Fooducate is one great app. Available online or on your phone, it offers a lot, even free. One especially good feature is you are able to capture code from a jar, bottle or box while you’re shopping and Fooducate will supply nutritional information as well as calories and more.
They also have frequent articles about shopping, nutrition and diets. Just recently they had an article on how to refuse calorie-laden foods offered by family and friends. Perhaps your colleagues bring treats into work to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and the like—maybe even just “donut day.” You are often encouraged to eat this cupcake, junk food or other item because, “…it’s Eric’s birthday, you have to have just one,” or, “This is amazing, you have to at least taste it—you only live once, y’know” and so forth. In the article, they suggest being honest: “It might throw me off my diet,” or, tell them that you are craving an apple you brought instead.
The holidays or specific celebrations are especially difficult because avoiding indulgence isn’t exactly easy. Family get-togethers, potluck dinners, and office cookie-swaps can quickly derail a diet, but, there are tons of ways to monitor your weight and stay on track.
We recently received a Taylor’s bath scale and it reminds us to use it during these tempting weeks to help to keep track of our week’s weight changes. This latest bath scale is great looking (would make a nice gift) because the scale is a photo-realistic display—ours looks like Capiz shell. It is modern looking and stylish. You might even include one in a guest room for visiting family.
Some of the features you might like:
- It is made with tempered safety glass
- The platform size is large but not overwhelming
- 400 pound capacity in 0.2lb increments
- Includes 2 lithium batteries
- Available in four photo realistic finishes: Black ice, Capiz shell, Gray marble, Barnwood