We talked to physiotherapist and student doctor, Jonas Evers, who tells the truth about common diet issues and how Lifesum is the ultimate tool for managing your diet and weight loss journey.
There are many ways to lose weight in a healthy and in a sustainable way. One way that has shown successful, long-term weight loss is tracking your daily food intake – keeping a food diary. Lifesum is the perfect app for those who want to lose weight as it tracks your daily intake of food, has a range of diet and meal plans, and healthy habit trackers.
It is also important to have a realistic, long-term goal for weight loss. Many people who want to lose weight have unrealistic goals like going down 20%-30% of their body weight, while something more achievable would be to drop down 5%-15%.
The main thing for weight loss, regardless of diet, is to be in a calorie deficit. Generally it is said that in order to achieve effective weight loss you should reduce your calorie intake by 20%-25%. Keto dieting is an example of a diet where the intake of carbohydrates is limited and instead increases the intake of fat and protein.
To build muscle requires a calorie surplus – and lots of protein – for the muscles to grow. Therefore, being in a calorie deficit means muscle build-up will not be maintained as the muscles are broken down.
Both Yes and No. Low intake of carbohydrates will result in lower blood sugar and insulin levels which in turn can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as high blood pressure. In a high carbohydrate diet, it’s easier to get the needed amount of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. A high-carb diet can result in more calories than desired and thus gain weight.
I use Lifesum every day and I have to say that I can’t live without that app. It tracks your calorie intake day by day, which in turn makes it easy to monitor how much you have eaten – and should eat – to reach your goal. It lets you scan groceries and gives nutritional information about the foods content, which makes it easy to plan your healthy meals.
With Lifesum you can set different goals, such as just wanting to be healthier, wanting to lose weight or to put on muscle. You have your recommended calorie amount personalised for you you based on your individual conditions. One of the best things about Lifesum is that you get motivational messages sent every day that give you that extra drive to continue fighting to reach your goal.
Seriously, I’ve tried it all. Get this! It’s super easy, and if you want personalized help it’s CHEAP and WORTH EVERY PENNY. I’m a happier, healthier gal.
This is the best app I’ve tried so far. It finds EVERYTHING. The insights are so helpful and have made me more conscious of what I’m eating. The recipes look great, interface is intuitive and user-friendly. I just upgraded to Premium and excited to keep using this app!
I love this app! It has so many features and great advice. With the different meal plans and exact calorie counts, this app was perfect for me.