Nutritionists often advise individuals to keep a journal of all the foods they eat, so people can track their calories and boost weight loss. &#160;But “calorie counting” can be a tedious endeavor.
Now, there is an app that can do the counting for you. &#160;“My Fitness Pal” is a free app that allows you to note everything you eat throughout the day. &#160;Users can look up popular food brands and dishes from restaurants to calculate their nutritional value. &#160;There is even a section for logging calories burned through exercise.
A recent study from Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, Ill., found that people who used a mobile app to track eating and activity lost an average of 15 pounds – and kept the weight off for at least a year.
However, the study authors noted that technology alone is not enough to ensure weight loss. &#160;Of the 69 overweight and obese adults the researchers examined, all were offered nutrition and exercise classes to help maintain their body weight throughout the rest of the year.
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