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6 Awesome Apps for Weight Loss

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You can lose weight without a personal trainer or chef. All of the motivation you need can be downloaded to your phone, computer or tablet.
There are many apps to choose from, so we pulled the best options for you.
Check it out!


With more than 5 million food items in its database, MyFitnessPal is at the top of the list of food tracking apps. The company believes the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to track the foods you eat, and this app makes it easy with the use of bar code scanning and the option to save favorite foods and meals. Plus, you can quickly add your favorite recipes from across the Web and track your workouts. It integrates with most products/apps including Endomondo Sport, Fitbit, Runtastic and Fitbit Aria.
Works on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Web
Cost: $ FREE


Fitocracy’s mission is to make fitness as addictive as any other app or game. Challenge yourself or your friends, level-up with a fun badge system by earning points with increasingly challenging workouts and stay motivated through a dynamic community knowledge center. Prepare to be addicted to this video game–like app.
Works on iOS/Android
Cost: $ FREE; personal coaching $1/day

Noom Coach

Used by over 28 million people around the world, Noom’s patented technology helps you break bad habits and adopt good ones. Logging meals is a snap with smart search and a complete food database. Noom Coach’s daily focus list and feedback and virtual support groups help you stay on track and achieve your goals.
Works on iOS, Android
Cost: $ FREE; in-app purchases available

Lose It!

Based on the proven principles of calorie tracking and peer support, Lose It! customizes a weight-loss plan to fit your life. The app connects you to people, food information and the devices you need to achieve your goals, including Fitbit, Jawbone Up, Up24 and Nike FuelBand.
Works on iOS, Android
Cost: $ FREE; premium service $39.99/year

Written by Helen Williams

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