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apps that work

Posted by Chad on August 26, 2011 at 6:50 AM

A few of my clients are app users.  Here is an app or two that I like and reasons why!


My Fitness Pal.   My clients like it for a number of reasons.  First, it helps them keep track of what they are comsuming.  I know that there are folks out there who feel like you don't need to do this, if you eat Paleolithic.  I disagree.  Folks need to understand how much food they are consuming.  We are a country of "too much" so some need to remember how much a portion of (you name it) really is.


This app also allows you to keep track of your expenditure of energy via movement (exercise).  By tracking what they do, some folks like to see what they have accomplished.  Tracking consumption, with expenditure, helps them see what could happen over the long haul...especially if the hormones are out of whack!  Add in the fact that I get to see what they are doing holds them accountable--to me first, then they hold themselves accountable later.


Lose it!   This one is just like the one above.  Though this one we've been able to find a way for clients to send me in a file their food consumption!  How great it is that it's free too!!



Fooducate!      I just found this one, and have not used it a lot yet. It looks promising though.  I like the idea of being able to scan an item and see what healthier choices exist.  The healthiest choice probably doesn't have a barcode on the label, however, for some people eating fresh foods are a luxury or so beyond overwhelming they don't know what to do when they see them...sad, yes, but true.


Baby steps.  With this app, one can pick up a box of whatever crap it is, and this app throws out maybe 5 different healthier options.  Sounds good to me.  I will post more on this later after I use it more.


Mapmyride!     This one is great for recording a workout for your run, walk, or hike.  You can use it to help with your food consumption as well, but I don't use it for that.  Share your workout run or ride with the public or just with friends.  Seems to be ok so far.  I've used it as sort of a GPS for my rides, and it works just fine!


I know, it's tough to use new technology when all I keep saying is keep it "ancestral" right?  Well, these can help you be both healthier and ancestral at the same time!  Find a route, DO IT, and show me your food consumption as well!



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