Weight Loss

Hey guys!
In an attempt to commit myself to more posts per week I thought it might help if I gave myself a few specific topics to write about each week. So far my ideas include Tech-y Tuesday where I give you a review of some of my fave (and not so fave) health apps, Food Diary Friday where I’ll share with you what I ate that day/week (I haven’t decided yet) or maybe a Meal Plan Monday! Please excuse all the annoying alliteration (ack! I can’t stop!!)
Ok so tell tell! What do YOU want to read about!? I’m here for Y-O-U and I would seriously appreciate your feedback!

But until then, here’s the first installment of Tech-y Tuesday!

what it is: Human, an app that tracks how much you move outside each day.

pics from the info page of iPhone app:

why I like it: it motivates me to make little changes, like park my car further away or walk to the bank instead of driving. Also I like that I don’t have to do anything except get outside and move! It does all the work for me! Finally, while I do try to track what I eat each day to give me perspective on my eating habits, I’m not a big fan of tracking “calories burned” for a few reasons:

1. Very rarely are “calories burned” features on exercise machines or other trackers accurate.
2. Seeing a large number of calories burned can result in overeating. How many times have you found yourself saying “it’s ok, I worked out!” and then eaten way more than you should have or something super unhealthy (guilty over here times 1,000,000).

3. Seeing a very small number of calories burned can be really disheartening and may make you want to give up on working out altogether.

4. It encourages you to go outside! I am a big believer in the power of fresh air and Vitamin D. I’m not a huge fan of breathing in recycled air while I sweat next to 40 other sweaty people but that’s for another day.

So yeah, you download this app, carry your phone around, and it tracks how many minutes you moved outside. Easy peasy.

How to get it: unfortunately it looks like it’s only available for iPhones/other apple devices. It also says it’s optimized for iPhone 5 but I have a 4 (the crappy kind) and it works fine.

Alrighty, so there you have my first Tech-y Tuesday blog post. Please let me know what you think, if you’ve tried Human do you like it? Do you hate it? What’s your favorite color? If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? Oook it’s getting late and I’m getting weird. Til next time!





I LOVE infographics! They make boring facts colorful, fun and easy to understand. I think this one created by Greatist is brilliant. When it comes to weight management, it's all about Calories In vs. Calories Out. Try calculating your required calorie intake and see how well it matches up to your current intake.