Sustainable Living

Best Smartphone Apps For Weight Loss


Here is my selection of fitness apps for weight loss in 2015, smartphone compatible. Best of all, all of these apps are free downloads and available on most popular smartphone platforms. Some of these apps have extras and useful add-ons, called in-app purchases that the one can purchase if needed. Here is my personal selection of fitness apps for exercise, eating and living healthy, that are only a few clicks away.

Weight Watchers

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Weight Watchers Smartphone App with product scanner and caloric intake management

The Weight Watchers app is one of the best apps for weight loss we have ever tried. It keeps you motivated and on track, wherever life takes you. With “Connect to an Expert” you can now talk to a Weight Watchers expert to get additional support and tips whenever and wherever you need. Easily track your food, activity, and weight (Click. Track. Done.) Track multiple foods at once with our multi-add feature. Search thousands of foods, meals and recipes. Scan barcodes to find the ProPoints value of your favourite foods before they go in your grocery basket. Add custom meals or recipes using our ProPoints calculator.  Automatically track activity ProPoints values by connecting your fitness tracker. Keep tabs on your weight-loss progress and stay motivated with interactive charts. Download Weight Watchers for Android from here and for Apple OS from here.


Endomondo fitness app

Endomondo fitness management app with heart rate monitor and calorie expenditure.

If you’re a runner, biker or walker, this app will track your route via Google Maps, tracking your workout history to compare later. You can also create an account and get motivated by your friends every time you break a mile. You can even upgrade the app to work with special wearable fitness tracker monitors (see my previous article). Endomondo is in our All time – top 10 apps for weight loss. Download Endomondo for Apple from here and Endomondo for Android from here

My Fitness Pal

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My Fitness Pal app for Android and Apple with diary, progress, goals and friends interface

It’s no wonder this app is a top pick of both PC Magazine and Wired. Users rave that it is “the simplest, best calorie counter” they have tried and the “first diet tool that has ever worked” for them. The key to Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker’s success is that it incorporates the two weight loss essentials: diet and exercise. Its massive database of more than three million foods lets you track the calories, fat, carbs, and cholesterol in just about everything you eat. The app also offers more than 350 cardio and strength training exercises to help you trim down and tone up making it one of the most valuable apps for weight loss at the moment. Download My Fitness Pal for Apple from here andMy Fitness Pal for Android from here.

Lose It!

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Lose It! App featuring budget, challenges, goals and weight charts

This free app lets you look up food to track calories AND track your exercise in the same app. Just input your current weight and your goal weight, and Lose it! will give you a fairly accurate estimate of how many calories to eat per day, and how long it should take to reach that goal. There’s even an online support community you can join where people like you can encourage and hold each other accountable (love that!) You can also scan the barcodes of almost any item and automatically pull calorie and nutritional info from a huge online database, which really helps when you’re grabbing a pre-packed lunch on the go and still want to stay within your daily budgets. Download Lose It! for Apple from here and Lose It! for Android from here.

Fooducate Healthy Weight Loss

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Fooducate app allows the user to make healthy food choices by better understanding the ingredients that food contains.

Remember my 14 Healthy Foods that are Actually Bad For You? Fooducate helps you spot those tricky non-health foods quickly by cutting your research time in half. Simply scan the barcode and Fooducate will give you a rating for the food scanned based on calorie counts per serving, processing techniques and amount of excess sugar.This app looks beyond the calorie and helps you eat healthy and tasty. Scan a product barcode to see what’s really in your food. Fooducate will also show you healthier alternatives. Free download Fooducate for Apple from here and Fooducate for Android from here.


mynetdiary app schedule

MyNetDiary App for smartphones features plans, exercises, library and progress, all designed to help you achieve your weight loss goal

Lose weight and stay fit, learn how to eat better and become more active with MyNetDiary program. From a wide range of apps for weight loss, MyNetDiary app stands out by helping you set a realistic weight goal and lose weight in a steady, comfortable fashion. The diary app helps tracking food and exercise, log body facts and health observations. The app will direct you towards your weight goal by giving you personal diet tips based on continuous analysis of your diary. This app is a virtual coach in your pocket, always ready to help. Download MyMyNetDiary for Apple from here and MyNetDiary for Android from here.
Ultimately, these apps for weight loss would not be complete without a wearable fitness tracker. See my previous article where I detail the best fitness trackers on the market in 2015.

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    Fibro Reves

    27 August 2015

    I wish it was that simple. Install an app and boom, you’re slim and sexy again. What about diets? Or about eating healthy