Top Weight Loss Apps for Your New Year’s Resolution

Monday, December 18, 2017/Categories: Tech Tips & Gadgets

The start of a new year always brings a laundry-list of resolutions: “This year I’ll be more organized, stay on top of laundry, cook more meals, find a better home internet service deal, work out every day, etc.” But by the end of January, most of us lose interest in our new habits and go back to our last-year ways. If weight loss is one of your goals for 2018, you don’t have to go it alone – your smartphone can help! There are dozens of weight loss apps to help you track calories, log workouts, and stay motivated, and we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites.


If you want to go beyond just counting calories, the Fooducate app helps you by rating the foods you’re eating based on their nutritional value, evaluating added sugar, trans fats, additives and preservatives, and other things left off of traditional nutrition labels. With recipes, diet tips, and an interactive community of like-minded users, you’re never more than a few taps away from a motivating reminder to stay on track.


One of the most popular weight loss apps due to its ease of use and ability to sync with other fitness programs, MyFitnessPal is an easy-to-use solution to help you reach your 2018 weight loss goals. It has a database of more than 6 million foods, and you can just scan the label of what you’re eating to add the nutritional information to your daily plate. You can set goals for calorie intake, exercise, and macronutrients (the ratio of fats, carbohydrates, and protein in your diet) to personalize your experience to your specific dietary needs. It really will become your best friend along your weight loss journey.


While eating healthfully is a large part of losing weight, exercising and keeping active is equally important. Aaptiv is a personal trainer right in your earbuds, offering audio-based workouts that you can do at home, at the gym, or while traveling with little or no equipment. The high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are designed to help you maximize your calorie burn in a short amount of time—you can choose from strength training, cardio workouts for the treadmill, bike, or road, and stretching for your off days. The best part: each workout comes with a playlist that’s guaranteed to get your heart pumping and keep you moving.

Weight loss can be your reality for 2018 with the help of these and other apps designed to keep you accountable, give you a complete picture of what you’re putting into your body, and help you find new and exciting ways to get moving.

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