building healthy lifestyle. Creating healthy habits leading to an overall healthier body. The app's free tier provides users with the ability to log food and exercise use and even has an in-app pedometer. Noom steps it up though with customized premium plans that provide daily goals and personalized coaching to help you achieve your fitness goals. This version does cost money, but seems to provide an incredible value for the money invested. 

My Fitness Pal: Created in 2005, MyFitnessPal is a powerhouse of an app with a large food database that allows users to track calories the calories and macros of the foods you eat as well as calories burned through exercise. Users can import recipes and calculate estimated calorie needs with their goal weight in mind. 

Fooducate: Similar to MyFitnessPal, Fooducate is a weight loss, health improvement-based app that allows you to track calories in/out. Fooducate helps you shop and eat healthy by allowing users to quickly pull up nutritional information about food products from barcodes. Fooducate gives a letter grade A-D with a quick nutritional summery helping you make the best choices based on your goals. 

There are MANY more apps out there, but these three seem to be the highest rated and offer extremely helpful information and accountability. And it’s always helpful for us, as practitioners, to guide our clients to helpful resources outside of our office! Visit your app store and check some out for yourself! Let’s not get lost in this digital age. Happy downloading!