Top 8 | Best Weight Loss Apps for iPhone

It’s still that time of year when New Year’s resolutions are being maintained and inspired individuals flock to the local gym in order to shed a few of those festive pounds. Fitness and weight loss apps are these days popular to the point of distraction, as are the different fitness accessories that you can find, such as activity trackers and the like. Most of these tend to vary in what they offer, from those that are designed for planning and sticking to a workout regime, with added motivation along the way, to those that are specifically for weight loss and eating healthily. Fooducate is slightly different in that it looks to educate you on what you’re purchasing in the supermarket, rather than acting as a straight calorie counter app. There are others such as MyFitnessPal that look to do both, both allowing the user to count the calories that they take on with each meal and also tracking their workout activities. We recently took a bunch of these apps out for a spin in order to work out the best weight loss apps on the iPhone, and here is the result!

4. Pact (Free)

Pact

Pact is among the free weight loss apps available at present and is designed with a unique selling point in mind when it comes to motivation. Put simply, the app allows you to earn money by competing so called packs related to working out or eating healthily. If you want to eat more vegetables for example, then you simply set yourself a task and then get your success approved by the Pact community by submitting photo evidence. You can then earn between $0.30 and $5 a week! – Download from iTunes

3. Fooducate (Free)

As mentioned at the outset, there are obviously lots of different facets of weight loss apps, from those that offer a workout regime to those that help you to diet by counting calories. One app that stands slightly apart from this is Fooducate, which simply seeks to educate its users as to the real nature of the food you are eating and the products you are ingesting on a day to day basis. This is broken down to give each thing you scan a rating, so you know if it’s good or bad for you. You can then use the app to scan barcodes as you drop items into your shopping trolley, ensuring that the items you buy are good for you. It’s surprising when using the app just how many things I had been previously eating and thought were healthy, but which are actually not that good for you after all. While Fooducate won’t directly help you to lose weight, it is a great way to open your eyes and improve your eating habits. – Download from iTunes

2. MyFitnessPal (Free)

MyFitnessPal is these days something of an institution, with millions of users worldwide. The app works its butt off, for lack of a better word, so that you will feel more inclined to do so yourself. The stats page is very cleanly designed and easy enough to read, even for the most basic of users or beginners when it comes to working out. As mentioned above, MyFitnessPal is one of those weight loss apps that looks to do it all, not only when it comes to calorie counting and meal tracking but also when it comes to exercising and maintaining some kind of workout routine. – Download from iTunes

1. Lose It! (Free)

LoseIt

As straight weight loss apps go, I think that Lose It! is perhaps the most direct and also the most effective in many ways. It’s an excellent way to manage the calories you take on board every day, giving you a basic budget and then tracking your progress when it comes to spending that budget, ensuring that you are not taking on too many calories. The database for entering foods is fairly comprehensive, though the whole process of adding the things you’ve eaten can be arduous – especially if there’s guilt involved! I love the My Day screen, though, with its easy to read ring display that shows just how many calories under your budget you are. The planning feature is also great, since you can look to the future and even challenge yourself by looking at the many different community challenges that are available. – Download from iTunes

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