Way back in the day we looked at a web app called MapMyRun that would let you create maps of your — you guessed it! — outdoor runs. More recently the same people have created MapMyFitness and Nutrition Center, which uses your actual exercise data and BMI to suggest a healthier diet.
How does this work? It works with your smartphone. You still have to log what you eat by typing it in (which is pretty easy — I just logged my breakfast in about 30 seconds), but the really neat thing is that you use your location-aware mobile device to track your physical activity and it uses that information to provide specific suggestions. This doesn't just mean smartphones, as you can also import data from several other exercise-specific gadgets. All this data provides a much clearer picture of what you're doing every day, and allows Nutrition centre to provide diet suggestions that are specific to you.
Personally, I'm not a big fan of entering what I eat into a website every day because I find it tedious. That said, I know a lot of people who do enjoy doing this (like my mother) and find it very helpful. If you think you can stick to it, it's probably a good option. What I think is more compelling, however, is that you don't have to log your exercise — it's just done for you if you have a compatible mobile device (and MapMyFitness supports a lot of them). I'll be even more excited (and maybe a little frightened) when they figure out how to automatically track what I'm eating.
MayMyFitness Nutrition centre is free to use, but you can pay for additional features if you want to. Hit up the link below to give it a try.
Nutrition Center [MapMyFitness]