You know why you and I get along so well? Because you can take it and I’m a straight shooter. That’s how I like my app to talk to me. A couple of days ago I talked about Noom, Noom was way too phony encouraging to the point that it annoyed me. This app is the polar opposite. You eat a lunch of grilled chicken, leafy green vegetables and water and you get a sad face when you review your meals because you didn’t eat enough carbs? What the—? I don’t want to eat carbs.
LifeSum is a Swedish App— maybe the Swedish are very healthy, but they aren’t a major world power for a reason and this might be the key.
It works like virtually every other fitness app on the market but I like the interface of this one and I really dig the recipes because despite having 57 cookbooks on a shelf in my kitchen I almost always jump to the internet to find a recipe— now I can peruse things like Veggie Omelet with Fresh Fruit as I plan out my next day.
One of the major differences I can see here is that you are given a quick little quiz about what you like to eat? Do you prefer Veggies, Vegan or Fish? Well, what if I don’t prefer any of these?! Too bad. You take the quiz and because you’re only offered those three choices you go with No Preference and hope they’ll throw a piece of meat in something once in a while— and they do.
I dig the app, I’m having fun with it— the trouble is I need to lose 8lbs— which I’ve been trying to lose for sometime now— 8lbs. I am a master at maintaining my weight— that’s never been an issue— it’s just dropping down from 187 to 179 that is a struggle. If you’re in a situation where you need to lose 20lbs, or 50lbs or more— I feel your pain. I imagine you’re desperately trying every app you can find to get the magic bullet fix.
Take it from someone who can’t seem to lose 8lbs— drink a lot of water. Eat a lot of meat, chicken, fish and have something green with it.
Stop snacking, or go with non-buttered fresh popped popcorn if you need something. Stop eating processed foods, if it comes in a box or a package with a cartoon picture on it throw it away.
That’ll do better than any app— but if you want one that has recipes and is reasonably easy to use if a little hard to understand why it’s unhappy you eat the healthiest meal you’ve eaten in weeks, try LifeSum.