Losing weight is a difficult struggle for most, but you don't have to go at it alone. For busy women wanting to drop pounds, being able to keep track of weight-loss goals on their phone is not only convenient, it offers the support and motivation needed to follow through. Here's a list of the best weight-loss apps — and they won't cost you a dime!
- Lose It!: Fill in some important info about yourself, including age, height, current weight, goal weight, and how many pounds you want to lose per week and you're ready to go. The app tells you how many calories you should have each day to meet your weight-loss goal, and also keeps track of the calories you consume each day and the calories you lose via exercise. The "My Day" feature gives you a quick snapshot of your day, how many calories you've consumed and burned, and how many cals you have left. Easy to use and easy to read.
- Easy Weight Loss Tips: We could always use more advice on how to lose weight, and this little app offers quick diet, exercise, and nutrition tips to help you on your quest, such as, "Keep a bowl of cut-up vegetables in a see-through container in the refrigerator."
Keep reading to hear about two more free weight-loss apps.
- Calorie Counter by MyNetDiary: After setting up your profile (including current weight and weight-loss goal), a menu pops up where you can log daily meals, workouts, daily weight, and water consumption. What's great is you can search their huge food database of over 400,000+ foods or scan an item's bar code to keep track of meals and snacks, and it quickly calculates how many calories you have left to enjoy that day. You can also search popular exercise activities, enter the amount of time, and it records the calories you burn. Simple and easy to use, there's also an option to share your successes on Facebook and Twitter.
- Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal: After adding in essential personal info like height, birth date, current weight, goal weight, and how many workouts you do a week, you register for an account and you're ready to start tracking your meals on your phone. Search the database or scan a food's bar code, and the homepage shows how many calories you've consumed, how many you've burned, and how many you have left for the day. You can also add friends to keep you motivated and view updates on their progress on the bottom of the homepage. Straightforward and easy to use.