Looking for weight-loss tips and resources? Here's the scoop on a few things available
Get information on just a few of the apps and services available that may be able to help you on your weight-loss journey.
Food When and Where Tracker
When you struggle with your weight, you may find that you eat for reasons other than hunger. It can be difficult to identify these patterns. The Food When and Where Tracker can help your doctor understand what you're going through and if there's a treatment that can help.
Fresh Diet is a diet delivery company that delivers prepared meals (in portion-controlled sizes) and snacks daily. You can choose from different plans, and some customization is available. The service is available in select cities in the U.S. Learn more at www.freshdiet.com.
Eat This, Not That! Restaurants
Eat This, Not That! Restaurants is a mobile app that lets you compare foods based on calories and their nutritional profiles. The app also "grades" restaurant offerings based on their nutritional profiles. Learn more at www.eatthis.com.
Cook This, Not That!
Cook This, Not That!: Kitchen Survival Guide serves up hundreds of lower-calorie, lower-fat recipes including "makeovers" of popular restaurant dishes. Available as a book and mobile app, the illustrated guide also includes healthy-eating tips. Find it at your local bookstore or online retailer.
The Cooking Light Diet
The Cooking Light Diet is an online meal planning service designed by Cooking Light magazine. After answering a few questions about your weight-loss goals and food preferences, you'll receive a week's worth of healthy meal recipes and eating plans, along with corresponding grocery lists via email. Plans include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for each day. Learn more at www.cookinglightdiet.com.
Fooducate is a mobile app that assesses the nutritional content of foods. You can browse the food database or point the camera on your smartphone at the bar code on a grocery item to see the nutritional stats. You can add foods to a daily tracker and menu planner, and see your calorie and nutritional intake each day. Learn more at www.fooducate.com.
Healthy Out is a mobile app that lets you search menus by calories or category and order healthy dishes from restaurants in cities across the country. Results include detailed nutritional information for menu options including breakdowns for certain diets, common allergens, and calorie count. Learn more at www.healthyout.com.
MyFitnessPal is an online diet tracker with a companion mobile app that lets you track food, exercise, and more. Select foods and exercises from a database to track calories or enter your own information. MyFitnessPal provides daily and weekly graphs of overall calories consumed and used. You can also use it to track your weight and participate in an online community. Learn more at www.myfitnesspal.com.
Gwynnie Bee is a web-based monthly subscription service for women's clothing rental in sizes 10–32. The service lets members rent garments. Visit the site to browse the garments, and select what you want. The items selected are shipped to you. Return them when you're done and get additional items. Learn more at www.gwynniebee.com.
Rent the Runway Plus
Rent the Runway Plus lets women rent designer dresses and accessories in sizes 14 to 22. Filter by color, length, occasion, and more, and choose your delivery and return dates. Learn more at www.renttherunway.com/plussize/search.
The Gratitude Journal app gives you a place on your mobile device to note the top five things for which you're grateful each day. Entries can be accompanied by photos and videos. It also supplies daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages. Learn more at getgratitude.co.