Updated: Jun 9, 2018
It can feel overwhelming when you are starting out. Begin with one change at a time. I started with food, then body care products, then cleaning products. These apps and websites helped me in the beginning and hopefully will help you.
These resources were a life saver when I first started my journey in the green life. I use them less now, as I have been educated and can spot ingredients and read labels, but they are wonderful sources.
This website is a wonderful resource. Daily I see articles that are worth reading. It has everything from exercise, eating right, to positive thinking. It is such a good site and provides me with a lot of inspiration. You can even take classes through the site. I took Rich Roll's class called the Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition. It was an informative way in starting a healthy way of eating plant-based and not eating junk food.
This is a website, but also has an app. It changed my life. I just scan the bar code of a product and it scores it from 0-10 as far as being safe to put on your skin. It gives an overall score then gives none, low, moderate or high rating for the following; allergy, developmental/toxicity, cancer. It lists all the ingredients as well as ones that you should stay away from. It was an eye opener for me and now I use it every time I go to the store! I have found many products at Earth Fare that rated a 0. You can use the EWG website to research more and learn more, but also look up cleaning products and other products you use.
This app was recommended to me. It allows you to scan bar codes and rates foods from A-D. It explains why and points out harmful ingredients. It also gives nutritional facts and shows things to beware of. It allows you to track foods, calories and exercise each day. You can read the report at the end of the day to see what you scored as well as the carb, protein, fat ratio, sugar intake and processed foods. It really allows you to have a visual of what you are eating. This is another app that I use every time I shop before I purchase food items