If you’ve ever tried to lose weight you know it can be a struggle. A lot of people make the mistake of adding to their exercise regimen but don’t cut down on the calories in. For many, that doesn’t work at all. In fact, many can lose weight simply by modifying their nutrition habits. A great way to do this, is track everything you eat. Every morsel of food, every calorie, even that leftover chicken nugget from your kids plate or that handful of M&Ms from the office kitchen. If it goes in your mouth, it should go in the food log. Try it for 1 month and I bet you will be amazed at what you learn. For some, just tracking food is enough to lose weight. The accountability alone is enough to limit intake. But it can also be quite informing about the kinds of foods you eat too. You might ask “but isn’t this a pain in the butt” The answer used to be yes but not anymore thanks to the MyFitnessPal app which is free in the Google Play Store.
MyFitnessPal makes it very easy to log all of your foods. They have millions of entries already in their food database and you can even scan the barcodes on the foods you eat and the information will load right in. You can set calorie goals as well as protein, fat and carb goals and review your eating habits by day, time and month. It all synchs with the web so you can review your information from anywhere. It even allows you to share information with select friends or even your nutritionist if you have one so they can help too!
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A Withings wireless scale is a great friend for those who are trying to lose weight or maintain their current weight. Why? It digitally records your weight every time you step on it to the cloud providing you with a history of your weight that you can keep private or share with select friends. Its a great way to add accountability to your weight management program, especially if you have a few friends with a Withings scale too.
The companion app for Android is free and synchs with your account so you can check your weight history and those of your approved friends right from your phone. There are other appliances too that will let you monitor blood pressure and sleep but the scale is a great tool for helping you stay on your plan for weight loss or management.
Some features include:
– Log your weight data manually or use a Withings Smart scale to do it automatically.
– Keep history of your weight and see where you stand on beautiful graphs.
– Set yourself achievable goals, and be reminded to focus on your efforts.
– Instantly see how close you are to your desired weight.
Its a beautifully designed app and can be downloaded free from the Google Play Store at:
Mint is a fantastic app, beautifully designed and easy to use to help you manage your personal finances. All you need to do is give Mint access to your banking and credit card accounts and they will pull in all the data and help keep you on track. It may seem scary to hand over the credentials to your bank accounts and credit cards but Mint is secure and owned and operated by Intuit, makers of Quicken and Quickbooks. These guys take security and privacy seriously. So once you get over the hump and trust Mint, its seriously simple to keep track of your finances in this stunning app.
It will categorize all your transactions so you can see how much you’re spending on food or entertainment each month. It will roll up all of your accounts so you know exactly what is going out and what is coming in each month. And it will give you tips on how to save and alerts when things look unusual. You can set-up reminders so you are never late with a bill payment again and if you get charged a fee by a bank or credit card they will let you know right away and help you avoid those annoying hidden fees in the future. You can set budgets for each category (E.g. I’m only going to spend $500 on food each month) and Mint will let you know when you’re getting close or over your budget. You can even get a free credit score as part of the Mint family.
So if you want to get your personal finances under control, download the Mint app from the Google Play Store today for free:
People love deals and they love to save which is why millions frequent Walmart stores every year. The Walmart app for Android is a great way for Walmart shoppers to take even better advantage of the savings offered in their mega stores.
The Walmart app boasts that you can “find and buy quality products at unbeatable prices whether you’re shopping at home, in our stores or anywhere in between.” The savings catcher lets you scan your receipts, compare prices of other eligible items and advertised deals found from competitive stores nearby. If the app finds a better deal on something you purchased, Walmart will refund the difference on an eGift card. Pretty awesome!
The app also lets you get reviews, price checks and even check availability of inventory in your local store as well as the usual store locator to get hours and directions to Walmarts in your area. You will get access to deals and weekly promotions and can purchase items right from the app. Its like having a superstore in your pocket. As m-commerce continues to grow, Walmart has done a nice job supporting a multichannel approach with this app helping you shop whether in store or right on your device. Download the app free from the Google Play store at: