When it comes to weight loss, it’s all about the journey. Which is probably what makes it so difficult! But, technology has come to rescue us from our own diet self-sabotage.
Everything we need to reach our weight loss goals is actually already at our fingertips. From calorie counters and food journals, to on-demand personal trainers, there’s always an app for that.
Here are our favorite 12 health and fitness apps that you can download today, for free:
Calorie Counters & Diet Trackers
Lose It (FREE)
If you prefer visuals over numerical data, Lost It is perfect for you. This is a calorie counting app to help track your calorie input vs calorie output. It’s the best app to actually visualize how your weight loss goals are coming.
The MyFitnessPal mobile app serves as your on-the-go food journal. It boasts the world’s largest nutrition and calorie database, featuring over 5 million foods. No more guessing!
Fitter Fitness (FREE)
The Fitter Fitness calculator and weight tracking app features a daily weight tracker, BMI, BMR, and Body Fat percentage calculators. Fitter Fitness’ super simple interface and display makes tracking your weight loss journey easier than ever.
HealthyOut is a must-have for anyone who enjoys the occasional restaurant meal. With this healthy restaurant nutrition guide, you can quickly locate and order healthy dishes, wherever you are. No matter how strict your diet, HealthyOut has filters that allow you to find exactly what you’re craving.
Apps to Feel the Burn
Nike + Training Club (FREE)
Want a personal trainer for your workouts? Can’t afford it? This app will have to do. Set your mp3s to sync with a training routine programmed for you based on your level of fitness and the intensity/length of the workout. Everything you need to set up a gym at home!
Another app that brings personal trainers to everyone, with Fitnet, you just set a goal, find an exercise at your level, and see real-time calorie burning statistics. Plus, it does all of that in just 5 minutes, wherever you are.
Human is focused on getting users to move for 30 minutes, every single day. With this app, you can track your daily active minutes, distance traveled, and the number of calories you’ve burned.
Hot5 Fitness (FREE)
Want quick workout videos designed by top personal trainers? Look no further than Hot5 Fitness. Every workout is carefully crafted by a world-class personal trainer and leaves metabolism’s supercharged. Or if you want a challenge, take a peak at our 12 week IdealShape Up Challenge (includes nutrition and workouts).
Runtastic Six Pack (FREE)
Dreaming of a six pack, but not sure of how to get there? Runtastic Six Pack is a ‘personal six pack trainer in your pocket.’ It features over 50 HD tutorial videos to help you realize the flat stomach and overall fitness you’ve always wanted.
Healthy & Fitness-Focused Community Apps
Get the support you need to reach your fitness goals by tapping into the vibrant, supportive community on PumpUp. On this app, you can share photos of your fitness journey, log activities, and engage with millions of users that are working to live a healthy lifestyle.
The Cody mobile app combines video-based training from the world’s top coaches with an active, fitness-focused community of users. Log your workouts, keep notes, and track your stats, all from one application.
What mobile app is your favorite to track your weight loss progress? We’d love to hear about it!
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