Healthy Lifestyle

8 Nutrition and Fitness Apps That Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Published: March 6, 2023
2023 National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created 50 years ago by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits.

This year's theme is "Fuel for the Future." Eating with sustainability in mind is a tasty way to nourish ourselves during every phase of life and protect the environment. A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) can help you create healthy habits that are sustainable and celebrate your unique needs.

Utilizing the many nutrition and fitness apps available can also be a great way to fuel your body for the future. To save you time, Methodist Health System dietitians have gathered nutrition and fitness apps to assist you in achieving your goals.


Recommended Apps

Overall nutrition/fitness app: MyPlate Calorie Counter

MyPlate Calorie Counter allows you to count calories and log exercise and food intake. It also provides eight-week meal plans.

Meal-planning app: Mealime

Mealime is a simple way for busy individuals to plan meals and eat healthier.

Food-tracking app: MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal allows you to keep food records, analyze foods you’ve eaten and track your weight loss.

Healthy recipe app: Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters (for Android users) provides over 100 budget-friendly, nutritious and delicious recipes for busy families.

Mindful eating app: Rise Up + Recover

Rise Up + Recover teaches healthy eating strategies, includes mindfulness practices, and promotes a balanced diet and positive body image.

Nutrition education app: Noom

Noom curriculum uses evidence-based approaches to help people build sustainable habits that last.

Food allergy app: Spokin

Spokin is a food allergy resource app that covers the different stages of life and situations that may arise when living with food allergies.

Pregnancy nutrition app: YoMingo

YoMingo provides evidence-based information on prenatal care, labor and delivery, postpartum, breastfeeding, and newborn care.

Picking the Best App for You

When selecting a nutrition app, it’s important to consider your overall health goals, necessary features and cost, as some apps require in-app purchases for advanced features.

Depending on your health goals, you may find that an app focusing on calorie counting or weight loss is helpful. Or, you may prioritize mindful eating techniques or education on a specific food allergy.

Preferably, you want to choose an app that’s backed by health care professionals. It may also be helpful to check out reviews before downloading.

With so many helpful apps available, it’s easier than ever to “Fuel for the Future” and meet your nutrition goals.

About the Author

Amanda Skalka, MS, RDN, LMNT is a registered dietitian nutritionist with Methodist Physicians Clinic. She works at both HealthWest and the Methodist Women's Hospital Medical Office Building.

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