Best Weight Lose & Healthy Living Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Big Ells, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Big Ells macrumors 6502

    Big Ells

    Jul 16, 2010
    London, UK
    Right I've hit a point in my life where I need to get slimmer, fitter and healthier but I'm useless at these things.

    Already started training 3 times a week but its the rest of the time I struggle!

    Can anyone recommend any good apps to help me with my goals?

  2. Frasern1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    North Carolina
    I like using the whole Garmin Connect website and app for my phone, it is mainly to track cardio activities though. It works best too when you have a Garmin watch. I love it though.
  3. icewing macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    St Louis
    I've been using the LiveStrong app to track what I eat, and have dropped from 210 lbs to 195 from August 1 to October 13. I'm 6'2" and 51. You select how much you want to drop each week, enter your height, weight, and activity level. It gives you a recommended number of calories per day, and has a large database of foods already so you don't have to enter everything. Be advised that some of the foods have incorrect or out of date calorie counts, but if you pay attention it soon becomes very easy to track. You can also create your own meals, for example, I typically have a waffle with peanut butter, and some flavored creamer in my coffee each morning - so I set up a meal for that breakfast, and don't have to enter each item. The Livestrong site has some great forums to look through if you're new to this as I am.

    Don't forget to drink plenty of water each day!

    Also, I use Runkeeper to track my jogging. I like it a lot; another similar one is iMapMyRun. Runkeeper lets you select a playlist to listen to, and you can also choose Coaching, for example I set up the workouts from the Couch to 5K program (week 1, 5 minute brisk walk warmup, then run for 1 minute, brisk walk for 1.5 minutes, repeat 6 more times). The app will voice prompt you with "beep - next interval, 1 minute, Fast", etc. You can also turn on or off other voice prompts for distance, time, pace... Your workouts are logged and the GPS shows where you went, you can review and see your pace at different times. Recommend you turn off wifi when you're using it so the GPS is more accurate.

    Good luck!


    Also the LiveStrong site itself is frequently updated with lots of articles on fitness, nutrition, weight loss, and more.
  4. Big Ells thread starter macrumors 6502

    Big Ells

    Jul 16, 2010
    London, UK
    Will deffo try the live strong app did look at it.
    Thanks :D
  5. booyaga macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2011
    i have used calorie counter since august 1...

    i have lost 65 lbs since then....

    just remember that it's not the app that will make you lose the weight, it's only up to you....

    it's nice to keep track of how many calories that you intake during the course of the day and also how many calories that you burn doing different activities
  6. cathlabnurse macrumors newbie


    Oct 25, 2011
    I have iMapMyWalk, TargetWeight, and MyFitnessPal..... so here goes!!
  7. Polekat macrumors 6502


    Jul 13, 2010
  8. reebzor macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    I have a free 5K runner app. It works off the Couch to 5k program that will get you started running up to and including running a full 5k. I did the whole program and actually ran a 5k, couldn't believe it.

    Also use Loseit! for tracking calories. I'm 40lbs down so far, still going!
  9. Davydd macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    I use Tap&Track. After looking at them all, I decided this one suited me the best. You can customize and input your vitals of height, starting weight and age, track your weight, set a weight loss goal, track your calories, track your exercise to convert to calories, and sync to a website so you can view data on your computer. It has an extensive database of foods, including restaurant foods and specific brands. It tracks your favorite foods so you can quickly add them. You can create custom recipes and save them.
  10. Big Ells thread starter macrumors 6502

    Big Ells

    Jul 16, 2010
    London, UK
    I've been using the Daily Burn for a few days now and quite like it, can add any foods that arent in there already. 4 days in and cut my daily calories by 500 :eek:

    I know its not the app that will make me lose weight but its good to keep track of what's going into my system.
  11. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2010
    I use LoseIt! and have lost over 35lbs.

    It helps me track my diet and exercise

    and it's FREE! I also love the online aspect...very great app and I am very grateful for it. :D
  12. Burne Jones macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Test you body fat percentage to see if it is normal, increase the protein and calcium. Eat healthy then you will be healthy. Lower suger, oil.

    I suggest you eat less or don't eat anything except fruit like apple at dinner.

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