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WEIGHT LOSS AND TECHNOLOGY….WORKING TOGETHER
We all know how quickly technology changes in our world. It is all around us. The technology available is astounding. Weight loss and technology are working together to help those wanting to shed the pounds do so even easier. It is quite amazing what high-tech tools there are currently available.

  1. Watches Wearing a watch to monitor your steps, distance, heart rate will help you track important information about your progress. Knowing you progress will help you reach your goals.
  2. Fitness ArmbandsThere are a variety of armbands that fit several phone models and are the perfect companion for any type of workout. These bands can provide quick access to your phone.
  3. Headphones Wearing headphones (earbuds) can assist with making your workouts more enjoyable. Listening to great up-beat music can give you more energy and encourage you to work out more aggressively for calorie burn.
  4. Body Analyzers – Not your everyday body scale, these analyzers can provide you with so much more information. To help you reach your goals even more efficiently, you can be given information about the amount of water in your body along with bone, fat and muscle mass.

There are also other high-tech tools to use as you are trying to shed the pounds:

  1. On Line Food Diary Programs – Keeping a food journal is one of the oldest and best-known ways to be successful in a diet. By keeping a journal, we can clearly see how much and how often we’re eating and make corrections to deal with bad habits. Some on line programs will allow you to record the food you’ve eaten along with exercise you’ve accomplished and you will be provided with a nutritional analysis.Phone Apps to Assist in Weight Loss
  2. Dieting Phone Apps –  One of the top free apps for iTunes and Google Play users, My Diet Coach, helps users resist cravings, temptations, etc. Once you provide the app with information, it will show you what you look like now compared to your goal weight.
  3. Online Diet Services There are several on-line diet services to choose from. Some of these services can provide custom meal plans, dining out guides, exercise plans and shopping list tools. In 2017, Weight Watchers received the Gold Award. Also included on the top 10 list were South Beach Diet and Nutrisystem.
  4. New Age Pedometers – These pedometers can be worn on your wrist, waistband or in a pocket. The best pedometers can calculate and display not only your steps but other interesting stats, such as distance, calories burned, speed, elapsed time, or steps per minute. Some may even function as a stopwatch and alarm. Additionally, some pedometers can link with apps so you can have additional features such as reading your heart rate.

WEIGHT LOSS ON THE GO
There are weight loss programs that have phone apps now that will make it easier to provide weight loss on the go. These apps can help you track food or even provide bar codes for foods to help you make smarter choices before you purchase them. Some of the weight loss apps include Weight Watchers, DASH, and Mediterranean diets.

Even if there are no apps attached to weight loss plans, there are a plethora of diet recipes that you can find on line for your specific plan. Finding recipes on line and mixing it up a bit will help your on your weight loss journey so that you don’t get bored with it and quit.

Mixing Up Recipes Will Decrease Boredom
FINAL THOUGHTS
With all the technology available these days, you can obtain assistance with meeting your weight loss goals at the touch of a button right on your cell phone. Consider using technology to help you in your journey so that you can stay motivated to get to your goals.


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Do you incorporate technology in your workout plan? I would love to hear from you!

6 thoughts on “Technology

  1. Hi Yvette

    I’ve used apps off and on over the years (dieting yo-yo’er here) to lose weight and track my exercise. I personally love MyFitnessPal and Fitbit as they sync well together and have great web and app options. One thing I am worried about is the fact I’ve been using a Fitbit One as it clips discretely into my bra, however they are no longer being made. All the major brands of this technology are heading towards wrist band options. My issue is that I have eczema and having a monitor on my wrist constantly will exacerbate it due to the plastic in them. I only ever wear a watch when I go out for this very reason. Do you know of any movement monitors that I can get that won’t cause irritation?

    Regards,
    Megan

    1. Hello, Megan. Thank you for visiting and your comments. I do realize that the fitness watches are in wristband style. I see you have gotten creative with how you wear your Fitbit One. If you are looking to purchase another monitor and want to stay in the Fitbit family, consider looking at the Fitbit Alta HR in your local area. There may not be a monitor that is less irritating to your skin. However, there are additional ways to wear them – ankle, waistband, belt, hoodie or pants pocket. I hope this information is helpful as you are on your journey to a healthy you.

      1. Hi Yvette

        Thank you for your reply. I have had a look at the Fitbit Alta HR and it looks like a great product. The only issue is that I wouldn’t be allowed to wear it at work as “smart watches” are banned due to the smartphone notifications of texts and calls. Is there a product that doesn’t have this smartphone capability in regards to notifications?

        regards,
        Megan

        1. Hello Megan. Welcome back! As far as the smartphone notifications….is there a way to turn the notifications off just while you are at work? If that is not an option, you may find having a monitor that does not sync with your smartphone to be an option. I use a basic monitor LifeTrack C200 Core Heart Rate Watch. That way the monitoring would not come into play and interfere during your work day. I hope you find this information helpful. Have a healthy day.

  2. Thanks for this post. I’m into fitness but I haven’t yet been incorporating much technology into my training regime.
    I think the two that would work great for me are the airpods and the cell phone diet coaches. Especially the latter because watching my caloric intake and nutritional intake hasn’t been a priority for me.

    1. Thank you for visiting my site and commenting. Those two technology choices you have made are excellent to start incorporating into your regime. It is so easy these days to have what you need right at your fingertips, so watching your calories and nutrition will be easier than ever to make a priority. I hope you stop by my site again. I wish you well and have a healthy day.

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