In our series on best health & fitness apps, we dive into the best weight loss apps on the market.
Check out our previous roundups: Best Work-Out Apps, Best Yoga Apps and Best Meditation Apps.
Fooducate helps you understand what’s really in your food. All you have to do is scan the bar code on the package and the app will tell if the product has added sugars, trans fats, high fructose corn syrup and more. The app also helps you track your food intake, exercise, sleep, mood and hunger levels to help keep you in tune with your goals. Fooducate has been selected as Apple’s Best of the iPhone Health & Fitness and won 1st prize at the US Surgeon General Healthy App Challenge. This app is great for people who want to eat healthy and are concerned with more than just counting calories.
Diet Hero ($1.99)
You tell Diet Hero how much weight you want to lose AND what’s in your kitchen and it will create a well-balanced diet for your to follow at home. Users like this app because it prevents you having to track calories–Diet Hero tells you the portion size of every food you should eat. This app is great for folks who don’t want to throw away the contents of their refrigerator and start from scratch with new (and expensive) food from the grocery store.
Weight Watchers (Free)
Weight Watchers is an oldie, but also a goody. There’s a reason why millions of people have tried and succeeded with weight loss through Weight Watchers. This app is a compliment to the IRL diet. It helps you track your weight, add recipes to your Recipe Builder and lets you post pictures and share stories to the Weight Watchers community. This app is a must for any who follows the Weight Watchers regime and who wants accountability and emotional support.
Rise is so much more than an app; it’s a personal nutrition coach right at your fingertips. You and your coach work together daily to ensure that you’re reaching your weight loss goals. All you have to do is send photos of your meals and exercise to your coach, your coach “pinpoints the problem spots” and then your coach gives you daily support to push you further. Rise has hundreds of testimonials from people who have lost 20, 30, 40+ because of their Rise coach. This app is great for people who don’t mind spending a little extra money to see true results. (Rise has a money-back guarantee.)
My Food Diary ($9/month)
My Food Diary is hailed as one of the best calorie counter apps due to its database of over 100,000 food items. It also helps you know if you’re getting the right amount of nutrition such as fiber and calcium. If you exercise, you can also calculate calories burned. This app is great for people who like traditional calorie counting.