Yazio is an ideal app for people seeking a healthy lifestyle. Its proposal to be an ally in the fight against physical inactivity, obesity and harmful health diets. In food diary form, the app allows users to monitor food calories as well as water consumption and exercise practice. Available for free download on Google Play and the App Store, most free features, but there are subscription plans ranging from $ 3.66 / ms (annual promotional plan) to $ 14.63 / ms (plan quarterly).
Yazio has a closed support and motivation group on Facebook, which can be accessed via the app, as well as offering integration with other apps such as Sade, Fitbit, Garmin and Polar Flow. The tutorial below was done on an iPhone (iOS), but the walkthrough is similar on Android devices.
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How to use Yazio, food calorie counting app Photo: Amanda de Almeida / dnetc
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Step 1. Install the Yazio app on your mobile from the dnetc page. After the download completes, open the app. In the first login, you will have to answer some questions about goals, activity levels, gender and age so that your profile can be traced;
In the first access, I need to answer some questions to draw the profile of the user Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Step 2. Create the account using your name, email address and choose a password. After you tap Start Now, you can choose whether to enable reminders or subscribe to the premium version of the app. The start screen is the Daily, where the main information is concentrated. Yazio indicates the number of calories to be consumed according to your goals, as well as the macronutrient distribution, which can best be understood by tapping "Details";
After registration, the start screen acts as a feed with the main user information. Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Step 3. On the "Details" screen, you can see how Yazio divided the proportion of macronutrients you should consume within your calories, as well as other nutritional information (most available only in the pro version). Back home screen, you will find suggestions for recipes compatible with your diet in the feed;
You can know the recommended proportion of macronutrients, as well as discover new recipes. Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Step 4. Meals of the day can also be recorded directly in the feed by simply touching the plus sign (+). You will be taken to a screen showing the app's most popular foods, as well as a food search area via name or barcode. If you want to register your own foods, meals or recipes, tap the plus sign (+) in the upper right corner of the screen;
The user can register their meals, searching the foods registered in the application. Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Step 5. On the Food, Meal, or Recipe Registration screen, you can register your favorites by tapping "Create a Food" or the plus sign (+) in the upper right corner of the screen. To register, I need to enter the name, category and brand of the food, in addition to its nutritional information;
Another alternative to register your own food, if they are not in the app's database. Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Step 6. Back to the start screen, you can enter physical activities. You can either plug in an app like Sade, Fitbit, Garmin or Polar Flow, or search through the available exercises and register your own routine;
Physical activity can also be monitored in Yazio, which integrates with other applications. Photo: Playback / Amanda de Almeida
Step 7. The Water Monitor helps you know if you are hydrating properly, while the "Challenge" segment offers different stimuli for those who want to reduce their intake of sweets, chocolates, fast foods and other foods. Still browsing the bottom bar, you can access the recipes of Yazio;
Challenges help motivate the user as well as the recipe bank Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Step 8. For those looking for custom plans, the Subscriber-only Coach feature lets you create your own menu or follow specific diets such as low carbohydrate or detox. In the bottom bar, the plus symbol (+) acts as a shortcut to all application functions;
The coach function rene personalized eating plans, but are among the paid features of the app. Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Yazio is very intuitive, with a simple and pleasant interface. Now just start monitoring your meals and see the results.
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