Noom has been around since 2011, but it really just hit the mainstream press in the past couple of years. I've only ever seen it advertised on social media but didn't click through, dismissing it as yet another weight-loss app that I probably wouldn't stick with. One day, however, in a moment of weakness, I decided to give it a shot. Since there was a seven-day trial, I decided to try it for a week to see if I liked it enough to stick with it. Two months later, I'm still on it. It turned out to be something completely different from what I expected.First, a bit of background about myself. I've struggled with weight loss for almost my entire life. I wasn't particularly chubby as a kid, but I ballooned substantially during my college years, when I began stress-eating my way through midterms and finals. I did eventually lose nearly 30 pounds after I graduated, but I gained nearly all of it back, and thus began my years-long affair with yo-yo dieting.I've tried several different diet plans … [Read more...] about An app claims mindfulness, not calorie-counting, can help me lose weight
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January is here which means you'll probably have started drawing up a long list of New Year's resolutions that you have every determination of sticking to. There might be a certain place or activity on there, mixed in with a few other things like be nicer or do a good deed a day, but there is usually one that will crop up time and time again - lose weight.Whether you're looking to shed the Christmas pounds, or you are just on a mission to eat better this year then here are a few of the best dieting apps to help you.MyFitnessPalDownload for iOS, Android and Windows PhoneMyFitnessPal is a free calorie counting app that features a food database of over 5 million foods. When you first set it up, you'll need to enter some information about yourself including your date of birth, weight and height, as well as your goal weight and how much you want to lose each week.The app then creates a custom plan for you, providing you with a … [Read more...] about Best dieting apps: 8 apps to help you lose weight
Hilary Brueck, provided by Published 6:33 am PDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 with wind/Flickr Low-carb diets like the ketogenic diet are popular strategies for rapid weight loss and appetite control. Keto diets require eaters to essentially forgo all carbohydrates, and fuel up on fats and more limited amounts of proteins instead. Because sugar is a carb, many keto dieters drastically reduce their sugar intake on the diet, but they eliminate healthier carbs too. Nutritionists are starting to notice that people who live the longest tend to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets, which include some fiber-rich carbs. It's another reminder that focusing on healthy, plant-based, whole foods is a better long-term strategy than dieting. Scientists and dietitians are starting to agree on the recipe for a long, healthy life. It's not sexy, and it doesn't involve fancy pills or pricey diet potions. Fill your plate with plants. Include vegetables, whole grains, … [Read more...] about 3 huge new studies of more than half a million people are casting major doubts on the keto diet
As some of you may know, I’m not only a tech lover — I’m also a big fitness enthusiast. Therefore, the idea of a fitness tracker — which combines tech and fitness into a single product — seems right up my alley. Getting all your biometrics right on your wrist and seeing your progress charted over time is like something from a superhero movie. There are practical, less nerdy benefits too. A fitness tracker should help you lose weight, improve your fitness, and adopt healthier habits around sleeping, eating, exercising, and moving. Do fitness trackers really work, though? What is your fitness tracker actually measuring anyway? Just how accurate is it really?As much as I love this tech, I can see some serious inherent problems. Even if this information is accurate, is it even useful? The concept Editor's PickBest fitness trackers (July 2018)Fitness trackers have come an extremely long way over the years. No longer are they glorified pedometers; they're … [Read more...] about Do fitness trackers really work? Probably, but it’s not as simple as you think!
Here are some more apps and things you might find useful!Best fitness trackers (February 2018)Fitness trackers have come an extremely long way over the years. No longer are they glorified pedometers; they're much more than that. Most standard fitness trackers nowadays can track your steps taken, distance traveled, how …10 best running apps for Android Exercise is vastly important. Running is one of the easiest exercises. It requires little to not equipment and there are sidewalks everywhere. People are running to shed those pounds, stay in shape, and hopefully live … EndomondoPrice: Free / $5.99 per month / $29.99 per yearDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYEndomondo is considered one of the best of the best fitness apps when it comes to fitness apps. With it you can track your fitness and performance, record pep talks for your friends (and vice versa), and a large list of other things to do and access. Most of the app is free to use. However, you can also pay for the subscription … [Read more...] about 15 best Android fitness apps and workout apps