In your weight loss journey, having the right support system, educational resources and tools are key. From our support groups and wealth of online resources, to our on-site dietician consultations and guidance from our doctors, we want to make sure you are well-equipped for success. In addition to the in-person support you’ll receive in this process, our team recommends taking advantage of some nifty apps to help you stay on track and monitor your progress anywhere, any time, all from your phone.
Here at Foothills Weight Loss Specialists in Knoxville, we offer our own free app, Baritastic, which is specifically created as a tool to help you along your weight loss journey before and after surgery. With Baritastic you can:
- Document your progress by posting photos
- Track your nutrition & exercise
- Get Support Group reminders
- Use a “Bite Timer”
- Keep a patient journal
There are several other free options available that can also be good tools. Learn more about each below.
Other Recommended Health and Fitness Apps:
This free iPhone app helps you reach weight loss goals by having you set a daily calorie goal and record your daily food and exercise. It also allows you full mobile access to your MyFitnessPal.com account, so you can log your food and exercise from anywhere, 24/7.
A daily snapshot of protein, carbs and fat grams and percentages allows you to easily monitor your intake and manage your desired ratio, while a list of daily workouts to choose from helps you meet fitness goals.
This app tracks four essential components to weight loss: food, exercise, weight, and water consumption. You can see at any given time whether you are on track to lose weight, gain weight or stay the same, so that you can make the right choices to reach your goal.
As more than just a calorie counter, this app works as a day-to-day guide to reaching your weight loss and fitness goals. It offers barcode scanning, offline entry, and dining-out guides, and meal inspiration to make your life easier.
The apps above are great options to help simplify tracking your progress by doing the math for you. By calculating the protein, carbohydrates, fat, sodium and calories, it’s easier to stay accountable. They also send you reminders to log your meals, while allowing you to add your own recipes and determine the nutrient content. Lastly, they are always available on our phones.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Foothills Weight Loss staff and physicians at 865-984-3413 with any questions about helpful tools to aid in your weight loss journey.