One of the struggles with staying healthy these days is finding a balanced diet that really suits your lifestyle. You can search the internet for the newest craze, or take advice from a co-worker who swears by Jenny Craig. But when it boils down to it, choosing a diet is a lot like enduring a dry run of dating. Your selection is limited: once you start you’re stuck with it until you realize it’s not working, and when you move on to the next one, you’re still not achieving the results you want. It’s an exhausting process, and by the end of it, you’re left in worse shape than when you started. It’s at this exact point when your ideal diet seems like an unattainable fallacy. Why? Because you’re so discouraged with the whole ordeal. You just give up altogether and lock yourself in at home with a carton of ice-cream to soothe you.
It’s during these vulnerable times where you must realize this inconvenient yet exciting truth: times are a-changin’ in the diet dating world. Think about it. This isn’t the middle ages where we’re betrothed to one diet for the rest of our lives. We don’t have to be ladies in waiting for that perfect diet to sweep us off our feet. We live in an age now where we can choose which diet we want to date, when we want to date it! So in light of that, why not skip to the Internet, the smorgasbord of diet dating advice, when it comes to choosing your balanced diet?
To give you a head start, here are a few online and mobile resources you can use to help you find the balanced diet of your dreams:
SuperTracker – makes finding a diet as easy as online dating, matching the compatibility of your profile with your ideal diet. The site helps you to customize a balanced diet and exercise regime, based on your age, gender, height and weight. SuperTracker helps you to put yourself out there — the true you — so that you can find a diet that appreciates your every curve. Its tool helps you and your diet’s relationship flourish by keeping you on point with your healthy eating goals, providing you with valuable nutritional factoids, and a snack tracker to record your daily intake.
EatRight.org – The official website of the American Dietetic Association, an organization made up of our country’s sharpest food and nutrition professionals: Registered Dietitians. RD’s are essentially the matchmakers of diets, and people seeking diets. They know all the tricks it takes into finding a properly balanced diet that goes with your lifestyle. RDs will set you up on that first dieting date, ensuring that it will turn into a second, and third, and so on until you and your diet have officially fallen for each other head over meals.
MyFittnessPal and LoseIt are two of the most popular calorie counting apps available on iPhone and Android devices. Both apps also come equipped with a database which offers nutritional facts on meals found at your favorite local restaurants. Much like using Tinder to find local, potential flames, users of the MyFitnessPal and LoseIt can pick and choose whether eating out at a restaurant is “hot” or “not” enough for their dieting preferences. Swipe right for the diet of your dreams!
So when you break up with a diet that isn’t working, don’t feel bad in giving the old, “It’s not you… it’s me” routine. Kick it to the curb, and use these online and mobile resources to help you create a well-balanced diet fit for your dreams, the one that really gets you.
Mary is an Ohio-native, and attributes her possessive attitude and outlook to the years she spent marinating in the Midwest. Now a new New-Yorker, she likes to spend her free time on the run with a jog, or off in her own world inside a good book. A social media specialist for Vimbly, she and her team of go-doers write to encourage others to get out there, eat, drink, play, and stay merry.