The gentleman who successfully lost 96 pounds using a smartphone weight loss app is interviewed in the video from 13WHAM. The WHAM reporter (Adam Chodak) reveals at the end of the video story that the poor fellow was consuming about 3900 calories per day – an important fact that the man had missed! Like the trainer also featured in the video says ‘you have to take in fewer (calories) than your output’. Our gentleman concerned with his weighty problem reached a reading of 337 (pounds) on the scale. The report states that he then loaded the free app Lose It! on his smartphone.
Lose It counts those calories consumed so you don’t have to track them yourself. The features and goals of the app would appear to be perfect for those interested in this very personal issue. To access the app you need to enter some details on your weight goals. Lose It is available on iTunes. It’s also available on Amazon.com. Of course it is also available on Google Play for your Android device. Lose It is a highly rated app with few detractors - you may find several reviews by searching on the internet.
Vitabot appeared to be the app of choice for the trainer featured in the video. Vitabot describes itself as ‘online meal planning’. Upon viewing the video demo we can understand the trainer’s enthusiasm for Vitabot. It appears to have great detail on your nutritional needs/suggestions. It lacks the graphics of the Lose It app but that hardly matters. Vitabot appears to be operating as a near artificial intelligence. Vitabot is available free as an iTunes app and as an Android app from Google Play. The permissions on Google Play seem to suggest that these are not “malicious apps”.
Not discussed in the video story is the USDA program Super Tracker. Super Tracker appears to offer all ways of monitoring your health, weight, nutrition and more. With Super Tracker you may either submit your personal profile for your own plan or opt for the general plan. The plan will outline nutritional and calorie intakes for the standard 2000 calorie/day diet. Also included is the suggested 150 minutes of physical activity per week. We can’t guarantee that you will experience a weight loss of 100 pounds average. Before attempting a weight loss program we suggest you contact your health provider(s)!