Top 7 Mobile Apps That Help You Lose Weight

If you are the kind of person who can’t bear to tear herself away from her iPhone or Android for a minute and you are trying to lose weight take heart. There are many wonderful apps available which will help you on your weight loss journey. Using something like a weight loss app is very simple and easy to do. The best advantage is that it helps you keep track of your food intake on a daily basis. Some of them will even keep track of how much and how long you exercise each day. So, you are able to easily deal with the issue of keeping a food diary. Most of the apps here are available through the Google Play Store and are free. If you want to upgrade to the “pro” version, though, it will cost a fee, usually only a small amount of money.

Here are my favorites:

  1. lose-it

    Lose It!: Once you download this wonderful little app you just fill in some basic information about yourself such as your height, your weight your goal weight and how quickly you want to get there and your age. Then you’re off to the races. The app will tell you how many calories you can eat each day in order to achieve your weight loss goal. There is a feature called “My Day” which will give you a quick overview of how many calories you’ve logged for the day and how many you’ve burned through exercise. This app is very easy to use and is extremely easy to see and read on a smartphone. You can even find “friends” who will support you on your journey.

  2. calorie-countDiet and Weight Loss Tracker by Calorie Count: Signing into this little app through any other popular website like Facebook or even Twitter is so simple you’ll wonder how you ever managed to live without it. This app will also keep track of how much food you are eating and how much exercise you’re doing, it will also log how many glasses of water you are drinking each day. As an extra bonus, you can also look at featured articles which include many healthy recipes and different little tips to help keep you motivated and going.

  3. calorie-king-food-searchCalorie King Food Search: Counting calories is only as good as the information you have in your head about what you’re eating. This little app allows you type in any kind of food and find out in a jiffy how many calories is contained in every little appetizer you are getting ready to put in your mouth. This can come in very handy if you like to eat out in restaurants.

  4. easy-weight-loss-tipsEasy Weight Loss Tips: This little app is priceless when it comes to helping you learn quick and easy weight loss tips.Things like keeping a bowl of pre-cut veggies in a see-through container in your fridge can be extremely important. But who thinks of things like this? If you have this little app, you don’t have to anymore.

  5. calorie-counter-mynetdiaryCalorie Counter by MyNetDiary.com: Setting up your profile could not be any easier than it is with this little app. You are prompted to enter the usual general information such as how much you weigh currently and  your weight loss goals. Once you’ve entered that information, a menu will pop up and that is where you log your daily meals, your workouts, how much you weigh each day and your total water consumption. The app is linked to an enormous database which contains more than 400,000 different kinds of food. If you don’t know what it’s called and you’re in the grocery store, you can just scan the bar-code with your smartphone and the app will automatically keep track of your meals, snacks and tell you how many more calories you can eat over the rest of the day. Searching for popular types of exercise activities is easy. All you do then is enter how much time you spent doing the exercise and it will automatically record how many calories you’ve burned. Users can easily share this information through either their Facebook or Twitter feed.

  6. diet-tracker-myfitnesspalCalorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal.com: This is the app that I use and I love it. All you have to do is tell it how much you weigh, how tall you are, what your goal weight is and the number of workouts you do each week and the app does all the calculating for you. This app is also connected to an incredibly large database of different foods and you can also search for foods by scanning the barcode. It is easy to find friends to follow and garner support from. If you use another exercise app called runtastic,  it will automatically sync to your fitnesspal app after exercising.

  7. weight-recorderWeight Recorder: This is another very easy to use and straightforward little app. It will keep track of your daily, weekly or monthly weighs in for you.