Losing weight isn’t easy for me. It used to be a non-issue, but since my youngest was born (ahem, seven years ago) my metabolism slowed and I’ve struggled to find a system that works for me to keep off the extra pounds. Between all the other obligations I have sometimes taking care of myself with exercise and healthy food goes on the back burner.
I’ve shared before how Lose It! helped me lose weight, but over the holidays I fell off the wagon a bit between eating too much yummy holiday food and not working out enough. The cold weather makes me want to hibernate.
Re-enter Lose It. The website and app allow me to track my food and exercise anywhere and anytime, and in 2013 it’s time for me to get rid of the excuses and get after it.
Lose It is a tool to help me monitor my food intake and be more aware of what I’m eating. In essence by using it I’m becoming more aware which helps me eat better. It’s a good cycle to be in.
How does Lose It work?
- Signup on their website. Download the app (available on Android, iOS, Nook, Kindle).
- Enter your goal weight.
- Make a plan-how much do you want to lose each week? Lose It will plan your calories based on how much you want to lose. Start with 1 pound per week if you’ve been inactive. You can always increase the amount you want to lose later.
- Now, you’re set! Start adding foods and exercise every day and weigh in.
This is what the website looks like when you’re logged in (and yes this was a no exercise day, it happens!).
Lose It Features:
These are a few of the features I love.
Reuse Meals: You can create a meal from ingredients or a list of items and reuse it. this is great for staples in your menu.
Add Supermarket Foods: Not only are there a ton of pre-entered packaged foods on Lose It but you can also enter any products info or use your phone to scan the barcode.
Find Restaurant Foods: You can eat out and tack calories easily with Lose It’s database of restaurant foods. Sort them by restaurant to make it easy to add.
Add Recipes: When you get started counting calories it’s a good idea to pick up a scale. You can use Lose It to add all your ingredients into a custom recipe. You’ll be able to easily count calories on your favorite recipes with this handy feature!
Search for Exercise: There are tons of exercises available and you can include things like walking, house cleaning, and your favorite workouts.
What about you? How do you track calories? What do you do to stay motivated to get fit?
Disclosure: FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own