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Technology can be a big help when it comes to keeping yourself on track with a diet or gaining some simple nutritional knowledge. Take advantage of the help that can be found, with a  simple touch of your finger, in these 6 amazing apps. 

Healthy Habits

This is a great app for those wanting to start on a track to a healthier lifestyle. You simply pick or create a habit you want to start and every time you perform this new habit give yourself a check mark. Soon, these will become just a normal part of your life. Healthy habits looks at everything that makes life more enjoyable though, not just whether or not you’re eating your colors. Remind yourself to read to your children or wear sunscreen in addition to having a balanced diet.

Lose It!

Set a goal for yourself to lose, gain, or maintain your weight and a daily calorie budget is created for you. Log in your food and exercise for the day and Lose It! does all the math for you. This app is quick and easy to use which is perfect because the worst part about dieting is doing nothing but think about the diet.



iFood has a list of almost every imaginable food and their nutritional facts. From every cut of meat to rambutan, hummus, and ice cream there is a complete nutritional breakdown for every item. This makes comparing while shopping an absolute breeze. Make sure you are feeding yourself and your family the healthiest options with this app. Bonus: This app also calculates calories burn from tons of different exercises!

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My Fitness Pal

An easy to use food diary and calorie counter. Anyone who has ever tried to change their eating habits knows that the key to success is a good food diary. This app keeps track of all of the nutrients you have ingested that day. Now, you know for sure if you need more protein or Vitamin A in your diet. Also, keep track of any weight loss or gains in the progress portion of the app.

Meal Monkey

Counting calories not your style, but you know your meals need to be healthier? Meal monkey is the perfect app for you! Rate your meals on a scale from unhealthy to healthy to see where your weak points are in your diet. Meal monkey also gives you great tips for ways to eat healthier and tracks your meal progress.


Healthy Out

We all eat out sometimes, and that’s okay. What stinks is when you try out a restaurant and they don’t have anything that meets your dietary restrictions. Put in what you want to eat along with the diet you are following, such as paleo, gluten free, or vegan and Healthy Out gives you the menu options available to you at many restaurants nearby. You can even enter the number of Weight Watchers points you want the meal to be!


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