This past month, my coworkers and I decided it would be "Fit February" - time to be more active and get fit! Part of living a healthy lifestyle is to make good choices in your diet, so when I heard the Vancouver-based developers of the mobile app Carrotlines had rebooted their app, I thought it would be the perfect time to (re)introduce it to you.
CarrotLines has recently partnered up with Tommy Europe, the host of The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp and The Bulging Brides to add a fitness element to the app. There are exercise tips and even workout videos that gives you ideas on how to stay active along with eating healthy.
59% of Canadians don't fully understand everything listed on nutrition labels. The CarrotLines app makes it easy, as it is designed to help you decipher what a nutrition label on a food package really means. You can design your own nutrition profile based on your dietary needs or preferences (gluten-free, vegan, low-fat, non-GMO, etc) and then use the app to scan the barcode of a food item to see how close it fits your chosen dietary profile.
Many people are health-conscious nowadays, so the "Healthy Picks" feature is great for discovering new products you may not have heard of. You can browse a list of items based on an attribute, as mentioned above, such as "Made in Canada", organic, peanut-free, or dairy free. Their database contains over 40,000 products which you can also browse
through before you even step foot into the grocery store! You can learn more about each product through the app as well.
There are also plenty of deals, offers and even healthy recipes in the app, and best of all, it's absolutely free!
The app is currently available on iTunes, with plans to roll out the app for the Android OS later this year. Carrotlines is also doing a HUGE giveaway with over $4,000 in prizes to celebrate the relaunch of their app. You will be automatically entered to win when you download the app. For more information, visit Carrotlines.