Bariatrics & Managed Weight Reduction

Make a calorie counter part of your weight loss plan

When you’re trying to lose weight naturally, a calorie counter app can be one of your best assets. To keep from having an energy imbalance, which leads to extra weight, it’s important to know how many calories you consume. Thanks to technology including fitness and food journal apps, reaching your weight loss goals can be that much easier to achieve.

Nutrition plays a key role in weight loss. That’s why your team at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction may recommend you use a calorie counting app to keep up with your calorie consumption. Along with a physician-directed weight loss program, we provide the right guidance and support you need to make changes happen.

For more information on our approach to weight loss, call (574) 537-8326 or click here to order a free resource packet.

How a calorie calculator can help your weight loss

Most of us eat meals without thinking too much about the amount of calories, or the breakdown of the nutrients. Being able to analyze the types of food you eat helps you become more cognizant of what you’re eating. Research also shows that social influence positively affects our healthy behaviors.

With a calorie app, you can analyze the types of food you eat and share your habits with your friends who can offer the support you need to make healthy eating choices.

Which calorie counting app is best for me?

The right calorie counting app will align with your current goals – whether you’re trying to lose weight or cut out an unhealthy type of food. A number of free apps are available for different operating systems. Below are a few popular apps that you can download:

  • MyFitnessPal – Allows you to set calorie goals and map your progress over time. This app also conveniently lists nutrition facts for popular restaurant and grocery foods. It also shows the macronutrient breakdown for certain vitamins, iron, potassium and calcium.
  • Lose It! – A digital food log designed for people who want to lose weight. It includes a database of foods and breakdown of nutrients, including sugar, fiber and sodium.
  • Calorie Counter by MyNetDiary – Set your calorie goal and see a thorough breakdown of nutrients, including trans fats and saturated fats. Share your stats for personalized goals and track exercise, measurements and water intake.

Tried a calorie counter but still need help reaching your weight loss goals? Take our weight loss quiz to learn if you’re ready for medically managed weight reduction.

Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction offers expert guidance on weight loss, including calorie counting apps, in Goshen, IN.