After recently having to go on medication for high blood pressure I have been trying to eat healthier, get more exercise, and generally improve my health. The doctor tells me I also have high cholesterol and has given me three months to try and bring that down to avoid going on pills for that too.
Eating healthy on the road isn't easy, and it's even harder for someone who has spent the last 50 years not giving it a thought. A friend told me about a free app called My Fitness Pal that has proven to be a great tool for this. Once you enter your information about age, height, weight, normal activity level, and weight goal it provides a daily and weekly calorie goal.
As you go along you enter all food and drink you consume throughout the day, as well as physical activity. It tracks your caloric intake and calories burned, as well as showing you the nutritional information about your foods (fat, cholesterol, vitamins, etc).
This informational tool is really helping me to get a handle on what I eat and drink every day. I have it on my Android phone, Android tablet, and iPad. I can also access and enter the information on my laptop through their website, and it all syncs automatically.
I am really learning a lot about various foods and how they can affect one's weight and health. It's exactly the tool I needed to help me get a handle on the whole healthier diet thing.