Best Holiday Calorie Trackers

Photo Credit: npr.orgWith the joyous holiday season comes fresh bakes pies, chocolates, hot coco, eggnog and free flowing wine. But if you’re trying to stay fit and trim this winter, there are some ways to enjoy yourself, and your food, without getting off track. Online or smartphone calories trackers can help you stay on top of your home health care and fitness goals while still partaking in the occasional indulgence.

The IIFYM online calculator is a great place to start to establish your goals and what your daily intake of nutrients should be. IIFYM stands for “If It Fits Your Macros,” which touts the idea that the only thing that really matters is that you get the proper amount of healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates that your body needs. If you visit their website (iifym.com) just click on the IIFYM calculator at the top and enter your age, height, weight and exercise level. They will then generate your caloric breakdown based on whether you want to lose, maintain or gain weight.

You can take this breakdown of calories to help you when tracking calories on MyFitnessPal or SparkPeople. Both of these calorie trackers offer their free services online or via a smartphone app, which makes it easy to plug in food on the go. You can see the breakdown of proteins, fats and carbohydrates for everything you’re eating so you can stay on track.

All three of the above mentioned websites offer other perks like online coaching, recipes, workout tips and progress reports. Keep in mind that before you drastically adjust your diet or workout plan, it’s always best to meet with a physician so that he or she can give you their stamp of approval. Looking for a local physician in La Jolla, CA? Click here and view our directory of the city’s top physicians and medical professionals.

How are you going to stay healthy this holiday season? Share your thoughts by commenting below or challenge a friend to stay healthy with you by sharing this article on your favorite social media platform! And don’t forget to check out our other categories for trusted La Jolla health clubs, personal trainers and much more, all of which can help you get a jump start on your New Year’s resolutions.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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