This is a sponsored post. I received either product or monetary compensation. However, all of the opinions about U.S. Cellular and these hot mobile apps to help me lose weight are mine.I am sure I am not alone in the love hate relationship I have with the foods I ate over the holidays! I sure loved the taste but hate the added pounds! Actually, I have had a love hate relationship with food for many years now. I have slowly been adding on pounds for the past 20 years. Every New Year, I resolve to lose the extra weight and around January 15th, my resolve is gone. I think that is in part to do with the lack of tools I have put in place to make my weight loss successful.
Your mobile devices and their apps can make it easier for you to stay on top of your health goals. When you have access to the right data and monitoring apps, they can improve your chances of losing and keeping that weight off. A recent U.S. Cellular Better Moments survey shows a growing assistance on smartphones for fitness and health. The survey reveals 22 percent of smartphone users keep track of exercise with an app. This year, I have found several mobile apps for my iPhone 6, which I got from U.S. Cellular, I feel will help me stick with my weight loss plan.
Mobile Apps To Help You Stick With Your New Year’s Resolutions
Fooducate (Free for iOS, Android). First prize winner in the U. S. Surgeon General’s Healthy App Challenge, Fooducate goes beyond counting calories to help users lose weight and live a healthy life. Users can maintain a healthy diet by tracking the quality of calories, not just the quantity, by scanning over 250,000 bar codes to see a specific nutrition grade (A, B, C or D). Fooducate also integrates seamlessly with Apple’s Health app, allowing users to compare calorie consumption and burning.
iBP Blood Pressure ($0.99 for Android and iOS) This blood pressure tracking app uses colors to indicate normal or high readings. It also analyzes data, to create graphs that illustrate trends over time. Those on the road during the holidays can sync data across all their mobile devices to stay on top of stats while traveling.
Garmin Connect (Free for iOS, Android) If you have a wearable fitness device, this is a great app for you. It also has a free app that collects personal health and activity data, and then uploads it to the mobile app via Bluetooth. Users will see what workouts or daily routine exercises are helping to reach their fitness goals. With access to health data and fitness stats, users will stay focused on their weight loss goals for the New Year.
MyFitnessPal (Free for iOS, Android) This fast, easy-to-use calorie counter and diet tracker that can help take those pounds off confidently even during the holidays. It has the largest food database and fitness data entry, so you will know when your calorie output isn’t keeping up with their calorie input, so you can make adjustments.
Lose It! is another great app to help you track calories. It tracks your caloric intake and monitors your diet, helping you manage your weekly calorie budget and ensure that you are consuming the proper foods. This app integrates with Facebook and Twitter so you can stay connected with friends and family across country to keep your health goals on track.
My kids cannot go far without their iPhone, gaming systems or iPod. Because I have kids who are cellphone users, they have both signed the U.S. Cellular® Better Moments Parent-Child Agreement. This agreement is customizable and parents can use it to set certain parameters for phone use as well as driving responsibilities and limitations. Parents and teenagers can agree in writing that young drivers should not use their cellphones while driving. Be sure to read my post, Safe Driving Phone Apps For Teen Drivers.