Those interested in losing weight with healthy practices such as good nutrition and physical exercise routine gain reinforcement with applications that promise to help in this goal. Available free of charge for Android phones and iPhone (iOS), tools such as MyFitnessPal, for example, facilitate the counting of calories consumed and spent, while Exercises at Home offers daily programs to exercise the main muscle groups without going to the gym. The resources are ideas for those who want to start 2019 in shape and health.
O TechTudo list below the five best diet and exercise apps. The idea is valid, mainly, for those who put health care on the list of resolutions for the new year. It is worth remembering, however, that the services do not dispense with the medical monitoring of starting a diet or physical activity.
App to lose weight: see five diet apps
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In a food diary format, MyFitnessPal facilitates the monitoring of calories consumed and spent Photo: Reproduo / Amanda de Almeida
The calorie counter MyFitnessPal is one of the most popular diet apps, both on the App Store and on Google Play, in which it has a relevant amount of positive reviews. The app works as a food diary and allows the user to record all the food consumed to get an idea of ??how many calories he has eaten. Depending on the type of food followed, it is possible to determine the percentage of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fat) within the allowed calories to establish healthy habits.
An advantage is the integration with other applications, such as Garmin Connect, BTFIT and Runtastic, among others, to have a caloric balance. MyFitnessPal also offers a database and bar reader, which facilitates the registration of food. The application offers a premium version, in the amount of US $ 9.99 / ms (R $ 38.63, in direct conversion) or US $ 49.99 / year (R $ 193.29). Additional features include the absence of advertisements, exclusive content and food analysis. Interested parties can do a free evaluation for one month.
2. Exercises at Home – Without Equipment
Highlighted by Google in 2018, Exerccios em Casa helps those who seek definition without having to go to the gym Photo: Reproduo / Amanda de Almeida
Considered by Google one of the best self-improvement apps in 2018, Exerccios em Casa allows users to exercise without having to go to the gym. The app requires a little discipline to get the results, but in return it offers all the necessary tools for those who are really committed to the goal. There are training plans, exercise libraries, follow-up reports and the possibility of scheduling reminders so you don't forget to train.
Workouts are categorized by muscle groups and divided into "Beginner", "Intermediate" and "Advanced" levels. Having defined the exercise of the day, the app indicates the activities with time and repetitions that can be customized according to the user's needs. They all have a short explanation and a link to a YouTube video that teaches the correct moves. Another advantage that the application allows integration with Apple Health and Google Fit.
With free and paid versions, Dieta e Emagrecer also works as a kind of social network Photo: Reproduo / Amanda de Almeida
With the purpose of helping the user and losing weight in a healthy way, the Diet and Weight Loss by NutriSoft brings a very comprehensive content regarding nutrition. The app offers a calculator with indicative of daily goals and Body Mass Index (BMI) and allows the recording of daily activities, such as meals, weighing, physical exercise and rest. There is also the possibility of configuring meal, water and sleep alarms to help the most forgotten.
Another highlight is that Diet and Weight Loss also works as a kind of social network, in which people who have the same experience can exchange ideas and support each other. Despite being free for both Apple and Google systems, Diet and Weight Loss has a paid version. The subscription costs R $ 12.50 / month or R $ 59.50 / year and includes additional resources such as nutritional assistance, daily recommendations and fat percentage.
4. BetterMe: Workouts for Weight Loss
BetterMe integrates physical activity with a diet plan, which takes into account preferences such as ketogenic, gluten or lactose free Photo: Reproduo / Amanda de Almeida
As the name says, BetterMe (or "Better Me", in free translation) aims to help the user become a better version of himself. Aimed at the female audience, it offers training focused on the four most common complaints of women: sagging breasts, sagging arms, fat on the belly and legs and thick thighs. Based on the needs of each one, the service offers a program with several exercises, illustrated by means of a small animation and description.
In the area dedicated to food, the great difference that BetterMe takes into account the different food preferences, such as vegetarian, ketogenic, gluten-free and lactose-free. Without focusing on calorie counting, the app offers suggestions for meals with recipes according to the dietary pattern of each one. The application is free, but it also has a paid version, which promises a higher level of customization of the program. The subscription costs R $ 32.90 / ms.
5. 30 Day Fitness Challenge
Challenge 30 days for Fitness uses the period of 1 month as a stimulus for users to get in shape Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Available for free for both Android and iPhone, the 30 Day Fitness Challenge app uses the short time (1 ms) as an extra stimulus for those who want to improve fitness and lose weight. Created by professional physical trainers, the app works on two fronts: physical training and the latter's food plan divided into standard and vegetarian diets. The facility here is that the shopping list is already ready, with an indication of quantities to be consumed in the next 30 days.
Well rated on the App Store and Google Play, the service has a simple and intuitive interface to use. Among the physical challenge options, there are full body, abdominal, glute, arm and leg workouts, in the "Beginner", "Intermediate" and "Advanced" categories. In addition to small animations that indicate the movements to be made, there are links to videos on YouTube with further explanations that, although useful, are all in English, which could be an obstacle to the understanding of some users.
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