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Achieving My Health & Fitness Goals with Lifesum

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***Special thanks to Lifesum for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***

Keeping track of my health and fitness progress has never been easier than with Lifesum, available for download in the App Store (iOS) and Play Store (Android). A healthy life is a happy one, right? This year, I’ve been really investing in my body more for the sake of my well-being. I recently started using Lifesum to help me make sure I’m meeting my calorie intake, having balanced meals, and drinking enough water. It’s also a great tool to get fit as well!

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One of the first things I did when I downloaded this app was take Lifesum’s LifeScore test. It consists of 41 questions about eating and exercising habits. After answering each one honestly, I received an overall score reflecting how well I’m doing with my health. From here, I got a better idea of what I needed to change to make improvements and what I needed to keep up.

If you’re looking to eat healthier but don’t know where to start, the Premium membership allows you to access a plethora of healthy recipes. These recipes are grouped by your personal health goals, so you can really pick something that will suit your body’s needs. It’s a fun way to try new foods and see what kinds of recipes are good for you depending on your health goals.

Personally, I am not looking to lose weight or cut out carbs from my diet. Rather, I’m simply just trying to be healthier. This means making sure I drink the full 8 recommended glasses of water, squeezing at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, and eating balanced meals. With that said, I chose the “Basic Health” plan. This plan is the traditional approach to health, following a calorie-focused diet with a lot of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and fish. Unlike a lot of health plans, this one doesn’t have any off-limit foods and is generally healthy.

Some other plans available on Lifesum include No Carb, Ketogenic, and High Protein, to name a few. Each of these plans will give completely different day/meal ratings depending on your daily meals because each one focuses on different aspects. For example, if you choose a ketogenic eating plan and eat a ton of high-fat foods, you might get a high rating. If you choose a clean eating plan and have the same things, then you might get a low rating.

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It’s pretty interesting to see how I do from day to day because I eat differently everyday. I am by no means perfect and sometimes will over-snack or forget to squeeze in time for a workout, but this app will remind me of what I need to work on so that I can be conscious of it in the future. I’ve put in so much more effort to be active ever since I started using Lifesum. Not only am I working out at the gym, I’m also taking advantage of fitness classes and hiking outdoors. The water tracker is fun because you can virtually fill in glasses of water in the app as you drink them, and in return you’ll get words of motivation to keep you going!

One thing I struggle with is making sure my meals are balanced. I have been trying to eat more greens and fresh fruits, and the vegetable/fruit/meat/fish tracker helps me track the good habits I’m trying to catch on, and remind me of any “less healthy” habits I’m trying to break, such as eating less red meat.

Lifesum also helps users keep track of calories taken versus calories burned. This really helps me visualize how much I’ve eaten versus how much activity I put in for the day. This feature is a must for those trying to either lose or gain weight, or just wanting to be more aware.

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Pinit

My iOS friends will love the step counter feature. You can easily keep track of how many steps you’ve taken everyday with respect to how many calories you’ve burned. It converts the steps detected during the day through the Apple health app into burned food equivalents. For example, if you took 7500 steps in a day, you burned the equivalent of 2 burgers. It’s a pretty neat way to get a better perspective about the importance of being active!

The Premium version of Lifesum allows one to access plenty of useful features for keeping track of everyday health and more for the price of a cup of coffee at Starbucks! If you have been working hard on that summer body at the gym and want to keep better track of your diet (or vice versa), then I’d highly recommend giving this app a try. It’s really opened my eyes and to see what I need to work on and what I’m rocking at. The Premium membership allows users to unlock recipes, diet plans, and overall just maximize the full Lifesum experience.

What are some steps you’ve been taking to achieve your dream summer body, or just to become a healthier individual?

Photos by David Potter

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99 Comments
  • Miranda Sterling
    June 9, 2017

    This app sounds like the perfect one to stay on track when it comes to health and wellness. Definitely will check it out as I’ve been looking for something like this for a while. There are so many out there I don’t know which one’s good! So it’s nice to read your review on Lifesum. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sharon Wu
      June 9, 2017

      Yes! This app will do just that for you. It’s made a big difference in my life because now I’m a lot more conscious of what I eat, how much I exercise, drink water, etc. Always good to have something like this to keep you accountable. I’m glad you enjoyed my review. Thanks for reading!

