Everybody knows that eating healthy is one of the best ways to stay healthy in general. Unfortunately, we also know that it isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do – not by a long shot. I was looking for apps that would help me to reach my own health goals, and I thought, “Why not write about some of them?” So here I am, doing just that. Throughout my search, I found what I thought were the best health apps around, and I also found this list, in case you want to discover current top apps selected by users.
I categorized the apps in 2 categories. Healthy eating apps with recipes and healthy eating apps that have a personalized fitness plan. It might just help you with finding the right app for you. (See also: Infographic: The Best Health Apps for Kids)
1. Healthy Eating Apps with Recipes
A healthy life starts with healthy food, so it’s only natural an app for healthy living includes nutritional dishes. After all, you can’t just eat raw veggies or meat. That is unless you really want to. These are a couple of apps that offer cool recipes for you to cook up if you need some help with food ideas for your diet.
Lifesum offers diet plans, a calorie tracker, and of course, recipes to help you along with your diet. One thing I thought was nice about this app was the ability to customize the diet plans offered by the app, that way you can mold the diet to fit your needs exactly. There is a lot that Lifesum does offer, but for some reason, they don’t offer vegan recipes. This didn’t bother me, but if you are vegan, then you will likely find little use for the recipes included in the app.
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker, in contrast, does have vegan options! I’m not vegan, but I’m glad it has them. It brings a larger usability for different people. I would like to have the option at least. It has everything that Lifesum has, plus the largest food database of any calorie counting app, or so the developers say. This app may be great for you, but if you don’t like ads, it might not. There are ads in the app which you can pay to get rid of. The price is small, but this is still somewhat annoying.
2. Healthy Eating Apps with Fitness Plans
Most people combine dieting with exercise to get the most benefits the fastest. If you are one of those people, then I think you will enjoy these apps.
8fit Workouts and Meal Planner offers step-by-step guides to help you balance workouts and meals perfectly. It’s also nice how the app walks you through its many workout plans so that you do not have to do it all alone. So there’s no “one diet and fitness plan for all”, but you can customize your own so you can quickly achieve what you want. The unfortunate thing about this app is that all of the best features are locked until you pay for them. This includes the meal planner and custom workouts. If you are unwilling to pay, there is not nearly as much benefit to the app. But the time I used it, the features might just be worth the money. It’s up to you.
My Diet Diary has a fantastic library of different foods to log in your diary, as well as meal plans and workout regimens. It also allows you to customize these things to your liking. This app has a little bit of everything and it didn’t take long for me to familiarize myself with all features. There are a few bugs to the app I encountered like the app freezing, but that is a small price to pay for getting in shape in my opinion.
These apps are designed to help you get in shape as painlessly as possible, and hopefully, they will do just that. I ended up focusing on the apps with healthy recipes as my current goal is to get my diet sorted rather than fitness. I am interested to read what are your current goals, so let me know in the comments.
About The Author:
Alia is a writer and internet blogger. She loves to write about health, tech, and travel related articles.