Top 10 Mobile Apps for Weight Loss
Losing weight can be challenging, so it’s nice to have every bit of help that you can get. Weight loss apps are a great way to keep track of your progress and hold yourself accountable. Most weight loss apps are entirely free and easy to use, making it simple to incorporate into your weight loss journey.
There are hundreds of apps designed to promote and track weight loss, but they’re not all created equally. Here are the top 10 mobile apps that can help you on your journey to a healthy lifestyle.
Like most weight loss apps, Lose It! focuses on calorie counting and weight tracking. Through the app, you can log your food and portion sizes and compare them to your goals. What makes Lose It! different is its “Snap It” feature which allows users to take pictures of their food to keep themselves honest about portion size and food intake.
SparkPeople also uses calorie counting to promote weight loss but incorporates an exercise component as well. Featured exercises show you the proper form of different moves so you can get the most out of your workout. There is also a point system in the app that keeps you motivated to earn more points and hit your goals.
This app incorporates both diet and exercise into its weight loss accountability. When you log your food, MyFitnessPal gives you a breakdown of the different nutrients you consumed in that food. You can also sync your Apple Watch or FitBit to this app to track your exercise for the day.
With wearable technology on the rise, it’s unsurprising that a fitness watch is on this list. The FitBit app connects to your FitBit watch to track your movement throughout the day and allows you to log your food and water from your mobile device. The only con: you must own a FitBit to take full advantage of this app.
If you are a member of Weight Watchers, you can use their mobile app to monitor your progress and log your food. The app allows you to view your “points” and challenges you to hit your next goal.
FatSecret uses the power of community support to promote weight loss. In addition to food logging, users can chat with other community members to share tips, progress, and words of encouragement.
Pact allows users to make money for losing weight and hitting their goals. When you register with Pact, you contribute a small sum of money that you must pay if you do not hit your targets. If you do, the users that missed the mark send you their money!
Similar to other apps, Cron-O-Meter breaks down the food you log into over 60 nutrient categories to be sure you’re hitting your dietary needs. You can also use the “Snapshot” feature to upload progress pictures of your body that you can compare at a later date.
This app helps users make smart decisions in the kitchen to lose weight and feel healthier. Fooducate allows you to scan food items and see a breakdown of the ingredients in it. The app flags unhealthy ingredients hidden in the food and gives you healthier alternatives to consider instead.
Eating out at restaurants can put a dent in your caloric intake. HealthyOut gives you a list of healthy options at restaurants near you so you can stick to your diet.
Weight loss apps can help you along your journey, but you still have to put in the hard work. Incorporating both diet and exercise into your weight loss plan is the best way to lose weight and feel great about your body.
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