Weight Loss Apps – Some Tech Help for Your Resolutions!

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Weight Loss Apps

It’s that time of year! While many of you are good about watching your weight and working on your goals are year long, some of us feel that January urge to make a fresh start and tackle our health, fitness and diet goals with a new vigor. It can be tough taking on the challenge of weight loss, so good tools are important! These handy Weight Loss Apps can help you get started on the right path and lead you along the journey.

BMI Calculator

BMI Calculator:
This app helps you calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index), Waist-to-Height Ratio, Body Fat Percentage and Calorie Consumption (BMR + PAL). It also determines your ideal weight based on age and gender. That can help in setting your weight-loss goals. It’s available for both iPhone and Android.

Diet Assistant

Diet Assistant:
Get help with your meal planning from Diet Assistant. Enter in your target weight and the purpose of your new diet and it will offer you food potions. There are specific meal plans for vegetarian, pescatarian, and high-protein and many other diets.They have even teamed up with Pocket-Change to give you the chance to rewards and prizes for just by using the app!

weight watchers app

Weight Watchers:
If you’re following the Weight Watchers plan, there is a mobile app just for you! This app has all kinds of different features like point tracking, food information and a lot more. Let me just give you the whole list:

• 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, restaurants and recipes that fit your lifestyle
• Scan barcodes to find the PointsPlus Value of your favorite foods before they go in your grocery cart
• Add custom meals or recipes using our PointsPlus calculator
• Play with our fun interactive cheat sheets to find the best bets on the menu, including pizza, pasta, salad dishes and cocktail choices
• Get bonus PointsPlus Values for exercise and browse health and fitness content
• Keep tabs on your weight-loss progress and stay motivated with our interactive chart

The app even offers 24/7 Chat so you can talk to a Weight Watchers Coach for support and tips anytime and anyplace.
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MyFitnessPal:
This is another helpful app that helps you log your nutrition – but isn’t tied to any one particular diet program. By tracking your calories, you may find that you actually eat too little, or too much, which can both affect your weight loss goals and fitness performance. You can search foods within the app or simply scan the barcode on a food item.

Lose It App

Lose It!
Another option for tracking your calories, food and exercise is Lose It! This is another full featured app with a whole list of things it can do to help you in your weight loss efforts. They include:

  • Comprehensive validated food and exercise database
  • Easy to use calorie counter to stay within your daily budget
  • Barcode scanner makes tracking a snap!
  • Recipe builder
  • Share foods with friends
  • Meal & Exercise Planning

One of the helpful things about this app is that it connects with many different activity trackers including the Fitbit, Jawbone UP. There are also many different fitness goals to choose from like weight, body fat, measurements, nutrients, hydration, etc.

Whichever app you decide to use, remember that it is YOU who will guarantee your success. An app is just a tool to help you get there!

thriftyjinxy@live.com' About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 7-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as four lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.

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