When you’re trying to lose weight, you need all the help you can help. One unlikely source of help can be your iPhone – there are plenty of available apps designed to aid you in your weight loss. Here are five greats apps that will help you lose the pounds but not your dollars – these apps are all either free or low cost.
1. Calorie Tracker –
The Calorie Tracker app was released by Lance Armstrong’s health and fitness website livestrong.com. Through this app you can track your daily calorie intake and exercise regime as well as tracking your weight loss progress by creating weight management goals. You can access Livestrong.com’s massive online food database that gives you the nutritional values of over 625,000 foods – that’s way more than other competing apps that only give you access to around 7,000 foods. You can also type in your measurements and have the app calculate for you how many calories you burn when doing a particular type of exercise. Download this app for $2.99 at http://itunes.apple.com/app/calorie-tracker-livestrong/id295305241?mt=8#.
2. StepTrakLite –
To keep better track of your exercising, use StepTrakLite. It functions as a pedometer and tracks how many steps you take and what kind of steps they are. StepTrakLite can tell the difference between different types of running and it can count each individual footstep. If your workout does not consist of an activity that requires walking, StepTrakLite can also help you by keeping track of how long you’ve worked out. The coolest thing about this app is that it will work no matter where you store it – you can keep it in your pocket or purse, there’s no need to take it out and strap it to your arm while exercising. Download this free app at http://itunes.apple.com/app/steptraklite/id289521481?mt=8#.
3. Pret-a-Yoga Lite –
If you’re too busy or shy to make your way to a yoga studio, you can do yoga on your own with the Pret-a-Yoga Lite app. Featuring yoga instructor Kathleen Kastner as your personal teacher, this app will explain how to achieve the correct yoga poses and breathe correctly while playing soothing music in the background. This app includes four yoga stages: Pranayama, Sun Salutation A, Sun Salutation B and Beginner’s Sequence. Download this free app at http://itunes.apple.com/app/id300605576?mt=8#.
4. iMapMyRUN –
Need some motivation to start running? Try the iMapMyRUN app. With iMapMyRUN, you can connect with millions of other users on www.mapmyrun.com and turn running into a social networking experience rather than just a dreary jog. You can post your running stats online to facebook, twitter or mapmyrun.com. iMapMyRun will track your pace, distance and route as well as help you create your routes with the help of a GPS system. Download this free app at http://itunes.apple.com/app/imapmyrun-running-run-jogging/id291890420?mt=8#.
5. 40•30•30 –
This app is called 40•30•30 because many diets recommend that 40% of your diet should be carbohydrates, 30% of your diet should be protein and the remaining 30% should be fats. With 40•30•30 you can calculate your calorie percentages in these groups to ensure you aren’t eating too much or too little of each category. All you need to do is enter the grams of carbohydrates, fats and proteins found on the nutritional label in order to figure out the calorie percentages. You don’t have to stick to 40/30/30 – you can alter these percentages as you please. Download this free app at http://itunes.apple.com/app/40-30-30/id288459024?mt=8#.
Sweet, nice apps 🙂
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Nice, I need to try that yoga app. I’ve been trying to get myself to go to one for the last few months but I think I’m a bit too fat still.
Good information thanks. I am looking for a good app to my iphone to lose weight.
The best weight loss app for the iPhone is hands down intelli-Diet (http://intelli-Diet.com). This app is fantastic in that it takes into account what you have in your pantry and the food that you like and it plans out a diet for you to follow based on the amount of weight that you want to lose and also how you currently weight and how tall you are. It will tell you based on the data that you input how long it will take you to reach the weight that you want to be. If you are lucky enough to have reached your goal, it tells you how to maintain it. The app allows you to email your plan to an email address which is good because I often want to print my daily plan and I do not have a way to do that off of my iPhone. I have bought one for my sister as a birthday present and she reports that it is the best diet app that she has ever used. She and I hate to count calories and the beauty of this diet is that you do not have to count anything. The app does all the counting and figuring for you. I hate the entire serving size calculations that many diets require and there is none of that calculating while using this app. Another very cool thing about this app is that it gives you many alternatives to the menus that it suggests and you can just refresh the screen to bring up another suggestion. The app has a water tracker for folks like me who forget to drink water and it even has a reminder function to remind you that it is time for a snack or whatever. This app is super!
Have you seen ChallengeLoop? http://www.challengeloop.com. You can do fitness challenges with yourself and your friends and track your progress by posting photos & videos. It’s great for losing weight and motivating yourself to maintain healthy habits. It’s an iPhone app and website.