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Recipe apps are a dime a dozen in iTunes, but Nourished-Grain-Free Recipes has found a way to be different. First, the app is dedicated to grain-free recipes for folks on Paleo, Primal, GAPS™ or Weston A. Price dietary/lifestyle regiments. Second, the recipes in Nourished come from a handful of carefully selected, highly prominent food grain-free food bloggers. This means creative dishes, attractive food photos and delicious recipes from people who are passionate about their food. The creators of Nourished have combined your traditional recipe database with trusted sources of information to offer users tons of choices for nut-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free and FODMAP-free meals.

If you’ve recently started a special diet and need inspiring recipe ideas, Nourished will open your mind to a world of possibilities. Maybe you’re in a cooking rut, eating the same dishes over and over again? Nourished seeks to help you diversify your diet with over 92 healthy recipes. Get to know a new food blogger every month when new recipes are added. Search the recipe database using special diet filters. At a $4.99 price tag, Nourished is competing with the big boys. Can this mom and pop app deliver bang for your buck? Keep reading to find out. (more…)

I have always been heavy in some form or another. When I was a kid, it was just by a little bit — maybe five, ten pounds. In college, I put on the Freshman 15 eating ice cream sandwiches with chocolate milk. When I got older and my metabolism started to go, the pounds began to add up. Soon I was excessively heavy, to the point that I was concerned for my health, but a combination of depression, neglect and apathy kept me at status quo for years.

The birth of my first child didn’t change that. The birth of my second didn’t either, but it was a wake-up call when a close friend of mine died, and he was just a few years older than me. That’s when I decided I had to do something about my weight or else I’d never see my kids make it to college. And that’s when I turned to my iPhone to get it going. (more…)

Take a look at what you’re doing to yourself. Right now you’re in front of a computer, iPhone or iPad, just vegetating there. You’re not burning any calories, not doing anything physical other than moving the mouse. You are a lazy, lazy person.

Or maybe that’s just me. Maybe I’m the only person out there who could stand to lose a few pounds, and maybe I’m the guy who would benefit from an app that helps you track how much weight you’ve gained or lost over the months. But I’m willing to bet that I’m not. That’s why there’s Weightbot(more…)