iOS: The CARROT series of app, which includes a fitness tracker, to-do list and alarm clock, is known for its brutally honest approach to productivity apps. While most apps want to compliment you on your accomplishments, the CARROT apps want to yell at you. CARROT Hunger brings that approach to counting calories.
I’ve lived something of a double life over the last 4 or so weeks. By all appearances, I’ve ducked out to the gym at lunch as I sometimes do. But that’s not entirely true. I’ve actually been hitting the treadmill wearing a semi-airtight wetsuit attached to a series of tubes forcing positive and negative air pressure around my stomach and love handles. This is Hypoxi weight loss and it actually works. This is my sweaty story.
With over 50 million users, nutrition tracker MyFitnessPal has accumulated a hefty amount of fitness data. There’s an interesting trend in that pile of information: MyFitnessPal users who shared their food diaries with friends ended up losing twice as much weight.
The idea that people can be healthy at any weight has gained credence in recent years, despite widespread evidence that obesity creates health risks. While the idea is attractive, it’s also dangerous because it can lull people who need to lose weight now into a false sense of security.
Almost everyone who has tried to lose weight has tasted the bitter pill of failure. That feeling you get when, despite all your desires to be healthier, to fit into sassier clothes or to shimmy through life (and into aeroplane seats) with greater ease and comfort, you just can’t stick with your diet and exercise plans for long enough to get there.