On my “Summer To Do List” was checking out myfitnesspal.com (or the application – myfitnesspal for the iPhone or iPad).
myfitnesspal.com is a free calorie counter, diet, and exercise journal.
Step 1: Type in myfitnesspal.com and sign up for FREE! (Seriously, it’s FREE!)
Step 2: Enter some personal information about height, weight, etc.
Step 3: I received both nutritional and fitness goals from the website. (If you want to lose weight, they suggest 1 pound a week.)
Step 4: The website told me how many calories (it’s even broken down into carbs, fat, and protein) I have each day to consume – to reach or maintain – my weight goal.
Step 5: Enter daily information (what I ate, exercise, water intake, etc.), AND I can invite people to view and track my journal with me. (*Note: I had to choose aerobics and enter my calories manually because I couldn’t find Zumba on the exercise list.)
Step 6: Play around with this some more tomorrow…and add some friends! That is a great way to be held more accountable. 🙂
**I’m just starting to try this out, so feel free to try it with me! Thank you Lynn for sharing this wonderful resource with me/us!