Week one of operation get skinty was somewhat successful.
Blogging and using social media to keep me accountable seems to be working. Minus one night where I decided to have champagne and make a “tipsy” blog post and cheating a bit too much over the weekend.
I have started using a few weight loss apps to help me stay on track.
These 4 Weight Loss Apps Keep Me on Track
Google Fit is perfect for logging your exercises on your smartphone.
My phone (Samsung Galaxy S7) keeps track of my steps as long as I have it on me. I love that it automatically syncs with Google Fit to show me how many steps I have taken. I also set goals for how many steps I want to take and how long I want to be active each day.
I use Google Fit mostly to keep track of my exercises. It tracks how far I went, how fast I went, how long it took, etc. It even creates a map of my run. All of this allows me to see how well I did and how I improve over time.
I also use it to keep track of my weight. (Side note: I use MyFitnessPal to keep track of my nutrition and it automatically syncs with Google Fit.)
Many people are already familiar with MyFitnessPal. It’s one of the most popular weight loss apps. It keeps track of your calories while you log your food intake, exercise and water intake.
One of my favorite MyFitnessPal features is that I can set it up to sync with my Google Fit account to automatically track my steps and log my exercise. I also have it synced with the Water Drink Reminder app (more info on this app below) to automatically log my water intake.
The only thing I have to do on the app is log my food intake. The app makes it super easy to log your food. You can enter the information manually, scan barcodes on purchased items, or search for the food. It even works with a lot of restaurants.
The app syncs up with popular health apps to keep track of your activities. You earn points for different activities such as just walking, tweeting about health related topics, and completing offers Achievement offers like surveys.
Note: You’re not going to get rich on this app, but it’s nice to accrue money in the background without thinking about it. I’ve been a member for about a month and have made about $1.
Water Drink Reminder
Water Drink Reminder is one of my favorite weight loss apps, simply because it’s a simple app that helps me track my water intake. As you know, I am not a doctor or a nutritionist so I am not a professional on nutrition, but I have noticed that when I drink the right amount of water I am full faster and longer and my skin looks so much better!
The main feature of the app is to remind you to drink water. You set a goal on the app of how much water you want to be drinking every day. The amount varies for everyone. Once you set your goal, it reminds you throughout the day to drink water. You can log what you’ve had and see the status bar update throughout the day until you reach your goal.
Water Drink Reminder has reports to show how you have done over time, as well aa a weight tracker.
What apps work for you? Do you use any of these apps? If you do, what do you use them for? Have any recommendations? Let me know in the comments below.