Top Bariatric Apps

By Bari Life

This article takes a look at some of the top apps that are most popular within the bariatric community. Anyone of these apps can be implemented into your daily routine.

Just click on each one to see what they are about. They have all been linked taking you directly to their downloadable app page.

Here’s a list of the apps we are going to cover:

Baritastic

Waterlogged

MyFitnessPal

Fooducate

My Diet Coach

Food Scale

Bariatric surgery is a very complicated and involved procedure that takes a lot of preparation, medical oversight, and involves a long recovery process. However, for those suffering from obesity, this procedure can be one of the most important treatments in the world.

According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, a majority of those who undergo the treatment are able to maintain successful weight-loss in the long run. In fact, self-reports indicate that most patients are able to lead healthier and higher-quality lives.

Here are the top bariatric apps to ensure your post-surgery routine is successful.

Baritastic

As the name of this app suggests, Baritastic is a fantastic bariatric app for bariatric patients. In fact, it is claimed to be the #1 app for bariatric patients.

A quick review of the included features will quickly justify this claim. This app includes water and nutrition tracking so users can keep track of their caloric intake. Users also receive reminders about medications, vitamins, meals, and more.

Baritastic also includes a BMI index chart and other helpful information. Most importantly, this app connects users with a bariatric social support group and specific bariatric resources.

Waterlogged

One of the most important post-surgery factors is hydration. Because individuals lose considerable amounts of weight during bariatric surgery, their bodies aren’t able to keep up naturally.

While it’s not just a bariatric app specifically, it’s quite useful because a lot of water is lost along with all of the weight. For this reason, patients must ensure they are receiving adequate amounts of water. Furthermore, water is a great alternative for soda and other unhealthy drinks that may promote weight gain.

The Waterlogged app is a great resource for helping track water intake. It is free in the basic version but can be upgraded to include graphs. Water can easily be recorded by taking photos of your cups.

MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal is one of the most well-known apps when it comes to tracking food. This app is user friendly and can be used by all experience levels. It not only allows you to track your food and water intake but your exercise as well.

It has a search bar that you can type in the food or exercise you need and it will pull up lots of options. The database is massive which means there is a great chance that you can find exactly what you are looking for.

It will even allow you to choose your exercise duration and intensity and it will use that information to determine the total calorie burn.

This app is free to use, but it also has a premium subscription that you can upgrade too to allow for more customization.

Fooducate

Fooducate seeks to provide users education about the food they consume. This is critical for bariatric patients who must be very careful about what they eat.

Fooducate has the ability to scan almost any barcode to reveal what contents are inside the particular food. The most useful feature for bariatric patients is the app’s ability to display bespoke warning signs.

Users can setup Fooducate to display certain customized features such as protein concentration, sugar amount, presence of glucose, and more.

This is an important feature for those who want to avoid or consume more of a particular ingredient.

My Diet Coach

My Diet Coach is described as weight-loss made fun and easy. This application provides several useful and motivational features that can help bariatric patients maintain consistent weight-loss after surgery and in the future.

Users can set their own goals and My Diet Coach will help them achieve them. This app includes several motivational features in the form of uplifting quotes, a visual weight tracker, inspirational photos, common tips for weight loss, and more.

My Diet Coach will keep track of caloric intake and exercise routines. The simple form of the app is free but upgrades can be purchased.

Happy Scale

Although this is the simplest app in the list, Happy Scale is still incredibly useful. Happy Scale works to break down the daunting task of weight-loss into smaller goals. Furthermore, this app will help bariatric patients to effectively track their weight-loss every step of the way.

Users simply input their current weight and goal weight. Instead of showing daily ups and downs, Happy Scale shows a linear graph displaying a user’s weight loss over time. This is a great source of motivation for those who need to see results in order to continue. This app is completely free and easy to use.

Conclusion

It doesn’t really matter which app you choose to use, just as long as you actually use it. Find the one that you are most comfortable with and works best for you, and then stay consistent.

Apps are tools to help you get to where you want to go, but you still have to put in the effort every single day.

Remember, this is a marathon not a sprint. Small steps every day will lead you to your goal.

Even a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step!

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