A food tracker can do a lot more than just keep track of your daily calorie intake. It can help calculate healthy goals for you by running a personalized body analysis. Goals are suggested for you based on your personal body measurements to fall within a safe and healthy range. You can adjust your calorie and nutrient goals however you like them but will get a warning if you try to set them with unhealthy parameters. The journals are usually programmed with the understanding that it takes a deficit of 3500 calories to lose a pound of fat, and calorie intake goals and timeframes are based on this idea.
You also have the option to set goals using an exercise tracker. This is a useful tool to help you reach your calorie deficit if it’s not feasible to cut that many calories from your diet alone. By combining extra calories burned through activities with a reduced food calorie intake, you can easily burn 500 calories per day to lose about a pound of fat a week. What’s even better about the exercise tracking program is that you can log almost any activity and get a fairly accurate count of how many calories you have burned.
Another great way to use your weight loss journal is as an overall health journal. A good journal will give you the option of tracking a number of different body measurements, and even things like your blood glucose level and cholesterol, symptoms, medications, water intake, and much more. By having one place to go to record and track everything to do with your health as well as weight loss goals you give yourself a comprehensive view of what’s going on with your body at all times.
Your mobile calorie tracker can help you lose weight even if you have a health condition that requires a very specific diet because it also includes a number of other tools like a diabetes tracking and activity tracking. It should also come with a comprehensive food database that allows you to find the nutrient content of any food you eat and create recipes and meals with specific calorie contents per serving. You really can find almost everything you need to lose weight in your online journal.
Ryan Newhouse is a longtime health writer, avid cyclist and general outdoorsman. He has traveled extensively and appreciates sourcing local ingredients for healthy meals and drinks, and he always keeps his mobile food journal at hand.