Losing weight is often a pretty difficult task and with that said people generally welcome any help they can get. The following list of apps is meant for those who have a weight loss goal that they are working to achieve and are looking for tools that can help them reach their goal, keep them motivated, and offer ideas and tips on how to succeed. Even if you’ve been trying to lose weight without success, these apps may be able to get you back on track.
The best iPhone apps for losing weight
25 Apr 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Looking to lose weight? Not sure what foods to eat in order to drop some pounds? With Suggestic, you’re in luck. Here’s an app that can get you eating healthier, feeling healthier, and losing weight like never before. Suggestic creates a personalized diet for you based on your goals, preferences and restrictions. Additionally, it will learn more about you based on your food choices. Find healthy food items at nearby restaurants, view new recipes and eat better than ever. Lose weight and feel great with Suggestic.
- A pocket nutrition coach that will help you lose weight
- Learn what healthy foods to eat
- A personalized diet based on your goals and restrictions
- Access to over 1 million recipes
- View health foods from nearby restaurants
If your goal is to lose weight, improve your lifestyle, or get more fit overall, Lark can help. The app tracks your exercise, sleep, and food intake while providing advice and motivation. You get
personal guidance and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have a wireless scale, Apple Watch, or other wearable, the app will link to it for more metrics and feedback from your coach. If you don’t want the Pro features there is a basic membership that is free that includes the tracking and some coaching. The Pro package adds in nutrition coaching, calorie logging, and more.
- Activity and sleep tracker
- Track your food intake
- Personalized nutrition plan
- 24-7 coaching
- Free with in-app purchases for Pro features
If you’re the type who has to weigh every day, but can get discouraged by the ups and downs of the scale, this app, Happy Scale, is for you. It takes all your weight amounts and smooths them out so you can see your weight journey’s trends. See what you’re actually losing each week, with a slow and steady loss. Use this app along with there health apps. You can see predictions about what you’ll weigh in the future based on current trends, and you can set goals for ourself based on realistic expectations.
- No more plateaus
- Smooths out your weight ups and downs
- See what you’re actually losing
- Works along with other health apps
- Free with in-app purchase
One of the best ways to achieve your weight loss goal is by tracking your progress so you stay motivated and start to see what works for you. The Fitocracy app acts as a personal fitness coach and an exercise log. It’s meant to be a one-stop solution so you don’t have to download multiple apps. Not only will you be able to track your workouts, create routines and circuits, plus save them but you will also be joining the community so you can chat with others who are sharing similar goals. This app can be customized and then your data is able to be exported/imported.
- Your own workout coach
- Track your workouts
- Save circuits and routines
- Join the community and speak to others with like goals
- This one can be customized
- Export/import the information
If running is your method of choice for weight loss then the Running for Weight Loss is a great app to download. This one claims to be able to provide you with the tips and information you need to "slim down" in just eight weeks. The app comes with interval training programs that have been created for weight loss. The plan is laid out over two months and requires working out three days a week. The interval training includes moments of sprinting, running, and walking. The app supports the iWatch and you can choose your level of difficulty. These plans can be used inside and outside.
- A premade plan to help you slim down in eight weeks
- Choose your difficulty level
- The app supports the iWatch
- There are a number of added features and tools
- The plans can be used indoors and outdoors
Keeping track of the amount of calories you consume in the day can be confusing if you don't have the right tools. The iTrackBites app has been created for those who want to track their calorie consumption especially if you want to try to lose weight. The app assigns your food a food score so that you know what areas you are lacking in and which areas you need to hold back the calories from. All you have to do is enter in a food or scan the bar code on the item in order to get its score. The app even provides you with reward stickers meant to motivate you and let you know when you’re doing well.
- Track your calories
- Get a food score assigned to each item
- Get rewarded with stickers for doing a good job
- The app comes preloaded with more than one million items that support barcode scanning
Here's an app that is specifically made for women who are looking to lose weight in an engaging and fun way. This app makes it possible to track your steps, workouts, weight, and diet plus you can program in reminders. On top of the tracking tools there are weight loss articles and tips to explore that will help to get you on the path to meeting your goals. The discussion forums are a great place to get ideas, advice, and ask questions of the community members. The user interface is cool and sleek and incredibly simple to move through.
- Keep track of a variety of things
- There are discussion forums for advice and ideas
- The user interface is cool and modern
- This one is made specifically for women
- There are articles to read
It's time to take control over your weight loss journey with the Lose It! app. This one provides a weight loss program that could be exactly what you need. Go ahead and set your goals and then start tracking such things as your sleep, hydration, foods you’ve eaten, weight, steps, body fat, exercise, nutrients, measurements, and now. When you download the app you will need to enter in your personal information since this app takes a customized approach. You can store recipes within the app, plan out your meals, and input foods with ease thanks to the extensive food database. The notes tool is perfect as a diary of your journey.
- Keep track of all kinds of items
- Enter in foods quickly thanks to the extensive food database
- Store recipes in the app
- Keep a journal of your journey with the notes tool
Here's a fun way to go about your weight loss - place a bet on what you're capable of it, reach that goal, and earn a little money for it. That is the premise behind the DietBet app that features two different styles of games. There is the transformer where you will be working to lose 10% of your weight in six months, and the kickstarter where you need to lose 4% of your weight in four weeks. You'll be playing the weight loss game with a bunch of other people. At the end of the game whoever has met their weight loss goal will get to split the pot. Along the way you can post updates, submit your weigh-in, share messages to motivate the group, check out tips and photos, and so much more.
- Place your weight loss bet and win money if you succeed
- Read tips and share motivation
- Submit your weigh in’s
Here's another app created specifically for women who are on a quest to lose weight. This app works as your own personal weight loss coach providing you with guidelines, motivation, reminders, quotes, tips, and more. Of course the app is also ideal for tracking a variety of items. If you suffer from food cravings the app has its’ own way of helping you through it and getting past the bump. This one supports the iWatch and the Apple Health app. Keep track of your calories, emotional eating, water intake, your weight, and more.
- Keep track of a variety of information
- The app supports the iWatch and the Apple Health app
- Get motivational tips, information, and guidelines to help you out
- The app user-friendly
- Set up reminders through the app
- Keep track of your water intake
Part of the weight loss experience is to learn about how to be healthier in general and make better food choices. The Fooducate app helps users not only lose weight but learn about what they're eating and how it affects them. It’s really a change in your lifestyle, which the app recognizes and feeds into. Through this app you'll be able to track your exercise, the foods you eat, and be part of a community of users. The community is a great place to go for help, advice, and inspiration as you'll quickly find out. As well the app provides users with healthy food suggestions so that you always know what you should be trying to include in your daily diet.
- Learn about the food you eat and how you can make healthier choices
- Track the foods you eat
- Get motivation and advice from the community of users