MyFitnessPal ~ I’ve been using this app on and off for years to track what I eat daily (and exercise). It’s really cool because it pulls data from a ginormous database, so just about any food item can be added so you can track calories or any other nutrition factor you are interested in. You can also scan bar codes if you have the items in hand. For home-cooked or restaurant meals, you can input the ingredients as much as you know what they are.
Runkeeper ~ This is the app I use the most to track my exercise activities, mainly walking right now. It tracks different types of exercise such as walking, biking, and running. Very easy to use. Uses GPS to track your routes, pace and time. You can set goals and share workouts with friends.
Al Kavadlo ~ I’ve used this a little, but it is very promising. Most of the exercises are resistance-based, using your body weight. I like this because you don’t have to use lots of special equipment or have access to a gym. Exercise animations are simple cartoons, but this is better than videos because it’s easy to grok the details of an exercise.
Nike Training Club ~ This is a more standard, polished exercise video app. Highly recommended. Haven’t used it much.
These first two are essential for the basics on healthy WFPB eating, with medical news, recipes, success stories, and more.
Forks Over Knives ~ Forks Over Knives empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition. As science has shown, chronic conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes can be prevented, halted, and often reversed by making one change that requires no prescription and is accessible to all: leaving animal-based and highly refined foods off the plate and adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet instead.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ~ The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and around the world.
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