Must-Have Free Apps to Help You Lose Weight (and Keep It Off For Good)

 

Just about everyone these days wants nothing more out of life than health, wealth, and … well, thinness! That’s why the populace these days are attempting diet fad after diet fad, crash-course dieting and exercising, and popping pills to make them skinnier. Some even go a drastic route and try liposuction to obtain that perfect bod.

Well, money can’t buy you happiness, and it also isn’t entirely necessary to help you get fit and lose weight naturally. All it takes is discipline, a proper diet, exercise, and some good ol’ fashioned motivation!

That’s where your buddy the iPhone comes in. How so? Well, we’ve found some excellent apps out there that will help you get fit, lose weight, and keep that weight off. And the best part? These apps are F-R-E-E, free!

Lose It!Lose It! is an excellent app that will soon be your bff when it comes to losing weight. This app logs the food you eat and the exercise activities you do, making it easy to see which foods affect your caloric budget the most and which physical activities help in decreasing your caloric intake. Think you’ll forget to log in? No problem! Lose It! will remind you when to log in your activities and meals. It will also allow you to share your progress on your favorite social media networks!

Endomondo Sports Tracker – This app, which is available for the Android, iPhone, and Blackberry, is designed for runners, bikers, and anyone who works out outside of the gym. Endomondo Sports Tracker uses GPS to track your routes and records them. It also gives you a Google Maps view, workout history, and your lap times. You can even get motivation and pep talks from your friends and notifications each time you run a mile.

Eat This, Not That!, The Game – Ready for a fun, addicting game that will help you make better choices in the future? Then you’re ready for Eat This, Not That!, the game! This app, which is available for iPhone, shows you two similar products, and you simply guess which one is more nutritious for you and less fatty. It can help you make better choices when you go out to eat with your friends. You’ll be glad you played this game!

Daily BurnAre you beginning to exercise and aren’t sure how much power you need in your workout routines? Then get your iPhone out now and download this app! Daily Burn lets you view professionally-written wellness and exercise articles, and will also allow you to track workouts and your weight. You can even create your own weight goals!

Calorie Counter MyNetDiaryWe all know that the most effective way to lose weight involves behavioral changes, exercising, and a proper, nutritious diet. This app, which is available for Android and iPhone, is by far the most powerful nutrition aid that you can have on your smart phone. It tracks your exercise and your caloric and nutritional intake. The app also provides you with graphs and charts that show you how far you’ve come in your weight-loss journey. Calorie Counter MyNet Diary is super easy to use. Oh, and you can also scan the bar code of nearly any packaged food or type the first few letters of a meal’s name to search the app’s 420,000-food database.

Nike Training ClubHave you ever wanted to exercise under the guidance of a personal trainer but don’t have the dough (or feel too awkward) to do it? Enter Nike Training Club! This iPhone app gives you dozens of workouts from Nike’s professionals, celebrity trainers, pro athletes, and many more. It considers your requirements and abilities and then picks the right exercises for you! Oh, and it’s specifically designed just for you ladies out there!

Fooducate Nutrition ScannerEver been confused by food labels? Never know what’s healthy and what’s not? Fear no more! Fooducate Nutrition Scanner for Android and iPhone will dispel all the confusion you may have when it comes to confusing food labels! This app scans a food’s UPC and “grades” your food and lets you know if there are any components to the food that you should concern you (such as high sodium levels). It even goes above and beyond and gives you healthier alternatives for you to choose. This is a great addition to your nutrition plan!

So what are you waiting for? Get out there, download these awesome apps, and get fit today! While you’re at it, be sure to check us here at Bodacious Cases out on our Facebook page and Twitter page. We will be coming out with a case to protect your app-filled phone in the near future!

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with These 8 Amazing Apps!

The new year has finally come, and resolutions have been made while clinks of wine glasses and noisemakers sounded at midnight on Sunday. Unfortunately, more than 75% of resolutions will fall by the wayside throughout the year, and many resolutions don’t live past January.

