If you are thinking about making your New Year’s resolution to lose weight a reality in 2011, you are not alone! A poll published by Marist College Institute for Public Opinion found that 44 percent of Americans plan to make a New Year’s resolution, and 16 percent of those have resolved to lose weight.
This is no surprise, since a September, 2010 report released by the Brookings Institution revealed that medical-related costs for obese American adults were a shocking 147 billion dollars higher than for adults who maintain a healthy weight.
According to a recent study by Yelp, iPhone use is increasingly beating out web traffic from non-mobile connections, so it stands to reason that one of the newest ways to accomplish your fat loss goals is by using one of the many iPhone apps available. Lest you worry that the app you choose is less than trustworthy, mobihealthnews.com reports that the FDA has begun clearing mobile health applications, including iPhone apps, to be sure that they deliver as promised before being released to the public.
Top Ten Fat Loss Apps To Try
There are many valuable iPhone apps geared toward weight loss – here are ten very popular apps that can help you keep that New Year’s resolution.
If you want to keep track of how many calories you are consuming and burning, Lose It is a great free app to try. You’ll feel motivated when you use the charts it provides, since they show you exactly how far you’ve come with your weight loss goals. If you want, you can even share your progress with friends and family online.
Fast Food Calorie Counter
Although Fast Food Calorie Counter costs 99¢ to install, it can help you make the best choices when you have no other option than to eat fast food. Menu items from favorite fast food restaurants are listed in entirety, so dieters have no choice but to face facts – and prevent themselves from consuming fattening fast food favorites.
2Fat is a body mass index tool that is free with ads, and costs 99¢ without them. Enter your gender, waist measurement, weight, and height to see what your BMI is – and keep checking to see how you are progressing as you lose fat.
Good Food Near You
Find healthier options near your location with this free iPhone app. The app uses your location data to find the leanest food around, no matter where you are.
SparkPeople Diet and Food Tracker
This is a free app from one of the most popular diet and fitness sites in the world. You get a diet plan as well as a fitness tracker with this app.
Keep track of food intake, along with exercise and weight loss with this cool tracker, and monitor vitals like blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar as well. This app costs 99¢ – which is less than a snack!
Although Nutrition Menu normally costs $2.99, it is an excellent source of nutritional information. It includes fat, calorie, fiber and carbohydrate counts for over 79,000 items. Track your daily food intake and calories, too. One of the most attractive features of this iPhone weight loss app is that you need no internet connection to access it once it has been downloaded.
iWatchr is an unofficial Weight Watcher’s app that lets you tally “points” and calculate your daily allowance and intake. You get a food journal and a point slider for 99¢.
iNewLeaf helps users turn over a new leaf and meet fitness goals by providing personalized workout plans, and provides actual calories and fat calories burned once data is entered.
You can record your weight and keep track of it daily if you like and see how your BMI is changing as you lose fat. WeightBot is even password protected to keep your secrets safe. It costs $1.99 in the Apple Store.
With so many iPhone apps to help you on your way, keeping your New Year’s resolution will be easier than ever – and you’ll look and feel fantastic.