I downloaded a new app for my iPhone called Lose It. I wanted to try it out and see what results it could do for me. On a bit of a personal note, I reached a bit of a plateau with some simple modifications and was looking for something else to help me keep progressing with my weight loss and body transformation. Tracking my caloric intake and energy expenditure seemed like a good place to go. The app is simple to use and very intuitive. You need to input some data about yourself and away you go. The beauty of having the app on my iPhone is that it constantly reminds me to input data. It's right there - so in my down time I can add my values for the meals that I have eaten. With a simple monitoring of my food intake (which by the way I found very interesting) I have been able to drop five pounds in the past two weeks. Imagine how much more that will be when I start to incorporate exercise. Here is the link to a fun article in the NY Times that prompted this post. I have been able to make some headway, by simply tracking my activities. There are a number of free websites available to you that will do the same thing (e.g. sparkpeople.com, calorieking.com [paid site]) that will help you track what you eat and motivate you to improve. You need to make the most of what you eat to get and stay healthy!