Pact app pays you to exercise and eat right
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Need a little extra incentive to stick to your New Year’s resolution? You know, the one about eating less and exercising more?
Perhaps you’ve heard of GymPact, an app that rewards you for hitting the gym on a regular basis and charges you a fee if you don’t. Just in time for the new year, GymPact is now Pact, and it now applies its payment/penalty system to dietary goals as well.
The app (Android|iOS) offers three different kinds of “pacts”: food, gym, and veggie. The food pact requires you to log your daily intake using the excellent MyFitnessPal, which now syncs directly with Pact.
With a veggie pact, you set a goal to eat a certain amount of fruits and vegetables per week. To verify each serving, you snap a photo with your phone before eating. (To help prevent cheating, photos are verified using a variety of criteria.)[Read more]
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