Top Weight Loss Apps

With increased use of mobile phones and devices it only makes sense that weight loss apps are springing up everywhere! If you own a mobile device why not take advantage of tracking your weight loss efforts while on the go.
Below is a rundown on some of the top weight loss apps available today.

Thin Cam
This weight loss app retails for $0.99 and is a way to maintain your food diary no matter where you are. The neat thing about this app is that it allows you to take a photo of your plate of food. So you end up with a daily photo food journal.
If you want more help from a nutritionist you can join Thin Cam and pay a monthly fee. This gets you personalized attention from a nutritionist. They will look at your eating habits and make recommendations and come up with a healthy eating plan for you.

Eat This Not That
Have you ever found yourself wondering what to eat? You are trying to make healthy choices but you can’t figure out what foods to swap that are healthier. The Eat This Not That app solves this problem for you.
This app currently costs $4.99 and provides users with thousands of easy food swap choices. The app also contains a calorie counter and personalized weight loss plans.
The Eat This Not That app has over 13,000 food choices and 10,000 grocery products are listed.

5K Runner: Start running C25K (couch to 5K) app
This app will get you training to run a 5K. You train for 35 minutes three times a week for eight weeks. The training program runs on an interval training basis with each interval slowly increasing. You have an audio coach that guides you along the way.
Currently selling for $0.99

Jillian Michaels Slim-Down Solution – Diet, Fitness, Exercise Advice
This free app provides you with daily tips, slimming advice and recipes. Plus you get step by step exercise videos and free weekly pod casts. This app has received great reviews and people are enjoying the meal plans.

Nike Training Club
Another great free app. This app provides you with your own mobile personal trainer. The app contains 85 workouts which will help you get that lean and toned body you always wanted.
Nike also provides users with bonus workouts from celebrities’ and professional athletes.
Users rate this app as very motivational!

All-in YOGA HD: 300 Poses & Yoga Classes
This $0.99 app contains over 300 poses with videos and audio guides. Images are in 3D so you can really see how to perform the moves correctly. The app also gives you access to a magazine with recipes.

Boot Camp Challenge
This boot camp challenge will take you through an 18 day boot camp done by a veteran U.S. Army trainer. The boot camp includes cardio, stretching and stretching exercises.

The boot camp challenge app can be purchased for $3.99
Boot Camp App

This great fitness app includes over 1000 exercises for $0.99. Also included are over 45 tailored workout routines. You can easily track your fitness progress and find suitable exercises to add to your daily workout.

The above weight loss apps are just a small selection of the hundreds of apps that are available. If you own any type of mobile device then why not take advantage of technology to really ramp up your weight loss and fitness goals.

How To Use Technology To Help You Lose Weight

It is so easy to embrace new technology when it comes to using our iPhones and iPads. But have you thought about incorporating technology advances into your weight loss and exercise efforts?
If you are serious about losing weight or just exercising then why not keep your food or exercise log online? Even better especially if you are on the run, is to take advantage of the numerous weight loss and fitness apps that are now available. Many of these apps are free to download or cost just a couple of bucks.
No matter what type of mobile phone you have there are certain to be apps for it. Just do a search online for blackberry fitness apps or weight loss apps for droid.
If you don’t own a mobile device, don’t worry, there are plenty of free online exercise and weight loss tools available too.
Many weight loss and exercise sites have free tools that allow you to track your goals and your activity levels. For example you can track yourself walking a certain path regardless of where you live. Just do a search for online walking routes and you can find lots of options for planning a new walking regimen.
It is not just apps and online diaries that are new technology items for weight loss. Many people are now wearing heart rate monitors throughout the day. These monitors are capable of recording how many calories you burn each day. A great way to really maximize your weight loss!
At one time heart rate monitors where big and bulky and had to be attached by a strap around your chest. Today with all the new advances in technology you can purchase heart rate monitors which can be worn as a watch on your leg or on your arm.
Prices vary as well, you can purchase a basic heart rate monitor for around the $20 mark or spend over $100. It really depends on your requirements so look carefully at each monitor before purchasing.
Another great piece of newer technology when it comes to losing weight is using a gaming system such as Wii. It is easy to load up a workout routine and you simply follow along. These types of fitness programs are extremely popular and are fun for the whole family. It might be something worth looking into.
Some of the games include products like Wii Sports and Wii Resorts as well you can find more sports specific games. One of these is the Wii Fit with Balance Board an absolutely wonderful way to get fit using new technology method.