5 Nutrition Apps

iPhone nutrition apps have made sticking to your diet and good nutrition in the palm of your hands. Here are five nutrition apps that will keep you informed and on track when it comes to being nutrition conscious. All apps mentioned are compatible with iPods and iPads.

1. Smoothie Selector

The Smoothie Selector app contains more than 100 smoothie recipes. You can browse each one and make your selection based on your specific health goal. For example, you can choose smoothies that are good for weight loss or muscle building. Each recipe includes all the nutritional information that you need to help you make an informed choice such as carbohydrates, protein or fiber content. You can also learn how to create your own smoothies and save them for later references.

2. Calorie Tracker

Calorie counting is extremely important, whether you’re looking to lose weight or gain muscle. Having an empirical method of keeping track will help you achieve your goals fast. The app contains an extensive database of everyday foods and also restaurant foods. You don’t have to be online to use with App either. Any items you’ve tracked before will be available to you while you’re offline. You can also track your protein, carbohydrate, cholesterol, fat, sodium, sugar and fiber intake.

3. Health Cubby

Technology has evolved to become a very social creature and aims to increase interactions between users. Health Cubby is based on a similar premise and allows you to team up with a maximum of seven friends to share your weight loss progress. Your progress can be charted on an individual and a team graph. You don’t have to show your real weight either, you can just show a percentage of the weight lost if you prefer. This is a fantastic way to stay accountable and enables you to share the journey with others who have similar goals.

4. Mint Nutrition

Mint Nutrition is another great app with an extensive source of nutritional information, but concentrates on restaurant food. It includes nutritional labels with all the information you need to make sure that you can order food that is in line with your diet guidelines at any restaurant you go to. You can also add your own recipes to the app and you’re able to calculate the calories. Many find that planning your meals encourages you to stick to your diet. Using Mint Nutrition on your iPhone, you can also create “plates” of your favorite meals. You can use this as a way to create a meal plan. The meals you save can become your go-to meals for the week.

5. Lose It

Lose It allows you to set nutritional goals. You set your calorie intake goal and enter your nutritional intake and exercise progress throughout the day. This allows you to stay within you calorie budget. It has a comprehensive database of foods, but you can also add your own foods. You can even add friends or share your progress on social networking sites for support and motivation.

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