We’re just two weeks into 2008 and my best laid diet plans have already hit the skids. I was doing well for the first few days but then the cheese got me, and after that the chips, and then after that the chocolate. I haven’t given up though and if you’ve been fighting the good fight too, then I can recommend some useful software to help you stick to your plan.
Weight loss is usually the major reason most people go on a diet and the important thing to track is how many calories you’re consuming on a daily basis. Kellpiesoft Food File is for those struggling with their waistline as it features a database of thousands of food types with a breakdown of how many calories, carbohydrates, protein etc they contain. To keep tabs on exactly how much weight you’ve lost (or gained) is Weight Tracker which correlates your calorie intake with your weight in a weekly or daily basis. Be careful before you embark on any such diet though – you need to make sure that the weight you are aiming for is natural for your height, sex and age. Ideal Weight allows you to enter several personal variables and gives you a healthy target that you should be aiming for.
If you’re putting the whole family on a diet or are competing against friends to see who can lose the weight fastest, Performance Diet allows you to track up to 12 people at the same time. These detailed diet analysis tool also includes a handy diet planner that recommends what sort of things you should be eating based on your profile and performance. For those that are working in conjunction with their doctor or a professional diet specialist, you can make their work much easier by using Hey Doc! This program asks you to keep a regular diary of your food intake, weights stats and any allergies or illnesses that you may have suffered so that they can diagnose more easily.
Finally, no diet or nutritional analysis is really effective without an effective workout regime and if you’re an iPod owner, check out the excellent iWorkout for iPod which features 101 workout videos plus dietary advice according to each workout.