Losing weight is no small feat so you need all the help you can get. Sadly, not all of us can afford to splurge on a dietician or a personal trainer to help us with our goal. Luckily, we live in the 21st century and the Internet and smartphones have made it easy to for us to turn our phones into free trainers through apps. Choose from these seven free apps for your partner/coach in shedding those extra pounds.
Noom Coach: Weight Loss Plan
With its food database, Noom Coach can do the calorie-count of your food intake. After tracking the food you consume, it will give you recommendations on how to change for a healthier lifestyle that will help you lose weight. It also encourages you to join groups where members have the same struggles on their weight loss journey.
With this app, you can use your mobile’s camera to achieve that weight goal you’ve always wanted. By following workout videos, this app can tell if you’re able to keep up with your workout using the camera of your device. It also has a real-time feedback, so you will be advised immediately if you need to improve your performance.
This app will help you create a personal weight plan with a specific weight goal together with total wellness and fitness. Lose It app is able to track down your calorie-count by having a food database where you can use for searching. It also creates a community where people can share tips and food recipes to other users to help them lose weight. This app is available in mobile and computer, as well.
Having a hard time which food to include on your diet? Fooducate will help you track down the food that you don’t need on your diet. It will save you a lot of time in researching through the internet. All you need to do is scan the barcode of the food with this app and it will show you the calorie count, processing technique, and amount of excess sugar that it contains.
This app is best for those who run, jog, or ride a bike to lose weight. It will track your route using Google maps and you can compare if ever you make progress from your last run or ride. By creating an account, your friends can see the progress you’ve been making. There’s also an update available which includes a special Polar heart rates monitor.
Upon installing this app, it will ask for your weight, height, goal weight, and lifestyle to give recommendations on how your weight loss plan would be. It will also give you goals for each month which will serve as motivation for the user. It can also give nutritional information from food and can access calorie count. You can also access this app in your computer.
Nike+ Training Club
By selecting your specific fitness goal, this app will choose easy-to-follow workout plans. There are more than 100 workouts installed in this app created by Nike master trainers that will help everyone achieve their weight goal. This is the perfect app for beginners because each workout comes with a video tutorial, so they won’t be left trying to figure out how to execute the exercises.
Love tracking everything you do? This app is for you. Argus will track if you change speed or elevation in running, jogging, riding a bicycle, or even walking. The best thing about it is you don’t need to click the app, it will just stay in the background of your phone. This app will show you fun and colorful charts of the progress in your activities.
Choosing between varieties of food in town is not that easy, especially if you’re on a strict diet. With this app, you just have to state your location and what you want to eat (dietary restrictions, cuisine, ingredients, and type of dish), then the app will show different food places to choose from where they offer what you are craving for.
This app is designed for busy people who doesn’t have time to go to the gym but wants to lose weight. You can choose the style of exercise that you want to try and it will show different high-intensity bodyweight workouts that you can do in a couple of minutes. Their workouts come in high-quality videos and a countdown clock to track down how many more reps you have to do.
With these applications, losing weight not just become easier for people, but it also created a community around the world where people have the same struggles and goals. It helps these people to motivate each other and achieve their goals at the same time.
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