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Best Apps to Help Lawyers Eat Right on the Go

By Deanne Katz, Esq. on September 17, 2012 6:55 AM

Everyone wants to get into the habit of eating right so you can shed those few pounds or keep yourself in top shape. But for lawyers who are always on the go, in and out of the office or the courtroom, it can be hard to stay on top of your diet.

If you try juggle it all yourself, you might find some things falling by the wayside. So let your phone do the heavy lifting for you.

Whether you survive on fast food or want to get in the kitchen more, there's a healthy eating app here that's right for you.

  • Fooducate. This app, available for iPhone and Android, is a barcode scanner that can tell how your food choices rank. If you've ever been paralyzed by the wall of protein bars at convenience stores, wonder no more which one is best. The app grades food choices on an A-F scale and lets you know their nutritional content.

  • Good Food Near You. If you're in the car on the go a lot and rely on fast food, this app will help you find the healthiest choices possible. Just tell it where you are and it will tell you the lowest calorie item nearby. You can also search menus for healthy food options and can limit your results based on low-calorie, low-carb, or low-fat options. Android or iPhone, it works for both.

  • Weight Watchers. Maybe you're not the kind of person that would ever set foot in a Weight Watchers meeting but that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of their healthy eating guide. The app, for iPhone or Android, helps you track your food consumption and figure out how to figure out if you're eating right.

  • Menu planner. If you want to cook at home more but don't know how to get started, this app is the one for you. You can upload what's in your pantry and it keeps track of what foods you have available, provides recipes, and will create a shopping list based on your meal plans. Sorry Android users, this must-have for aspiring home cooks is only for iPhone.

  • Calorie Counter Pro. One of the most effective ways to eat right is to count calories and this app can help you do it. Android and iPhone users can take advantage of its vast catalog of food and barcode scanner to keep track of their overall calories as well as total fat, carbs, and protein. It takes the guesswork out of eating right when you're on the go.

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