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7 Most Helpful Apps for Weight Loss

Updated on August 18, 2016
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I am a health freak and curious about things that help in living well. I appreciate aesthetics, love to gain and share good knowledge.

Want to track your weight loss journey, or simply help yourself do better with your current goals to lose weight, get there, and stay there?

Food logging, monitoring daily activity and motivation are proven to have a huge impact on speeding up, enhancing and maintaining weight loss. They increase chances of you reaching your weight loss goal and staying there. The overall impact in making a valuable contribution to weight loss efforts is remarkable. If you would like to suggest an app for this list, feel free to leave a comment, any experiences or suggestions are also welcome.

Here are the seven apps on your iPhone or Android that will help you in your journey to weight loss.

My Fitness Pal

This free app takes your weight, height, goal weight and lifestyle into account before giving its recommendations. Just feed in your information regarding current weight and desirable weight. The app will do the work for you to break up your big goal into a smaller goals, which will not only seem more achievable and keeps you going for getting those small goals which will eventually add up for your desired weight. You also get access to calorie counts and nutritional information from local restaurants. Plan your eating out accordingly, without worrying about calories and stuff. Share your progress with friends and get some extra encouragement. Tracking, motivation and recommendations all in this one app.



App Fooducate helps you spot those tricky non-health foods quickly by cutting your research time in half. All you need to do is scan the barcode and the app will give you a rating for the food scanned based on calorie counts per serving, processing techniques and amount of excess sugar. If you want to save time and choose health, go grocery shopping with Fooducate. The free app is a must for surrounding yourself with good food options, keeping you away from non-healthy and fattening foods. This one needs to be your food shopping assistant.


Noom Coach

The app tracks your calories, exercise and provides coaching to keep you motivated. You have access to instant feedback, wellness articles, and healthy recipes too. An anti-diet app is designed to help you make lifelong healthy habits, habits that will lead to lasting weight loss.

Best way to go around for a weight loss is to cultivate healthy life long habits that will serve you lifetime. And what better way to do this via this fabulous app. Get reminders to track your food, and feedback on the meals you eat. Get encouragement and support from other Noom Coach users. Share your experiences. Great app for motivation, food information, feedback on your weight loss journey.

Lose It

Set diet goals and track your progress in meeting them. The app helps to track food and exercise, plan meals, and stay motivated to make smarter choices to achieve your goals.

Set your goals like weight loss, fat reduction, track food ( calories ), exercise (Minutes), weight nutrients (Carbs, Fats, Protein, Fiber, Sodium), measure (Neck, Hip, Waist, Bicep, Thigh, Chest).

Some other features this app has are free calorie counter and food tracker to stay within your daily budget. Bar code scanner makes tracking a simple point and snap. Recipe builder saves your recipe’s nutritional info. You can also view beautiful progress charts. The ability to earn badges is perfect for rewards-motivated dieters. Also share your stuff with your friends.


This is a great app to track every part of your workout and earn points along the way to help motivate you and monitor your progress. You can also get input and feedback from trainers and a community of fitness folks just like you.

Great motivating and interesting app. Complete Quests for bonus points and earn badges by reaching milestones. Stay Inspired by following other Fitocrats to get daily feeds and join in on conversations.

Fitness Buddy

With several recommendations and high ratings by big magazines and experts for best app and a huge number of positive reviews to its credit. This one is a comprehensive exercise planner app. It provides you with your personal virtual trainer without paying the hefty price.

With this app you have 1700+ unique exercises at your disposal, you will find the workout tracking process simple and easy in order to sustain your motivation and enforce your commitment to your fitness goals. Different exercises for different body areas (core, lower body, chest, shoulders, back, arms, cardio). Detailed exercise instructions, exercise photos and animations to guide you correctly through various exercise forms.


Diet Point

The app comes packed with more than 130 weight loss diet plans, innovative meal reminders and complete grocery lists. All users get access to 25 meal plans where as PRO users get exclusive access to more than 130 plans. In short it takes care of your food and diet needs. Provides you the best information on food and weight loss estimate for each plan. You can also set reminders for your next meal. Beneficial tips that will add more power to your weight loss plan. Track your weight, calculate and monitor BMI (Body Mass Index).

Meal reminders are notifications that pop up every time it's time for your next meal. They will make sure you'll never miss another breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack again and thus drastically improve your weight loss process and that too in the healthiest way possible.



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    • Ashish Dadgaa profile image

      Ashi 17 months ago

      My Dear,

      Just finishing reading your article and I am going to download all 5 apps for my fitness routine :)

      Happy Hubbing.