The Best Weight Loss Apps for Your Mobile Device
Weight Loss App Reviews
When trying to lose weight fast and live a healthier lifestyle, we can use all the support we can get. Check out these helpful weight loss apps that can help keep you on track even when you are on the go.
This is the weight loss app that I personally use the most. It has the largest food database of any app that I have found and it saves the foods that I eat most frequently. It tracks not only the calories, but also your protein/carb/fat percentage. I also like that it links to the website, MyFitnessPal.com so I can track from my phone or from my PC or laptop.
From iTunes: “Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest-to-use calorie counter for iPhone. With the largest food database of any iPhone calorie counter (over 3,000,000 foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, we’ll help you take those extra pounds off! There is no better diet app – period.”
LoseIt is another easy to use calorie tracker that also allows you to track your fitness. It also connects to their website so you can track from your mobile device or from your PC. While it has the same functionality as MyFitnessPal, the interface is a bit different. Both are extremely well done and have been around a while so it might be a good idea to check them both out and see which weight loss app works best for you.
This is a less popular weight loss app, but I really like it because it builds your diet around ‘super foods,’ rather than prepackaged foods. You go through a set up that allows you to choose your food preferences and then it helps you set up your meals for the week. This app takes it a step further than LoseIt and MyFitnessPal in that it helps you set up your personalized daily eating plan, rather than just tracking what you eat. This means there is less flexibility. Ffor example, you can’t track that snickers bar that you snuck in after lunch. What is great about this app is that it is helpful in teaching you what to eat. It is better at promoting healthy food choices, rather than just a calories in/calories out approach.
This is a must have if you have a smart phone and are following the Paleo Diet. It includes a basic guide to the Paleo Diet that explains how Paleo works and how to get started. It also includes a huge database of foods that are okay to eat. It really helps answer the big question for Paleo Dieters, “Can I eat this?” Plus, it is cute and fun.
This is a fun way to learn about food, fitness, health, and nutrition. Designed in a quiz format, it helps you test your knowledge and sort through facts and myths, all while playing a game!
Do you find that daily weight fluctuations can ruin your day and even send you heading to the kitchen for some ice cream for comfort? I know that those small ups and downs that can come with daily weigh-ins have ruined more than a few weight loss programs for me. This is where happy scale comes in handy. This app helps you understand those maddening fluctuations and smooths out your daily scale weight to predict your true weight by analyzing trends. A great app for weight tracking that really helps with keeping up with those daily ups and downs.
Learning and tracking can be the easy parts of dieting. The hardest part is getting and staying motivated to lose weight.My Diet Coach acts like a cheerleader, giving you little nudges and reminders throughout the day that help keep you from slipping up. It allows you to enter motivational photos for inspiration and has a tips section to help you target your weaknesses. The Pro version adds a section for you to track your food and exercise if you want to streamline your apps.
You know how you look at a food label and it looks as though it was written in a foreign language? What is pyridoxine hydrochloride, anyway? Well, the Center for Science in the Public interest has created this app to help us figure it out. This app contains a list of popular food additives, a description, and a safety rating. It could use a bigger database, and I’m not sure I agree with some of the safety ratings, however, this is a good start and a helpful tool to help you understand what it is you are putting into your body.
And that is a brief summary of the best weight loss apps I have tried. If you have any others you would like to recommend, drop me an email and I’ll take a look at it. Also, diet is only a part of the picture. Check out the best fitness apps for more help with attaining your health and wellness goals.