So many of us try to be more mindful with what we are eating. If you have seen a Dietitian to lose weight, you probably would have been encouraged to try mindfulness strategies such as eating more slowly or listening more to your body.
Having said that though, our lives are becoming busier and busier. Technology has pretty much taken over for most of us. Can you think back 5 or 10 years ago? Were you checking your i-phone or smart phone for facebook, emails or texts? uh – no!
So how do we keep healthy and stay focused on our inner health with all this technology taking up our attention? Well. We can start to put this technology to good use.
There are now a bucket load of smart phone applications dedicated to food, health and fitness.
Here are some of the more poular ones. This is in no way an endorsement of these products. However they might get you to start thinking about a phone application that could suit you. So here goes:
Mindfulness and Mindful Eating
Mindfulness Bell (by Mindful Apps)
Mindfulness Meditation (by Mental Workout Inc)
Slow Eater (by Magic 4 Phone)
Stay Happy (by Mental Workout Inc)
Weight Loss 20X (by Color)
Zazen Suite (by Nathen Hagen)
Losing weight and tracking your intake
Calorie King Australia Calorie Counter (by Calorie King)
I Map My Fitness (by Map My Fitness)
Traffic Light Food Tracker (by Cancer Council Victoria)
Traffic Light Carb Counter (to be released very soon by Sydney Diabetes Clinical Research Unit)
General Nutrition and Fitness
Couch to 5K (by Felt Tip Inc)
Gluten Free Eating Directory (by Y Designs)
Go Learn Skateboarding (by Whagaa)
Mens Health Workouts (by Rodale inc)
My Food (by Pomegranate Software)
Pocket Cal/KJ (by Matt Crombie)
Swap it Don’t Stop It (by J Walter Thompson)
SURFit (by Ideas Systems Pty Ltd)
Yoga Stretch (by Neil Harris)