5 healthy eating apps for your New Year’s resolution

Now that the holidays are coming to a close, many of us are looking to shape up our eating for the year ahead. If you’re resolving to get healthier or lose weight in 2014, a healthy eating app can go a long way to help you keep your diet in check.

Here are our top five picks for nutritional success.

MyNetDiary

1. MyNetDiary

Anyone looking to lose weight needs to start with the basics: calories. This app counts your calories with the help of a huge database of foods. Type in whatever you eat to keep track of your calories, find your weaknesses and set goals for the future.

Fooducate

2. Fooducate

Like many other apps in the health category, the Weight Loss & Healthy Food Diet Tracker by Fooducate lets you track your diet and exercise. But what sets this one apart is that you can make better choices for your food intake by scanning foods before you buy them. The app will provide a letter grade for the food (A, B, C or D) and let you decide whether you want to include it in your diet.

The Snack App

3. The Snack App

Everyone who has ever had a diet fail knows that snacks and cravings are the things that get you into trouble. No matter how good a meal plan you have, if you find yourself starving and reaching for a quick snack, you’ll be in for a fat and calorie overload. That’s why this app has hundreds of 50-, 100- and 200-calorie snacks on demand to answer any craving—guilt-free!

Day One

4. Day One

This diary app might not seem like an obvious choice for healthy eating, but writing down your mood, activities and food choices is a proven way to improve your eating. In fact, it can help you diagnose yourself as an emotional eater, and help you find out how to avoid the situations or states of mind that cause you to reach for the cookies.

Substitutions

5. Substitutions

Does your new diet have you avoiding certain foods? This app can help you replace certain ingredients in recipes you’re making in order to still eat the recipes you want to eat. The app is great for those avoiding dairy, gluten, fat or sodium, to name a few, but it can also help those dealing with allergies.