Did you finally decide that it’s time to do something about your extra weight and work on your fitness and health? Good for you—half of the work is already done. What you need to do now is come up with a good diet and exercise plan that will help you reach your goal. But if you look online, you’ll see that there are so many different diets and programs that finding a perfect one can be overwhelming. So that’s where your smartphone comes in handy. Here are the best weight-loss apps that will help you shed extra pounds.
Losing weight is hard, but essentially very simple—it all comes down to one simple fact: you need to get more calories out than you get in. MyFitnessPal can help you monitor your calorie intake and calculate your daily calorie goals. It has a huge nutritional database (over 6 million foods) and allows you to compare different foods. Using a practical barcode scanner, you can enter the nutritional values of foods that you eat, but also share your tips and success with other users of the app.
This app also focuses on calorie counting. By analyzing your weight, age and goals, it calculates your recommended calorie intake and generates a personalized weight loss plan. You can also log what you eat using a scanner and even check out restaurant items and various different brands. But, what makes LoseIt! stand out is the SnapIt feature that allows you to monitor your portion sizes by taking photos of your plate. Whether this or any weight-loss app is worth it or not is up to you, but many people eat more mindfully thanks to calorie-monitoring apps and lose weight thanks to the supporting community found online.
When you’re out shopping, it can get really hard to understand food labels and that’s where Edo comes in. It scans the barcodes of different foods, analyzes their nutritional value and ‘rates’ products on a scale of 0 to 10 (zero being the least healthy and ten the most). It also shows whether an item is gluten-free or lactose-free and offers alternative, healthier suggestions.
If you’re one of those people who never know what to cook so you often resort to takeout, Yummly is a fun meal guide that will help you with healthy meal ideas. It analyzes your dietary restrictions, favorite foods and cooking abilities and generates a list of healthy recipes you can fit into your busy schedule. It’s quite practical for beginner cooks and busy bees.
Having a good support system can be very helpful during your weight-loss journey. FatSecret’s main goal is to give users the help of the community of like-minded people who will support and motivate each other. You can join various groups with similar goals and share weight-loss secrets, tips and hardships. Another thing that FatSecret provides to users is a “My Professional” tool that allows you to share weight data and diet programs with your healthcare providers.
If you love light cardio sessions and relaxing yoga, better skip this app. This one is made for serious gym lovers who require a little help with those stubborn few extra pounds. Jefit allows you to track your exercises and sessions in-depth and provides you with hundreds of innovative exercises that will spice up your stale workouts. Select your exercises from an anatomical map, create super-sets, log your progress and progress photos and you’ll get to see your fat melt and muscles grow.
J&J Official 7 Minute Workout
If you’re more into cardio and super-popular HIIT training, check out J&J workouts. This app has a library of 72 different exercises that can create over 1,000 unique workouts ranging from easy 7-minute HIITs to longer 32-minute sessions. This app is great for beginners because it offers audio cues that help you maintain proper form throughout your workout.
So, pick one or two of these apps, grab your phone and get to work! With the help of technology and your strong will, you’ll look your best and feel your healthiest in no time.