I found a handy pocket personal trainer, a small pocket size object that I carry with me that tracks my steps taken and estimates my  calories burned.  There is a software program it syncs with which tracks my diet.  I simply input
what items I am eating and it tracks my calories consumed and compares them to my calories burned. I have lost five pounds immediately using this simple tool.  The product retails for $99.95, and has a report option for an additional $49.99 per year.  Read below for more about Fitbit:

The Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker is an innovative and easy way to get more fit during your everyday life by making you aware of your daily steps, calories burned and quality of sleep motivating you to do more.  The Fitbit Tracker makes it easy to put your everyday routine to work toward your fitness goals, no matter how busy you are.  The Tracker’s highly accurate 3-D motion sensor measures steps, calories burned and distance traveled.  The activity data collected by the Fitbit Tracker is wirelessly uploaded online where you can track progress, log nutrition and compete with friends. On your personal profile page, you can also log nutrition, weight and
other health information in order to gain a complete picture of your health.  All personal data collected by the Tracker is free for users to access. For those users who like to dive deeper into the numbers and set advanced trainings for themselves, Fitbit offers Premium Services for $49.99/year.  $99.95 USD, available online at, and in-store at Best Buy, 24 Hour Fitness, REI and Finish Line locations across the

Current recommendations from the likes of Dr. Oz and the American Medical Association are that we take 10,000 steps a day for optimal health and fitness. The average American only takes 5000 steps.  Regular physical activity helps prevent many chronic diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, Osteoporosis, obesity, stroke and arthritis.*U.S.  Department of Health and Human ServicesThe use of a pedometer can significantly increase physical activity, weight loss and improvements in blood pressure. *Journal of American Medical Association

Quick Stats

US population*US Census
145M Number of obese and overweight Americans* NHANES
5,117 Average
number of daily steps taken by American adults*Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
43% Percentage of additional daily steps taken by Fitbit





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