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5 Best Weight-Loss Apps for the New Year

Since losing weight is one of the 10 most popular New Year’s resolutions, here are five of the most popular weight-loss apps in the Apple, Android and BlackBerry markets, some of which are additionally available for iPad, to get you revved up and ready to embrace a healthier you this 2012 year.

1. Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal
Available for: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry
Cost: Free

 

 

 

 

With a simple and clean user interface, it’s easy to navigate between days and meals to monitor and track calories. A daily summary with net calorie count lists nutrient goals, not just calories, so it encourages an overall healthy diet. For those on-the-go, a convenient built-in bar code scanner works with nationally well-known and obscure branded packaged foods. No matter what kind of day you have, the app always lends an encouraging note.

2. MyNetDiary Calorie Counter PRO
Available for: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry
Cost: $3.99

 

 

 

 

With MyNetDiary Calorie Counter PRO, you can document all the regulars, food consumption and exercise. The app also lets you track your water intake, body measurements, vitamins and medications, hours of sleep, daily steps, and blood pressure to make sure you get an encouraging “thumbs-up” for accomplishing feats such as burning calories through exercise or staying below your daily calorie target.

3. Lose It!
Available for: iPhone
Cost: Free

 

 

 

 

Use this clean and streamlined app to gage how many calories you have consumed, burned and have left to spare for the day to reach your health goals. “Motivators” allow you to set up reminders to log your meals, get e-mail reports, and share progress on social media pages.

4. SparkPeople Diet & Food Tracker
Available for:
iPhone, Android, BlackBerry
Cost: Free

 

 

 

 

This highly personalized app lends positive messages such as “The more you exercise, the more calories you burn!” You’ll have amino to keep trekking after calculating daily totals and goals for calories, carbs, fat and protein when the app estimates the date by which you’ll reach your goal weight if you stick to the plan.

5. Tap & Track Calorie Counter
Available for: iPhone
Cost: $3.99

 

 

 

 

For those who have a general idea of what they’re consuming, this app is an offline  “quick add” for calories and exercise. The Tap & Track Calorie Counter app features a cool slot machine–style display of your remaining calorie budget when you add food or exercise

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