It’s never been so easy to stay fit. Well, we shouldn’t say that, iPhone fans. If you have an iPhone, we should actually say that it’s easier than ever before to track your attempts to stay healthy and fit with various apps designed for the most awesome phone in the universe! OK, even if you don’t love your iPhone as much as we do, you have to admit that there’s a stunning amount of apps out there for this phone. When it comes to diet and fitness, there are actually quite a few apps that we had to stay notice of.
Like most guides, we would love to list every last iPhone app for tracking your (hopefully) shrinking belly and your (hopefully) growing muscles, but hey — we only have so much space! Below is a list of the top 5 that really caught our attention. Maybe you’ll see one that you like on here and fall in love. Who knows? Many of these apps are free, but some might cost you a little bit of coin in order to unlock full functionality. Those should have demos with them, unless they’re of the 99 cent variety. It’s up to you how you shape your iPhone-oriented experience. By the way — if you’re going to go with an iPhone set of apps for fitness, why not pair it with a nice waterproof armband? Hey, sweat is moisture, and we all know how well moisture and iPhones get along. We’re just keeping it real.
1. SparkPeople for iPhone
There are plenty of sites out there that specialize in getting you to track your food and exercise, but the problem is that you access them with your computer and not your phone. There has to be a better way to get that type of functionality to your phone, right? Enter SparkPeople for iPhone, which is an app that distills the best features of SparkPeople.com into your iPhone. Very handy. The app is very smooth, allowing you to create diet plans and even enter in your fitness plans onto the site directly from the phone — how cool is that?
2. Daily Calorie Calculator
This is a neat app that actually lets you get an estimate of the amount of calories you should be inhaling each and every day. When you’re trying to lose weigh, there’s a direct correlation between the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you sweat out, so to speak. The more calories you burn, the more weight that you lose — to a point, of course.
3. 101 Cookbooks
See, we told you that all food is not bad for you. It’s just a matter of making sure that you’re eating the right foods at the right times. If you’re stuck for inspiration and want healthy food that isn’t “healthy food” like you would find in the hospitals of the world, then you will want to definitely think about getting this app. Heidi, the creator of 101 Cookbooks, focuses on delicious organic treats that should leave you feeling full all day long.
Diabetics, you’re included too — there’s an app here that can actually help you track the amount of sugar you’re taking in. Since this is a matter of life or death for diabetics, it’s important to make sure that you can actually manage your illness without feeling like, well, you’re managing your illness — if you know what we mean. SugarTracker is an app that does exactly what the name says, and we think that’s a great thing.
5. iPoint Calculator
We had to include this one since we know of a bunch of people following the Weight Watchers eating plan. There’s nothing wrong with WW at all, and if you have an iPhone you can track your WW points while you’re on the go — even if you’re nowhere near a computer or a WW support coach!
Overall, this is a great list of apps that you’ll definitely want to check out if you’re serious about trying to track your new fitness focus on your iPhone. Sure, like we said before, we could have included a good 50-75 apps here. However, when you have that many items in a list, it’s hard to really figure out what’s really important and what’s not. That’s why we only gave you 5. We really like these 5 apps, and even if one of them costs you a little money, it’s well worth it when you’re trying to focus on weight loss and getting back in shape — a noble goal if there ever was one.
Now, if we skipped over an amazing app that you really think needs to be on this list, then you can always sound off in the comments — what are you waiting for?