Luckily, our very own Android device can become a weight-loss companion and coach in no time thanks to some great weight-loss applications that are available for this platform.
Noom Weight Loss Coach
Noom Weight Loss Coach is a free Android application that gives you daily tasks so that you can reach your weight-loss goals one step at a time. Motivating as well as educating the user about their food habits, Noom pushes the user to make healthy, positive changes into their lifestyle. Once installed, you get a free, personalized weight-loss plan along with a detailed food log for those who love to watch what they eat.
MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter
MyFitnessPal is one of the best food-logging applications out there for Android. With an accurate calorie-counter and a community to push you towards your goals, this free app has everything you need to lose those extra 10 pounds. The best part about MyFitnessPal, as compared to other food-logging applications, is that it comes with a database of over 2 million kinds of food thus leaving you without excuses.
Endomondo Sports Tracker
If you are an outdoors person the Endomondo is an app that will come in handy. This free application uses GPS to track your location and provide you feedback during your workout. You can monitor the performance of your workout and then post them on your Facebook timeline. Another cool thing this app comes with is that it allows your friends to give you short pre-recorded pep talks so that you keep motivated towards your goals. Endomondo is more suited for those who like to do cycling, hiking, and running a lot.
Adidas miCoach plans to be your personal sports coach. With real time in-ear voice coaching, this free app is suited for any activity be it cardio or strength training. The app also tracks your shoe usage and informs you about your daily workout routine.
Libra Weight Manager
Libra Weight Manager is a free app that lets you track your weight-loss progress in a simple way. With zoomable charts and easy data entries, all this app requires you to do is enter your weight and your weight loss goals. Furthermore, the app also lets you visualize your diet plan on an easy-to-read chart.
BMI Calculator is a simple tool that helps you calculate your Body Mass Index and Waist-to-Height Ratio. For starter, the Body Mass Index is an index for human body fat on the basis of an individual's weight and height. Thus, it is an important stat when it comes to your overall weight-loss goal.
My Diet Coach
The Diet Coach is a free app that motivates you towards your weight-loss goals. By giving you constant reminders about your goals, and also by showing you motivational photos, this app helps you push the extra mile when it comes to weight loss. The app is independent of your diet plan and works for almost anyone. There is a pro version of the app that comes with a diet and meal planner; however, we recommend using it as a simple motivational tool in combination with any of the aforementioned food-logging apps.
Written by: Abhishek, a regular TechSource contributor and a long-time FOSS advocate.