Posted on Monday, October 6th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Lifesum helps you track your diet and exercise schedule in order to help you reach your own weight or health goals.
Lifesum is an iOS and Android app that allows you to monitor your food intake and exercise regimen using your smartphone. There’s also a web application, but the company’s features are best used via the mobile platform so that you can track what you eat or when you exercise as you go. The site’s homepage lists four primary diet plans. The standard plan consists of a balanced diet in which each calorie counts. The 5:2 diet lets you eat what you want for 5 days, with 2 days of fasting each week. The low calorie, high fat diet lets you eat foods with butter or oil but avoids heavy calorie dishes like pasta or bread. The high protein diet is designed for those that want to build and maintain muscle. Lifesum also helps design personal plans for users with specific goals.
In addition to its own diet plans, Lifesum also partners with several other mobile health companies in order to provide deeper insight into your progress. The app links with other programs like Withings, which monitors your heart rate and other information 24/7, and Runkeeper, which tracks your runs and walks using your mobile device. Lifesum also has a built-in barcode scanner that lets you easily upload data about the food that you’re consuming. The app takes time to learn your diet and exercise routines, but once its properly synced to your lifestyle, its an effective tool for improvement. If Apple’s latest keynote proved anything, it’s that personal health is becoming more important to smartphone users. Signing up for Lifesum is a great way to get started.