  • Denise Fry
    June 9, 2017

    You look so fit girl! I need to eat healthier but need a guide so I think this app would offer wonderful recipes for me to try. I’ll look into it!

    • Sharon Wu
      June 9, 2017

      Thanks Denise! Yes, the recipes are great! I just got around to trying one and feel healthier already. I think I’ll appreciate the variety too because I always get bored of eating the same things over and over.

  • Violette
    June 9, 2017

    This is such a great app, I should try it! You look so fit and beautiful Sharon!

    http://violettedaily.com

  • Jessi Malay
    June 9, 2017

    This seems like such a great app babe!! My schedule is so busy so it’s so hard for me to track my eating, exercise and drinking water. Having something like this would make life so much easier !! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com/cannes-final-recap/

    • Sharon Wu
      June 9, 2017

      I am the same way! Sometimes I totally forget to drink water so this app does help me stay on track. I definitely recommend it!

  • Mariann yip
    June 9, 2017

    I’ve tried the lifesum app before and enjoy the layout and recipe features! It’s also super easy to use and helpful to stay on track 🙂

    • Sharon Wu
      June 9, 2017

      Oh how exciting! I’m glad you like the app too. I agree — the layout is really engaging and the recipe options are endless! It’s great!

  • Deddeh Howard
    June 9, 2017

    This app sounds great, it’s hard for me to keep up with my fitness on apps but I’m glad it’s working out for you. You look great.

  • Gracie
    June 10, 2017

    OMG I love this app. I exercise, eat healthly, drink lots of water, and on and on. This app would definitely help you keep track of your goals each day. Great post! By the way it looks like it is working for you! Look incredible.

    Xxgracie

    snappedbygracie.com

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Thank you Gracie! Glad to hear you like the app too!

  • Dominique Julien
    June 10, 2017

    It is so hard to keep track of everything without this app. You can’t achieve your health goals so much easier when you have this app helping you. Thanks for the post

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      So true babe! I couldn’t agree more. I feel so much more organized and aware now that I’m actively using Lifesum!

  • Stephanie
    June 10, 2017

    I feel like you and I have similar eating habits/goals to b healthy! I also do not want to necessarily lose weight, just get healthy (and yes, drink more water!!). This sounds like a really great app! Thank you for sharing!

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      So glad to hear someone else in a similar boat! xx

  • Natalie
    June 10, 2017

    I love that the so comes with meals!!! Will look into it!

  • Katherine
    June 10, 2017

    I’m a bit of an app addict so I love hearing about new ones to try! This one sounds great!

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Ohh this post is an exciting one for you then! Thanks for reading!

  • lau
    June 10, 2017

    great post, this app sounds very interesting!

    xx
    lau
    http://www.malibluemymind.com

  • Looks like a good way to keep track of all those pesky numbers, I’ll check it out!

  • Christine Kong
    June 10, 2017

    This Lifesum app sounds like a fabulous way to keep yourself accountable. There are so many features that are helpful in my life too. That water tracker is totally something I need because I can’t seem to drink enough water a day! The meal plans sound perfect too just to keep yourself mindful of what you’re eating and how much you are burning. This is a great app to adopt with summer so close by. I need to check into this! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Thanks for stopping by Christine! Let me know what you think about Lifesum if you get a chance to give it a shot this summer!

  • Kate Tik
    June 10, 2017

    Thank you for sharing this. I definitely need this app to keep track of my complete lifestyle. You look incredible by the way and are a total inspiration.

    katetik.com

  • Jessica
    June 10, 2017

    I love your workout gear and sneakers! Staying healthy and fit is definitely something that we all should strive for!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Debbie Savage
    June 10, 2017

    This sounds like the perfect app to cover every aspect in your life to stay healthy! Thank you for the information!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Thanks for stopping by and reading babe!

