Where do I Start? Part 2

MARTIN PICTURE croppedLast week we walked you through a few helpful apps to get your finances in order. The point is you can’t lose weight or get out of debt without help. As a follow up to the budget app last week, let’s review the most popular calorie counting apps on the market.

  • My Fitness PalMany people need someone to hold them accountable when beginning a diet and exercise regimen.  My Fitness Pal allows you to connect with friends and share your meals and progress each day. You can also put your current weight and your desired weight into My Fitness Pal. It projects your weight five weeks down the road after each completed entry.
  • Restaurant NutritionThis is a handy companion to any diet app. It shows all the ingredients and nutrition facts of meals on restaurant menus. Restaurant Nutrition is incredibly helpful for all of you out there with food allergies.
  • Lose It!-Lose It! shares many features with My Fitness Pal. It takes your current weight and your goal weight and gives you the number of daily calories you need to reach that goal. Once you have typed in a food item, Lose It! keeps that food in a database for easy entry moving forward. Lose It! does not have quite as much knowledge of restaurant menu items as My Fitness Pal.
  • Calorie Counter by MyNetDiaryThis app boasts the fastest entry of any other calorie counting app. The Instant Food Entry system is quick to recognize and auto fill to find your food item fast. Calorie Counter syncs with MyNetDiary online for easy cross platform access.
  • My Diet Diary-This app lets you keep track of diet, exercise and water consumption to calculate an accurate calorie count. The easy to read calorie meter shows you the calories you have left for the day.

All of these apps do a great job of keeping up with your calories and helping you stay focused. They all do it a little differently so give them a try and let us know which one works best for you in the comments below!

Martin Sher is CEO of AmSher Collection Agency and a recent past president of ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals.  Martin is the author of the 54 word Collector Pledge, committing credit and collection professionals around the world to the ethical and respectful treatment of all consumers.  Martin’s personal mission is to get 5 million people out of debt-for good, and for FREE.


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