After using Livestrong for too many years to remember as my eating and workout tracking software I’ve made a change this last week. Truthfully I’ve been a bit frustrated with the Livestrong app because of not being able to easily find many of the strange veggie foods we tend to eat in their database. This lead to too much time creating entries.
Well we purchased a new scale for our home (got the white one). Settled on a Withings Smart Body Analyzer which although is a bit on the expensive side has several things for us:
- wirelessly connects to our iPhones
- very accurate weight measurement
- super easy to operate–very important!
- measures the air quality in the room
- nice addition to the bathroom
Withings has partnered with many other vendors one of which is the free Myfitnesspal eating and activity tracker. Early days but I must say this app is great. It has a great database, easily allows you to scan foods into your phone, and immediately finds them–at least to date. It also connects with the Withings scale app and thus allows you to have a great view of things.
Another piece of the puzzle I’m using is the Apple Health app on the iPhone, which integrates with the above two apps and displays all information in an easy to read dashboard style in one place. Brilliant (of course I am a big Apple since 1995!).
A side benefit of our new home is that it’s on three levels and all these apps measure the number of flights of stairs climbed in each day; lets say things have become a bit competitive in our household of late. All this climbing stairs must have health benefits don’t you think!
Ah well enough for now. I’ll let you know how things go as time elapses. Now I wonder if it counts beers:-)