Many people believe January is the time that everyone heads to the gym to make good on their new year’s resolutions to lose weight and get in shape. In fact, September and October are times of renewal and new beginnings, and that includes being the best time change up your diet and get your workout on. It takes 66 days for a new habit to form and for it to become ingrained as a routine. With the help of technology, you can make eating better and losing weight a part of your everyday life. Here are 5 clean eating apps that will help you lose weight.
Honestly Healthy Recipe App
Eating healthy is all about the food you eat and having simple and delicious recipes on hand is the best way to keep it up. I mean, who can resist making brownies after seeing them in all their staged gloriousness shared on Facebook? But, what if those brownies are actually raw hazelnut fudge brownies and they are totally clean? This app allows you to search, favorite, share and basically get all the tools you need to eat clean.
Chemeleon Food Additive Guide
While eating clean is definitely not about grabbing that bag of chips and then hiding the wrapper in shame, and instead having something processed only by nature, let’s face it, we’re all really busy. Sometimes processed foods are lifesavers, especially on those weekends where you are heading from a hockey game to a dance recital and then to get groceries. We’ve all been there, right? Chemeleon helps you to decipher the ingredient lists of your products so you can tell the difference between feeding your family a chemical crap-storm and actually giving them a few extra vitamins that you can’t pronouce.
Eating clean and healthy requires some pre-planning. Apps that help you meal plan are almost a necessity and the Yummly Recipes and Shopping List app is the best way to get prepared. What’s really cool about this app is that you can choose your recipes for the week and the app adds the ingredients right to your grocery list with one click. Let the app know your nutrition preferences and it will actually tailor the recipe recommendations just for you! Whether your diet is paleo, vegan or something in between, the app will personalize your recipes, so you don’t have to search for hours finding something you’ll love to eat (unless that’s your thing, of course).
Another meal-planning app, this one lets the whole family get involved. By syncing between devices, multiple users can add items to the grocery list from their device. Have you ever been at the grocery store only to realize you have no idea if you are out of salt, sugar or cereal? With the Mealboard app, you can keep track of your pantry so you know exactly what’s in it, no matter where you are.
While cooking at home is one of the easiest ways to eat clean and lose weight, we all know us ladies need nights out. Whether it’s a date night, girl’s night or just some time to yourself, heading out to a restaurant is the perfect way to get away from it all. The good news is, you can eat out and continue to eat clean. Check out the Clean Plates app, where you can get recommendations based on your clean-eating preferences like vegan, raw or gluten free. Search by neighborhood and cuisine and find out what’s new in clean eating in restaurants in your city.
Clean eating doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when technology is there to support you. These five apps are some of my favorites, what are yours? Share them with me in the comments below!