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Tools for Change

Useful Apps

Fooducate – Are you confused by ingredient lists, nutrition labels, health claims and marketing hype? Fooducate is here to help. Get the Fooducate mobile application and use it to: Automatically scan a product barcode, see product highlights (both good & bad), compare products, select better alternatives and dig deeper and learn more about food and nutrition.

Gymgoal – Helps people to improve their workouts and nutrition through allowing you to create your workout and nutrition plans, and to follow them.  It contains over 200 illustrated weight training exercises, ready to use workouts, 6,700+ foods library, calculators, and extensive features on nutrition, performance and measurements analysis.

Lose It – Lose It! helps you set goals for weight loss, exercise, macronutrient intake, blood pressure, sleep, and more! You set the goals, we’ll help you with the plan to achieve them.

My Plate – MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups. MyPlate provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.

My Fitness Pal – Track your food and exercise on the go with our free mobile apps.

Spark People – Studies show that people who track their food lose twice as much weight as those don't track. Tracking your food on the go is quick and simple with SparkPeople's Diet & Fitness Tracker, which also features a custom fitness program and trackers to record your workouts, current weight, water intake, and more!

Useful Sites

MUSC Weight Management Center –

http://www.muschealth.com/weight

The specialists at the MUSC Weight Management Center understand the complexity of weight loss. A team of psychologists, physicians, dietitians and exercise physiologists work together, using their diverse knowledge to help you reduce excess weight through a variety of programs and services. They also have a great list of patient resources that are packed with pertinent information on wellness and well-being.

“Aim for a Healthy Weight” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services –  

"http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

This site contains a wealth of information on maintaining and getting to a healthy weight. It is also packed with resources and tools to help you assess your current weight and health risks and recommendations on how to achieve positive change. The site also contains a BMI calculator, menu planner, and the portion distortion quiz!

"Dietary Guidelines - U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion –

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/DGAs2010-PolicyDocument.htm

This site is jam packed with information regarding healthy eating choices and maintaining a healthy eating pattern.

Nutrition.gov

http://www.nutrition.gov/smart-nutrition-101/healthy-eating

Nutrition.gov provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.

 
 
 

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