Health Alert WEB EXCLUSIVE: Health Apps Part 2
Question: To pay or not to pay for an app?
Answer: Premium version of apps set you back $30 to $50 a year for extra features that you may not need. Experiment with the free version first. Then look to make sure that all the data that the app provides has been verified and that all entries are complete.
I want to caution you on relying too much on projected weight loss on apps and on calorie estimates from non-chain restaurants can be wildly inaccurate. Apps can fall short in many ways. Remember to use your own judgment, your intuition, when something doesn’t seem right. Apps can be good at helping you be more aware of what you’re eating on your journey to being healthier.