3 Ways Apps Can Help You Lose Weight
No weight loss journey is the same. We all take different paths to reach our individual goals. But there are some things that we all experience. Whether it’s trouble tracking nutrition, the dreaded body plateau or meal prepping woes; we all struggle with some things. Here’s how to win at weight loss with a little help from technology.
Log Your Calories and Keep an Eye on Your Nutrition
Frankly, the overused fitness motto that you’re probably tired of hearing by now “abs are made in the kitchen” is true. Sure, we can work out until our legs our tired and our clothes are drenched in sweat, but that two-hour cardio workout or weight lifting regimen isn’t going to yield any kind of results if you’re stuffing your face with burgers and fries or high-caloric protein shakes after every gym session. Yes, exercise is great for your health, and you should do it regularly. But consider, how much you eat matters more than how often you workout when it comes to losing weight. Research out of the University of Ottawa has shown that logging what you eat is a powerful strategy for losing weight. Basically, knowing how many calories you’re consuming can help in your decision making when it comes to choosing what you will eat. Apps like MyFitnessPal offers features that give users tools to track their progress, monitor fat, protein and carbohydrate intake.
Track Your Workouts and Measure Your Progress
At the start of your weight loss journey things we’re great and the pounds seemed to be falling off. Now, a few months later, despite a healthy diet and regular workouts, you’re not seeing any progress. This is normal. And it’s called the plateau. Good news — you can beat it. Log your workouts regularly, but add intensity, change the moves, switch the order of your strength exercises, vary your reps and change your rest between your sets. Using workout tracking apps can help you see what’s working and not working. So turn up the volume to your bluetooth headphones on your iPhone 8, tap your favorite playlist and get to work.
Seamlessly Handle Meal Prep and Get Healthy Food Delivered
We’ve all been there. After a long day at work or a hard gym session we’re hungry. And rather than prepare a meal, we reach for the easiest, most convenient option. That easiest and most convenient option isn’t always the healthiest. Experts from Harvard swear by meal prepping. Not only can it save time and money, it can help you manage your weight, contribute to a more well-balanced and nutritious diet, and meal prepping even reduces stress, since you’re not worrying about where your next meal is coming from and what you’re going to make. If you don’t know your way around a kitchen, don’t worry. Rather than cooking your meal preps at home, opt for a meal delivery service that provides nutritious meals directly to you. There are various meal delivery services on the market, some meals come ready-made other services ship you the ingredients. Choose a service that works with your lifestyle and take the worry out of meal prepping.
Each weight loss journey is different, but with the right tools, apps, and tech you can be on your way to achieving your fitness goals.