It’s ridiculous how many fad diets that are out there. Odds are, if you are overweight and looking to lose some weight, you’ve tried the get skinny quick schemes. There are tons out there, including the paleo diet, the atkins diet, HCG diet, etc. Then there are the ones that people think will work but only harm your body like fasting and liquid diets.
Believe it or not, the best way to lose weight is to eat healthy and exercise. Cut out all that is bad for you and eat low carb foods, low calorie snacks, and rationed meals. Last year, I lost 60lbs by doing just that. I ate 3 meals and 2 small snacks a day and used a cardio workout DVD to help get me into shape. What helped me stay on track the most was being able to log my caloric intake and calories burnt through workouts. So, I’m going to discuss the top weightloss apps that helped me.
This was the most helpful because I could track my calorie intake for the day, calories burned, and scan barcodes to quick logging. This was most helpful to input my weightloss and look at a graph of the pounds lost for a week, month and 3 months. I used this one the most. It also has a bit of a social network on the app and online to connect with others. It also outputs whether or not you have logged in and for how long to help your fellow losers encourage you to keep going.
2. TargetWeight (iOS Only)
This app allows you to enter your weight and goal weight. It’s mostly a BMI calculator but this is on my top weightloss apps list because, simply, it’s an amazing motivator. It also shows you in a graph the fluctuations and loss in weight but what was most important was the little red bubble that showed me how far from my goal weight I was. I loved to watch the number go down and for this reason, I kept it on my home screen to keep me motivated.
Believe it or not, it was a great help. I signed in to the app using only my weightloss “blog”‘s username and followed many weightloss tumblrs. Each day, I’d log in to find many inspirational posts from others trying to lose weight and even made some of my own. It was nice to be a part of a community where I didn’t feel ‘different’.
The point is, losing weight is no easy task. It takes work, determination and motivation. You didn’t put that weight on over night and you certainly won’t lose it over night. The trick is to eat right, drink tons of water, and work out.