7 Healthy Apps for Americans to Use the Day After Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving over, you're most likely slouched miserably on your couch, while your extra poundage rests comfortably in your stomach from yesterday's feast. By now you're finally realizing why the extra round of stuffing was a bad idea, and the amount of gravy poured on your turkey, could have been used to fill the Nile (twice over).Even though you feel disgusted with yourself now, eventually you'll want to start dieting to losing your extra stomach fat. To assist you on your journey, the Social Times team has put together a list of healthy mobile apps to help you track, monitor and keep your weight loss goals in check.

With Thanksgiving over, you’re most likely slouched miserably on your couch, while your extra poundage rests comfortably  in your stomach from yesterday’s feast. By now you’re finally realizing why the extra round of stuffing was a bad idea, and the amount of gravy poured on your turkey, could have been used to fill the Nile (twice over).

Even though you feel disgusted with yourself now, eventually you’ll want to start dieting to losing your extra stomach fat. To assist you on your journey, the Social Times team  has put together a list of healthy mobile apps to help you track, monitor and keep your weight loss goals in check.

MyFitnessPal

Even without a mobile phone, MyFitnessPal is reachable through your web browser of choice. Before taking advantage of this app, a membership is required, however, you will never have to pay a single cent.

Using MyFitnessPal through your smartphone does not limit your database of food and restaurant items. Unlike other mobile apps, your MyFitnessPal app will allow you to still have access to the website’s database of over 1,271,000  foods and restaurant items.

Improved bar scanner, improved stability and numerous bug fixes are some of the latest changes to the app.

Fooducate

If you’re not a dietitian, Fooducate may be the perfect app for you. Nutrition facts and ingredient lists can be pretty difficult to understand. If you seem to be in the same boat as myself, Fooducate is a must have app for you.

Not only does Fooducate allow you to scan product barcodes, but it will also highlight the good and bad ingredients in a product. Stuck between two products of the same type? Foodeducate will compare the two products for you to help you make an educated decision before you make your purchase.

Noom Weight Loss

In order to lose any weight, you must first set goals for yourself to achieve. Noom Weight Loss helps you obtain your weight loss goals through multiple measures. This app allows you to create your own personal weight loss plan, while combining exercise tracking, food logging, and motivation.

Noom Weight Loss features include: weight loss graph and progress bars, GPS  and a pedometer to track any kind of exercise, diet and food tracker, and the ability to share your progress with friends and family on Twitter and Facebook.

Diet Assistant

If you’re looking to plan your diet, Diet Assistant is the app for you. With its advanced weight tracker and progress charts, Diet Assistant helps you maintain your healthy diet plans.

Weight loss is not the only type of plan that Diet Assistant is useful for. For those users looking to maintain or gain weight, the app suits your needs as well. Weight loss is not the main target audience for this app, but individuals that want to maintain a healthy lifestyle are.

Features included in this app are nutrition facts, personalized diet plans, built-in BMI calculator, personal pocket-size weight-loss manager, weight charts and much more.

Diet Point

Diet Point acts as your your digital motivator by becoming your digital trainer. By using this healthy app, your eating habits will be monitored, and you will be reminded of your upcoming meals.

Diet Point provides you with with a complete grocery list for every diet plan. BMI, BMR and daily expenditure calculators are provided as monitoring tools. DietPoint will also monitor every meal by giving day to day weight loss guidance updates.

With it’s simple to use interface, even the most inexperienced mobile user can use this app for weight loss assistance.

Libra – Weight Manager

Monitoring your weight is essential to losing your extra Thanksgiving pounds. Libra allows you keep track of your average daily intake of calories and presents you with your daily weight change.

For those of you familiar with The Hacker’s Diet, the methodology used in the book is also the backbone of this mobile app. Libra allows you to follow the trend line, share charts and sync with the cloud.

Be sure to take advantage of Libra’s easy-to-use features: scrollable chart, time to goal estimate, statistics, visualization of your diet plan and real-time notifications, as well as the ability to use the app as a widget.

Weight Watchers Diary

Weight Watchers make not be a diet plan for the occasional overeater, but if you happen to be an avid point counter, the Weight Watchers Diary app is available for your point counting addiction.

With the Weight Watchers Diary app, your days of guessing points have come to an end. Built-in points calculators, points lists and diary management are all features included. Charts of your progress are constructed to monitor your weight loss progress, as well.

Even though this app is not free, you have the option to receive a full refund, if you do not like the product. Please see the link above for the full details on the refund policy.

How are you staying in shape after your Thanksgiving feast?

CJ Arlotta covers the realm of social media marketing for small businesses and brands. Currently, he is accumulating more knowledge of the social media industry and has been developing strategic proposals for clients. Feel free to email him at cjarlotta”at”socialtimes”dot”com or follow him on Twitter @cjarlotta.