5 Great Apps That Can Help You Lose Weight

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Some people can’t stand the thought of living with them whilst others feel they’d struggle to live without them: whatever your opinion, apps are one thing we all have an opinion on.In recent years apps have become a global phenomenon, making our day-to-day lives easier by assisting us with mundane tasks and tiresome procedures.

From saving you money to helping you lose those extra pounds, there is an app for almost every purpose. For those on diets, having a constant reminder of your progress is a great way to stay focused and apps are the perfect way to do this.

So if you feel like you need that extra push or incentive when dieting, there are plenty of apps for you to choose from.To help, I have compiled a list of the top five apps that should have you smiling at your reflection in the mirror in no time.

Lose It!

This tracks how many calories you eat with every meal as well as how many you burn when exercising. You can even connect with your friends via the app, creating a social network of support and encouragement whilst monitoring your progress.

Calorie Counter

This app is available in numerous forms and is offered on most, if not all, operating systems. Most forms request details of your height and weight as well as your target weight loss. The app calculates what your ideal daily calorie intake should be to achieve your goal and even contains a food library which reveals the number of calories found in each food so that you can stick to your diet.

Food Scanner

Imaging being able to count calories without having to look at the box – well, ‘Food Scanner’ allows you to do just that. This great app is used to scan the barcode of any food item and instantly gives you all its nutritional information, making it perfect for any diet.

Meeting Finder

Created by Weight Watchers, this diet app offers you access to a number of useful low-fat recipes with ingredients lists and cooking instructions provided. The ‘Meeting Finder’ aspect of the app helps you find the closest Weight Watchers meeting to give you the encouragement you need to stay on track.

Mint Nutrition

Eating out while you’re on a diet can be quite a challenge, but with ‘Mint Nutrition’ this difficulty is a thing of the past. The app allows you to access a list of popular restaurant in your local area, displaying the nutritional options from their menus to help you choose the perfect place to eat.