As I get older, looking after myself has become more of priority; especially watching my weight. I began putting on weight after I took on a stressful job ten years ago and my weight has slowly gotten out of hand.
fat obese, but I’m certainly not as trim as I’d like to be.
An application that has proved very useful to me is Lose It! which is available both as a web site application and an iPhone application. It’s probably my most used iPhone app, after my communication tools.
You enter in everything you eat and it calculates your fat, carbs, protein and more (if you want) daily and weekly, sending you email reports every weekend. It also displays a variety of reports on the macronutrients you consume and the exercise done to burn off excess calories.
In the last few months, I’ve learned what I consume too much of and what I consume not enough of. As well, it puts emphasis on exercise. In short, it’s made me more aware of what goes in and what I burn off.
You can set goals for yourself, much like Wii Fit, and you can add your friends ala social networking, so that you and your friends can encourage each other.
At the time that I write this post, Lose It! now has 1 million users and handles thousands of users at any given time. Lose It! was the top free iPhone Health and Fitness application in both 2009 and 2010.
Whether you have an iPhone or an iPad or not, I highly suggest using their web site.