  • Jessie
    June 10, 2017

    Such a great app! I’ve just downloaded it onto my phone! going to check out all the functions next week! Thanks for sharing! I’m all about fitness and Health this summer =)

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/jabra-elite-sport-earbuds/

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      How exciting! You’ll have to let me know how you like it Jessie! Glad you’re on board with fitness/health like I am this summer 🙂

  • Candace
    June 10, 2017

    I’ve never heard of Lifesum before, but it sounds like such a great app to help me stay on track with health and fitness and also accountability. I’ve been trying to reduce sweets, since that’s my biggest issue. Instead of reaching for cookies when I crave sugar, I now reach for grapes or another sweet fruit instead. It’s a start in the right direction at least!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Yes, accountability and organization are two key things I love about Lifesum! I feel like I’m finally getting my health in order haha. I actually have a similar problem… got a sweet tooth and LOVE sugary candies but I totally think fruit is a great alternative. I’ve been eating berries a lot lately!

  • Stacey Demrigian
    June 11, 2017

    Wow you learn something new everyday, I never heard of this app before and it really sounds amazing. I think I am going to use it along with my pt thank you so much for letting me in on this awesome app

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Yes! That’s the beauty of life haha 🙂 Hope you love the app as much as I do!

  • Stephanie
    June 11, 2017

    I literally have up the app store right now downloading this! It sounds like such a great way to keep track of a healthier lifestyle – whether diet or exercise-related – and it sounds like it’s kinda fun too. I like that it’s interactive! Thanks for sharing, girly!

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      How exciting babe! I would really love to hear your thoughts on the app after you’ve gotten a chance to try it for a few days! Hope you love it as much as I do!

  • Raine
    June 12, 2017

    I love using an app to keep myself on track fitness-wise! I’m not trying to cut out any particular food group at the moment, but I am trying to limit my overall intake. I’m also working on drinking a LOT more water!

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Yes, drinking enough water is so essential!

  • Rachel Ritlop
    June 12, 2017

    This app sounds awesome! Such a great way to keep track of your progress and gains!

  • Daneen Rogers
    June 12, 2017

    I’m going to have to check this out! I use the fitbit app right now but I don’t think it has nearly as many features.

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Ohh! I actually haven’t tried the FitBit one so I can’t compare but would love to hear your thoughts on Lifesum if you try!

  • First of all, your blog is GORGEOUS. Looks like lifeSum is an awesome app to keep everything in order.

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Indeed babe! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

  • Christina
    June 12, 2017

    That app sounds very cool! Its great when you can have your meal plan in front of you. I find it makes it so much easier to stick with it and a workout program as well. I will have to check that app out.

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Thanks Christina! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the app if you give it a try!

  • A Graceful Life Blog
    June 12, 2017

    You look so amazing and such an inspiration! Thanks so much for this post! I will check out this app. xx
    Anca
    Latest Post: http://www.agracefullife.net/lace-perfection/

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Thank you so much lovely! I’m glad you enjoyed this post xx

  • Nicole Parise
    June 12, 2017

    Looks like a great, all-around app! I have use water drinking apps in the past, but I never stick to them. Perhaps having it all included will help!

    xx nicole
    http://www.nicoleparise.com

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      It took me a while to get used to recording things on the app but once I got the hang of it, it’s awesome!

  • Elizabeth Brico
    June 12, 2017

    I want to be healthier too, rather than thinner. And stronger/more toned. This sounds helpful

  • Alexandra
    June 12, 2017

    Sounds like a good app to help you change those bad or less desirable habits into good ones 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Yes, definitely! Thanks for stopping by babe x

  • Ruth Ridley
    June 12, 2017

    What a great idea for an app!! I need something like this to keep me on track!!

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      It really has helped me stay on track!

  • Iiv
    June 12, 2017

    Cool app I think I had downloaded it a while back but I never got into it! I’ll definately download it now and try it out again

    • Sharon Wu
      June 12, 2017

      Ohh that’s great to hear! I’d love to hear your thoughts on it babe xx

  • yuka
    June 12, 2017

    I’ve been looking for a fitness app like this! Thanks for sharing babe!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    • Sharon Wu
      June 15, 2017

      Totally give it a try and let me know how you like it darling! xx

  • jasna
    June 13, 2017

    This app sounds so good, pity I dont have anymore storage on my phone PLUS you look gorgeous babe!! 🙂 xx

  • ellie
    June 13, 2017

    These health tracking apps are amazing!! I have one on my phone and it’s so good for tracking my water intake and my steps and sleep! You look fabulous too! Wish I looked that good working out lol!

