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Smart Phone Apps for Weight Loss

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: A T-Mobile connected iPhone 5 is shown on display after John Legere, CEO and President of T-Mobile USA made an announcement during an event about new contract pricing on March 26, 2013 in New York City
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As difficult as it is to lose weight nothing can be as discouraging as trying to keep tabs on calories and exercise while juggling a busy lifestyle. While modern advances have been said to be more of hindrance to our waistlines, these days there are many apps that can actually help you reach your fitness goals.

Studies show, that people who count calories are more likely to lose weight and keep it off but calorie counting can be difficult and time consuming, especially if you’re not sure just how many calories are actually in your food. Luckily, if you have a smart phone there’s an app for that!

Some of the most liked free apps include Noom, a simple way to log calories and exercise. It also has a feature that allows you to calculate how many calories you need to eat, or not eat, to reach your goal. It’s easy to use and if a food is not listed in its database you can look it up on line, right from your phone. Lose it! is another simple to use app that helps you track calories in and calories out. Once you put in your info you are ready to record both diet and exercise.

If you’re a calorie buff strictly in need of an application that helps you meet your exercise goals there’s also an app for that! Runtastic is a must have for runners. It can track distance, pace and calculate calories burned.

For an app that can track your workout and share your efforts through social media try Sports Tracker. Most fitness apps can store a plethora of information related to your fitness levels and goals. It’s really up to the user to find the one that works best for their them.

Whether you’re dropping baby weight or training for a 10k or both you can combat the fat with the help of a variety of fitness related applications for your iphone or android. These days if you can think of it, chances are there’s an app for that.


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