Four fab apps to maintain health and fitness routines during the summer
My Calorie Counter by Everyday Health
The My Calorie Counter iPhone app is a free, easy-to-use app to quickly and effortlessly counts calories, while tracking your daily fat, cholesterol, carb and protein intake. Features include barcode scanning for packaged foods, more than 1,000 recipes, weight tracker for keeping tabs on your progress, live Twitter tips and regular reminders to keep you on track. Calories in and calories out—you can also track your fitness for an accurate calorie count. Looking for a way to be kept accountable? Success is more likely to be achieved using the buddy system; take advantage of the online community. Download in iTunes and visit everydayhealth.com for more information.
Diabetes in Check
Keep your Type 2 diabetes in check every day with the No. 1 free diabetes iPhone and iPad app. It’s like your own personal diabetes coach in the palm of your hand. Assess your nutrition, exercise and weight, family and medical histories. The app includes customized meal plans, recipe steps, carb tracker and which foods you can and shouldn’t eat. There are tools to help you set personal goals and track your glucose readings while utilizing the social support community. Free to download, $3.99 per week for daily menus of diabetes-friendly recipes. Download in iTunes and visit everydayhealth.com/conditions/diabetes for more information.
Jillian Michaels Weight Loss Plan
Keep Jillian’s tough antics on your back pocket as you tighten and tone your tushie. Get a personalized plan with exercise, step-by-step videos, a meal plan and daily fitness tips. The app syncs to jillianmichaels.com, giving you can access your information anywhere. Free to download, weekly subscription required. Download in iTunes and visit jillianmichaels.com for more information.
South Beach Diet
One of America’s most popular low-carb diets is now available in an app. The app features a personalized meal plan based on your goals and preferences along with a calorie counter, fitness tracker, more than 1,000 recipes and motivational tips. Use the message boards for tips, advice and motivation from other SoBe dieters. $1.99 to download; $4.99 weekly subscription required for personalization. Download in iTunes and visit southbeachdiet.com for more information.