    Ellie | http://www.scotchandstilettos.com

    • Sharon Wu
      June 15, 2017

      I know right?! It’s a game changer! So glad I discovered Lifesum 🙂 I’m sure you look incredible babe! Haha we are our worst critics >_<

  • Nazrin
    June 13, 2017

    Wit woo your pictures are amazing! This sounds like such a cool app to help you keep track of anything!

    http://www.nmdiaries.com

  • Jo
    June 13, 2017

    This sounds like such a helpful app! I like to think I’m pretty good with my health and fitness overall but I’m not really aware if I’m getting enough of this or doing enough of that. It’d be nice to keep track so I can start building up a routine of sorts. I will definitely check this out in the App Store. Thanks for sharing, babe!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • Sharon Wu
      June 15, 2017

      Yes! I had the same problem — just needed something to keep me on track! Lifesum is great for that.

  • Taylor Mobley
    June 13, 2017

    This is a genius idea! I need to download this app to help with my health and fitness – I have never been great at that!

    • Sharon Wu
      June 15, 2017

      You’ll have to let me know how you like it! xx

  • marcy
    June 13, 2017

    This app sounds amazing Sharon!!! I’m literally downloading this for sure. I need to keep track of what I eat and how many calories have I burned during the day!
    You looks amazing in workout close and love the pictures!!!

    xoxo
    Marcy

    • Sharon Wu
      June 15, 2017

      Thank you darling! This app is definitely handy and really helps keep me on track everyday 🙂

  • Samantha Mariko
    June 13, 2017

    Lifesum sounds like a fantastic app for keeping track of what you’re eating and also how much water you’re drinking. I’m always looking for healthy eating options so this would be perfect!
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

    • Sharon Wu
      June 15, 2017

      Yes, Lifesum would be a great start for you babe! x

  • Linda
    June 14, 2017

    Just found your blog, super inspirational and beautiful pics!!! 🙂 🙂

    – Linda / Two Drops Of Water
    http://www.twodropsofwater.com

    • Sharon Wu
      June 15, 2017

      Aww thanks so much Linda! Welcome and thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂 xx

  • Bernice
    June 15, 2017

    I love that the app helps you track how many calories you’ve consumed v how many burned AS WELL as providing healthy recipes so you can reach your macros 🙂

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/06/15/Summer-Favourites-Leibish-Co-Coloured-Diamonds-and-Inglot-Pigmented-Eyeshadow

    • Sharon Wu
      June 15, 2017

      Right? It’s such a handy app for those looking to improve their health!

  • Joti
    June 15, 2017

    I recently got on a health kick! I’ve become a lot more conscious of food intake, this app would really help me out!! Thanks girl!

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye
    June 15, 2017

    App sounds great. I’ve never heard of it but always down for anything that helps me live healthier.

    • Sharon Wu
      June 16, 2017

      Lifesum is totally worth a shot then babe! Thanks for stopping by xx

  • Marissa
    June 16, 2017

    That’s awesome, I’ve never heard of this app before! I’ll be downloading it this weekend.

    • Sharon Wu
      June 17, 2017

      You’ll have to let me know how you like it! xx

  • Kyla
    June 16, 2017

    It sounds like that app has everything! I love the water tracker! I definitely need help getting my greens in… been really trying to lately though!
    Kyla
    wanderlustkyla.com

    • Sharon Wu
      June 17, 2017

      Getting the greens in is tough for me too especially because I’m such a meat eater but hopefully I’ll get better at it over time with this app! Water tracker is amazing! Out here in the desert it’s so easy to get dehydrated so it’s a must.

  • Donalyn Zaborski
    June 18, 2017

    Great site Love it 😎👍🏻😊

  • Leslie R
    June 19, 2017

    good for you! I also use a few apps to keep me on track, they are so handy!

  • Miki
    June 29, 2017

    Ok, I totally need to check out this app. I always used MyFitnessPal when I worked out 6 days a week like crazy and was eating really clean and was seeing a Dietician regularly, but I don’t have a dietician anymore and am always wanting to pick up new recipes. This app sounds so good. I will be downloading it soon!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Sharon Wu
      July 9, 2017

      You’ll have to let me know how you like it babe! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Momina Arif
    July 11, 2017

    Wonderful post. I think I can make use of this post to make my workout routine easier.

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