Fortunately, there are many new apps out there that can help us all keep our resolutions throughout the whole year. Check out these 8 bodacious apps and find the one that suits your needs!

Resolve to Lose Weight (and Keep it Off) – One of the most common New Year’s resolutions made is losing weight and getting fit. But if you’re lacking in a plan, a journal, and motivation, sad to say, but your ship will sink in no time. Luckily, there are apps out there that can help you get and stay in shape easily! Nike Training Club is a FREE app that offers easy-to-learn exercise routines, which are detailed step-by-step based on your own weight loss goal. You can even receive tips from celebrity trainers!

Lose It! is another excellent app that will soon be your bff. This app logs the food you eat and the exercise activities you do, making it easy to see which foods affect your caloric budget the most and which physical activities help in decreasing your caloric intake. And before you say that you’ll forget to log in, Lose It! will remind you when to log in your activities and meals. It will also allow you to share your progress on your favorite social media networks!

Resolve to Eat More Healthily – Who DOESN’T want to eat more healthily? But then again, in our busy society, who has the TIME to eat more healthily? And with the persuasive nature of advertising saying that such-and-such is healthy or this food will help you reduce your cholesterol and so on, how on earth can we know which foods are ACTUALLY good for us? Well, as they say, there’s an app for that! Fooducate is an awesome app that gives you the letter grade for a product, the calories per serving, any warnings, and alternatives to a product before you buy it in the grocery store!! All you have to do is scan the barcode of an item and voila! Results! This app makes eating healthily easier AND more fun! You may never visit your local McDonald’s ever again!

Resolve to Learn Something New – If you want to learn a new language this year, then here’s a great app for you! Learn a language with Michel Thomas will help you learn a new language and stay committed to learning it. It also helps you learn the natural way, not simply through repetition and memorization. Currently, you can learn French, German, Italian, and Spanish on this app, and while it’s free to download, you must pay per lesson. Learn the fun way, and soon enough you’ll be impressing your significant other when you order dinner in Italian at the hottest Italian restaurant in the city!

Resolve to Kick the Habit – Quitting a bad habit is a common New Year’s resolution, and the app Quitter can help you do just that! It helps you quit any addiction through motivation by showing you how far you’ve gone and how much money you’ve saved by not indulging in your addiction. And this doesn’t just apply to drinking and smoking – this app can help you break ANY addiction, including eating candy, watching too much t.v., and anything else you want to give up! You can also keep track of how long you’ve gone without your addiction (and how much money you’ve saved) by entering the date you stopped and how much you would’ve spent on it. Finally, an app that helps you to SEE the benefits of quitting!

Resolve to Manage Your Money – Christmas is notoriously a time that breaks the budget, and for some people, that’s a huge no-no. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to keep track of your finances… until now. Mint is a safe, secure app that will help you manage your money. It asks you to add you financial information, including your credit card information and bank accounts, and it will automatically push information from these accounts and track your spending! And get this – it also takes into account how much money is left in your account and can create a budget for you AND it can remind you to pay your bills on time! This app is a must-have for financial betterment!

 

Resolve to Help Others – Many times, we want to reach out and help others, but it can prove to be difficult to find. Catalista helps you find great non-profits near you that you can volunteer your time to. It finds non-profits based on what you like to do, your location, and your availability. And better yet, you can share opportunities to help the non-profits on Facebook and through email!

 

Resolve to Get Organized – Who doesn’t want to get organized? The app Evernote can help you get organized quickly and efficiently! It manages notes, ideas, pictures, and recordings, and it also instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or PC. You can “favorite” certain notes, and the text within your notes is searchable!

So what are YOUR New Year’s resolutions? Which apps do you plan to use? Tell us on our Facebook fan page or on our Twitter page! Have a bodacious new year, and stay strong in keeping your resolutions!