Web Apps for Dieting and Getting in Shape
At least a couple of us here at Mashable are fighting to keep off the “Blogger 15.” So where do technology bloggers turn for help when trying to lose weight? Web apps, of course! We’ve put together a list of over 25 Web apps that will help you count calories, find support, and track your weight loss as you go.
What are you waiting for? Get cracking on those pounds and while you’re at it, find the Mashable crew a diet that allows for unlimited coffee.
Which work for you?
ACalorieCounter.com - Enter a general name for what you ate, choose one of the specific suggestions that comes up and see the full nutrition card for it.
Calorie-Count.com - Helps you count calories, even on your cell phone. Also offers tests to help you learn about your food and your own habits.
CalorieLab.com - Has the calorie values of over 70,000 items and 500 different restaurant menus.
CalorieLookup.com - Has the calorie information on many popular foods and their counterparts from major food chains.
MyFoodDiary.com - Subscription based service that has a 50,000 item food database to help you keep track of your diet, as well as the usual weight loss and exercise logs.
CaloriesPerHour.com - Numerous calorie calculators, calories burnt calculator, weight conversions and more.
TheDailyPlate.com - Helps you count calories, track your intake, and plan your meals.
Diet Finders & Reviews
DietsInReview.com - Detailed reviews of hundreds of diets, broken down by different lifestyles.
DietTV.com - Offers several essential trackers for things such as exercise, water intake and more. Also has a diet finder that lets you plug in what you want from a diet, and then it makes suggestions.
eDiets.com - Offers free diet planning, articles full of suggestions, trackers and more.
BuddySlim.com - A site for you to find people also trying to lose weight and inspire each other while keeping a journal and tracking your food and exercise in logs.
FatSecret.com - A community that lets you track your weight loss, keep journals, find what diets are working for others and more.
SparkPeople.com - A support community that provides fitness and meal planners for free.
TrainHero.com - A weight loss social network that provides you with free journals and tools for weight loss as well as links to gyms, work out videos, and more.
WeightCircles.com - Pick the “circle” for the area you need help in, such as chocolate or fast food consumption, and get help from others with the same issues.
Wellsphere.com - A supportive community where users try to motivate each other to reach their weight loss goals and live better lifestyles.
WorkoutDump.com - Share your workout results and discuss them in the forums to get motivation from other users.
Tools & Trackers
ExtraPounds.com - Lets you set up a blog and provides logs for activity, weight, body and more.
FitDay.com - Offers you free journals and trackers as well as calorie counters and detailed nutrition facts on thousands of different foods.
FitnessJournal.org - Offers workout, strength, nutrition and goals trackers with a seven day free trial before buying the subscription. Also offers an iPhone version.
iTrainHarder.com - A subscription service that gives you trackers for nutrition, training, measurements and more.
MealsMatter.org - Has healthy recipes as well as tools like calorie and calcium trackers, a grocery list generator and more.
MyFitBuddy.com - Track your workout progress as well as get suggestions for new ones you can do at the gym.
OpenFitness.net - Subscription site that offers food, cardio and weight lifting trackers.
SimpleWeight.com - Offers free & premium memberships with each giving you access to trackers and logs.
Skinnyr.com - Creates a Flash graph “thingy” (their term) to help you visualize your weight loss as you diet.
Traineo.com - Gives you the tools to track your workouts, weight loss and more while also allowing you to have weekly reports sent to up to four “motivators” who can harass you if you slack off.
XDays2NewMe.com - Lets you set a goal for weight loss or exercise, and then gives you the tools to track yourself and see your progress in graph form.
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