What Are The Best Smartphone Apps To Help You Lose Weight?

Losing weight can be difficult, and yet everyone knows that the way to improve their wellness and wellbeing is to get to and maintain a healthy weight. As technology takes hold of all areas of our lives, it’s no surprise to find that people are using their phones more and more often to help them lose weight. There are now a number of smartphone apps on the market which are designed to help you lose weight.


Many of these apps are free, and the added benefit of using an app rather than simply trying to lose weight on your own steam is that it helps to maintain the interest, as well as not allowing you to be anything less than honest with yourself about how you are doing on your weight-loss regime.


Research supports the idea that apps help you to shed weight; a recent study carried out at Northwestern University claims that those who use mobile apps as part of their weight loss plans are likely to be able to lose around 15 pounds and, what’s more, that the weight stays off.


Lose It! is one such app, which features a free scanner that allows you to scan barcodes, as well as a recipe builder and a database packed with activities and food. Users can track their daily nutrients and can add food to the database.


MyFitnessPal is another popular app, which allows you to count calories and track your fitness. There is a barcode scanner in this one too, which quickly tells you what you need to know about a wide range of food packages, and – best of all – it is free to use.  Along similar lines, Fooducate allows you to scan foods and see what rating they have received from A to F, in terms of health value.

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