The Best Weight Loss Applications

Losing weight can be a difficult process from counting calories to keeping track of what foods are high in carbs or are low-fat. Thankfully, in this day and age there’s an app for everything, even ones that help you keep track of your weight loss. Some of the best apps even encourage participants by acting as a social media of sorts, allowing people to connect with other friends also trying to lose weight or get toned. No matter whether you’re working on losing 5 or 50 pounds, these apps are you and your body’s best friends for helping keep you on the right track.

Lose It!

Lose It! is a free app that allows you to look up food and track calories and exercise, all in one place. Lose It! asks you to first to input your current weight and the your goal weight loss and then accurately calculates how many calories you are allotted each day. Each meal, you can use Lose It!’s extensive food inventory list to input what you ate and it will automatically deduct calories from your daily amount. There is also an online community that you can join to get and give encouragement from other Lose It! users.


Fooducate works to educate users on how to spot those non-health foods quickly without the hassle of research. Simply scan the barcode of the food you want to learn more about and Fooducate will give you a rating based on calorie counts per serving, processing techniques, and amount of excess sugar. This app is the perfect tool to bring with you while grocery shopping.


This app is perfect for giving you a little extra motivation by tracking your running/biking/walking route via Google Maps. You can create an account and get encouragement from your friends every time you break a mile and also look back on your improvement.

My Fitness Pal

My Fitness Pal works to similarly to Lose It! by tracking your food and calories, as well as your exercise. You begin by providing your height, weight, goal weight, and lifestyle and My Fitness Pal gives you recommendations. My Fitness Pal helps to encourage users by breaking down their larger goal into smaller month to month goals, giving you some solid proof of improvement.

Eat This, Not That! The Game

This game helps you to determine what to eat in those “hot zone” situations where there are no healthy choices. The game teaches users facts about choosing one less-bad fast food over another when you’re in a no health zone.

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