Weight Loss Apps

Overweight people rack up hundreds of dollars more a year in health care expenses than those of normal weight. More than ever, it is has become important for those who struggle with obesity to finally get the help they need. Fortunately advances in medicine make it possible for surgical treatment of obesity such as the gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and gastric lap-band surgeries to be both safe minimally invasive. Dr. Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice in South Florida has been transforming the lives of hundreds of people through a commitment to giving patients the tools they need to succeed.

Health care is by no means the only science to see major change in the last few years. Recent advances in smartphone technology have also revolutionized the way we communicate and our access to information – a great thing for a weight loss surgery post-op! With smartphone applications ranging from calorie counters to fitness guides, users always have a reason to get moving and eat healthy. The following are some of Dr. Shillingford’s favorite diet and fitness apps:

Lose It!

Available on: iPhone, Android
Cost: Free
Lose It! monitors both food and fitness. Log your meals using the easy-to-navigate database, and the app will automatically update your calorie count based on what you’ve burned that day via exercise.
Coolest feature: A barcode scanner lets you log packaged foods when you’re on the go. Also, since dieting is more effective with support, Lose It! also enables you to add friends for motivation and share your progress on Facebook and Twitter.

Endomondo

This app, with more than 15 million users, helps you track your workouts, monitor your pace and calories burned, and see your exercise history while an audio coach helps you stay motivated.

Available on: iPhone, Android
Cost: Free
Coolest feature: You can sync the app with your social profiles to find other Endomondo users and create challenges and audio messages for one another.

Fooducate

All too often food labels twist the truth about their products. This app allows you to check nutritional information by scanning the item’s bar code. It then assigns the item a letter grade based on its level healthiness (based on calories, sugar content, and the percentage of additives, etc).

Available on: iPhone, Android
Cost: Free
Coolest feature: Along with the rating, Fooducate suggests better options to help you make a smarter selection.

Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club is a personal trainer you can take with you to get a complete workout from head to toe anywhere, any time. Workouts are 15, 30 or 45 minutes and you can choose from 100 pre-loaded custom workouts.

Available on: iPhone, Android
Cost: Free
Coolest feature: The app also has step-by-step instructions, plus demonstration videos you can find easily.

Dr. Shillingford is a board certified surgeon who specializes in bariatric or weight loss surgery including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Gastric Bypass, and Lap-Band procedures. His patients come from North, East, West, and South Florida. To learn more about Dr. Shillingford’s integrative weight loss surgeries and all-inclusive fees please call his office in Boca Raton, Florida at (561) 483-8840.

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