Have you been trying to lose weight? these are the best free apps for weight loss.
If you’ve ever actively tried to lose weight, you know how important it is to track your progress. There’s no shortage of options when it comes to weight loss apps. Being able to see how well you’re doing on your device is something that you possibly won’t be able to do manually and diligently, however the apps listed below can help you reach your ideal weight.
The Cronometer app is simple to download and use whether you’re an avid calorie counter or new to active dieting. What makes this app stand out is the amount of nutrient tracking information you can access with a free account. In addition to calories, the app monitors macronutrient goals and provides a nutrient summary including vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, lipids and protein.
If you’re interested in keeping tabs on all of this and more, consider downloading Cronometer. To sign up, you’ll be asked a few introductory questions including your gender, birthday, height and weight. Then you’ll be asked to set a weight goal, enter an email address and create a password.
If you need a community for support, Fooducate may be the best free weight loss app for you. The “Community” tab in the app allows you to see trending and recent posts from other Fooducate users. You can follow and message others on the app or start a discussion by writing a post or sharing a photo. After you’ve downloaded the app, created a free account and answered a few questions about your lifestyle, you’ll be able to see your recommended daily calories and make modifications to your diet plan.
Additionally, the app allows you to change how often you receive motivation notifications to achieve your goals: every meal, once a day, once a week or not at all.
My Diet Coach is a fun way to stay motivated and engaged. While it’s visually aimed more toward female users, there are male avatars and dietary recommendations in the app as well.
After you’ve downloaded My Diet Coach and set up your free account, you’ll be asked to enter your current weight and goal weight. Once you decide on a goal, you’ll be asked to select or enter a reason why you want to achieve your goal. It may be “to feel good about myself,” or “to improve the quality of my life.” Then, you can choose to be reminded of your goal at a time and frequency that works best for you. Your goal weight and reason will also be displayed on the home page of your app alongside your avatar.
Most of the apps on this list will keep track of your weight and help guide you to lose it, but MyNetDiary encourages you to weigh in daily and displays your weekly weight progress on the home page. If losing weight is your main motivator, MyNetDiary may be worth trying out.
Once you’ve downloaded the app and created a free account, you’ll enter some basic information. You can also import it from your phone’s health app. Then, you’ll need to create a goal weight, target date and a weekly weight loss goal.
If you’re looking for a free weight loss app that you can use on the go, Lose It! may be worth your time. It’s fast and easy to set up, and the free features are more than you’ll need to begin tracking your calories, food quality and weight.
Once you download Lose It! and set up your free account, you’ll be able to enter your goal weight. Then, you can indicate how quickly you’d like to reach your goal (by losing 1/2 pound to 2 pounds weekly). From there, you can follow the tutorial to get started or skip it to begin exploring the app’s features on your own.