An App a Day Keeps the Fitness Monster Away!

Weight loss apps are a dime a dozen and 99¢ in the app store. Have a smart phone? Here are a couple of helpful apps to help you reach your goal.

Isn't he so cute?Weightbot is a helpful little fellow and has become my personal favorite weigh-in app. Just enter your weight daily and see your trends get plotted on a eye-pleasing graph. You can set weight gain/loss goals, check your BMI, watch your progress, and view interesting analytical data about your weight changes. The app is brilliantly brought to us by TapBots.

He’s just so cute with those blue eyes staring at you, staring deep into your soul, making you compelled to tell him the truth. He’s helpful too. Just a quick toggle on the scale and he records your weight. Rotate your phone and he presents you with all these pretty graphs:

Weightbot screenshots

The only thing it’s missing is a push-notification reminder, but that’s hardly a complaint. Weightbot is a must-have even with the price tag of $1.99. You download it in iTunes here.

Livestrong.com's My PlateLiveStrong.com’s My Plate app is the perfect calorie tracker.  It has an ever-expanding database of more than 1.3 million foods for nutritional information including fat, sugar, carbohydrates, cholesterol and more. It syncs with multiple devices and the livestrong.com website. Let me tell you, syncing with the livestrong.com website is awesome. It connects you to a community, presents awesome graphs of your data, and makes the tedious task of calorie counting like a game. You get achievements and everything.

My Plate's interface

It’s got a ticket price of $2.99 – but if you’ve got the three bucks to spare, it might make all the difference. You can download the full version here. Other calorie counting apps are not nearly as organized. There are some free ones out there though, so if the three bucks is breaking the bank, I would recommend the lite version of MyPlate – it’s ad supported and does not include synchronization between devices or with livestrong.com.

Have a suggestion for an app? Leave it below in comments, and we’ll check it out!

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