5 Tech Gadgets to Help You Reach Your Nutrition Goals
The world of tech is now helping us live our best nutritional lives. Presenting our guide to gadgets designed to make you healthier.
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Fuelthecore.com; free, premium version with added detail is $12/per plan or $100/year
Not all races, or racers, are the same. The Core app makes coming up with a bespoke plan easy. Enter your stats, set a goal for each section, and add preferences for carb intake and hydration. The app then factors in the weather forecast and menu at your race’s aid stations and spits out a mile-by-mile fuel plan that you can print out or add to your mobile device.
Home.mysportsd.com/eat-2-win-app, iPhone and Android; free-$1/month
If you struggle with planning meals in advance, this app has your back. Fill in your stats, activity level, and any weight loss goals you have, and Eat 2 Win will create an estimate of your caloric needs–along with recipe suggestions for your meals and snacks, including vegan and pescatarian options. (Bonus: The app can suggest menu options at popular chain restaurants.)
Nutribullet Balance Smart Blender
Expand your smoothie repertoire with this Bluetooth-connected blender, which features a built-in scale for precise measurements. Just fire up the connected app, pick a recipe, and follow the prompts. When you’re done, you can automatically log your liquid meal’s nutritional content into the app. Bonus: With a healthy 1200 watts of power, this blender is no toy.
Black+Decker Wi-Fi-Enabled 6-Quart Slower Cooker
Slow cookers can take forever, but this smart cooker gets around that hurdle by connecting to your home Wi-Fi network, enabling users to swap between three temperature settings and toggle the power on the go. The payoff? A warm dinner waiting for you when you get home from your workout.
Myfitnesspal.com, iPhone and Android; free-$10/month
Search for your meals and snacks in this app’s vast user-sourced database, and MyFitnessPal will track your macro- and micro-nutrient intake and mealtimes and compare it to your goals in an easy-to-parse weekly digest. Better yet, hook up your MapMyRun, TrainingPeaks, or Garmin Connect account and log your workouts for a complete bird’s-eye view of how you’re training.