Best Apps for Weight Loss

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Get Moving

Form a virtual running team and track your runs using your smartphone's GPS with RunKeeper.

 

Price: Free

 

Available on: iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 and Symbian

Photo Credit: Courtesy of RunKeeper

Count Your Calories

Stay accountable by tracking your food intake using My Net Diary.

 

Price: $3.99 on iPhone and Android, $9.99 on iPad, free on Blackberry but requires a membership

 

Available on: iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry

Stay Motivated

Your friends can cheer you on while you run by liking or commenting on your status with Nike+ GPS App.

 

Price: $1.99

 

Available on: iPhone 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Nike

Stick to Your Diet Plan

Use Tap & Track to shop for and follow your favorite diet, whether it be Atkins, South Beach, or Protein Power.

 

Price: $3.99

 

Available on: iPhone, iPod and iPad

Photo Credit: Nanobit Software

Find Support

You'll find motivation in your friends' weight loss success stories with My Fitness Pal.

 

Price: Free

 

Available on: iPhone, iTouch, iPod, iPad, Android devices, Blackberry devices and Windows 7 devices

Find Time to Exercise

Set up a small, manageable goal with Marble Jar.

 

Price: Free

 

Available on: iPhone, Android coming in January

Don't Forget Strength Training

Create a weight lifting routine, schedule and track your sets with Gym Buddy.

 

Price: $2.99

 

Available on: iPhone

 

 

Photo Courtesy of auremar / Shutterstock.com

Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of auremar / Shutterstock.com

Plan Out Your Meals

Don't be tempted by fast foods. Create a meal plan with Food on the Table

 

Price: Free

 

Available on: iTunes, Android devices

Let Your Eyes be the Judge

Snap pictures of what's on your plate before you consume it with The Eatery.

 

Price: Free

 

Available on: iPhone

Keep Those Snacks Healthy

It's a food slot machine. With Shake a Snack, you get over 300 healthy snack recipes.

 

Price: $.99

 

Available on: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Photo Credit: Courtesy of JuggleFit LLC

Get Enough Sleep

Weight loss can be difficult if you're not getting enough shut eye. Track your sleep stats on iHome + Sleep.

 

Price: Free

 

Available on: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Photo Credit: Courtesy of iHome

Build Muscle Tone

Can't afford a personal trainer? Try doing sit-ups with CrunchFu on your chest. It'll give you feedback on your form.

 

Price: $.99

 

Available on: iPhone, iPod Touch

Photo Credit: Courtesy of GymFu.com

Turn Yourself Into a Runner

You'll be ready for your first road race in nine weeks with Couch to 5K.

 

Price: $2.99

 

Available on: iPhone

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Maridav / Shutterstock.com

Photo courtesy of Maridav / Shutterstock.com

Target Core Muscles

Use iMuscle to find exercises that strengthen core muscle groups.

 

Price: $1.99

 

Available on: iPhone, iPad

Photo Credit: Courtesy of iMuscle

Set a Weight Loss Goal

Figure out your weight loss goal and stick to it with Lose It!.

 

Price: Free

 

Available on: iPhone, iPod, Android phones and tablets, the Kindle Fire, and the web

Photo Credit: Courtesy of FitNow, Inc.

Stay on Track While Eating Out

Order smart when eating out with Restaurant Nutrition.

 

Price: Free

 

Available on: iPhone

 

 

Photo courtesy of iofoto / Shutterstock.com

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of iofoto / Shutterstock.com

Pay Attention to What You're Eating

Nutritional information is at your fingertips with LIVESTRONG.com's Calorie Tracker.

 

Price: $2.99

 

Available on: iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Windows phones

Photo Credit: Courtesy of LIVESTRONG.com

Stay Engaged

Designed like a video game, Body Fate will keep you engaged--and toned, using what equipment is available to you.

 

Price: $1.99

 

Available on: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Photo Credit: Max Miceli

Read Labels

Better yet, use your smartphone to scan the barcode and let Fooducate do it for you.

 

Price: Free

 

Available on: iPhone, Android

Drink Tracker

Kick the coffee habit (or the soda) and get some water in your body with Drink Tracker.

 

Price: $.99

 

Available on: iPhone

 

 

 

Jennifer Jeanne Patterson is a freelance writer and author of 52 Fights. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and three children. Find her blog at Unplanned Cooking.

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First Published Mon, 2011-12-19 12:13

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