Obesity is the major concern in the modern world, especially in developed countries. Obesity raises concerns about some health conditions.  It is one of the risk factors for heart diseases. It is the worsening risk factor for diabetes as well. It raises concern for some cancers in the body as well. This is why regular exercise and proper diet plan are required for a healthy weight.

Weight Loss Apps

Here are listed apps which can help in reducing obesity and hence can improve the health status of an individual:

1. Fitbit

Fitbit app helps you track your physical activity.  Fitbit tracks your exercise habits and activities with a warble device.

Fitbit is a wearable device that measures your activity level. It basically records the number of steps taken, heart rate, how many miles you walked, and how many stairs you climbed.

This app has the following features:

  • Provides a community.
  • Share data with your family and friends.
  • Set alarms and reminders to get up and exercise.
  • Send notifications on your mobile phone.
  • Contains all your physical activity information.
  • Tells how much you are close to your fitness goals.
  • Tracks weight.
  • Measures hydration.
  • Get badges according to your performance.
  • Shows and tells you motivational stories.


  • Easy to use.
  • Shows your progress and tells you how much you are close to your goal.
  • Tracks your weight and gives you tips to lose weight by doing exercise.



2. Lose it

This app helps you lose weight. The app is simple, easy and user-friendly. It basically computes the calories and tracks your weight. It creates calorie needs according to your age. You can also get the reports on a daily and weekly basis.

Here’s how it works:

  • Place a target.
  • Tracks the diet
  • Connects to smartphone apps and devices.
  • Helps in weight loss

The app has the following features:

  • Calorie tracking
  • Exercise tracking
  • Supports Wifi
  • Diet plans
  • Data analysis
  • Reports
  • Water tracking
  • Recipes
  • Workout guidance
  • share data


  • This app contains a team of experts that establish the calories and nutrition information of the food.
  • This app is easy to use.
  • The basic version of this app is free, but for the premium version, you have to pay.



3. Weight loss tracker, BMI

Weight loss tracker basically tracks your weight and tells you if you should lose weight or not. Enter Body Mass Index, and you will get to know whether you are at a healthy weight based on your height. With the help of Weight loss tracker, you can calculate your BMI. It guides you whether you need to lose weight or not. It also guides you and gives you tips on how to lose weight.

This app consists of the following features:

  • BMI calculator.
  • You can observe your Daily basis progress.
  • Guidance and tips to lose weight.


  • Tracks weight.
  • Simple in use.
  • Provides User-friendly
  • Provides in-depth analysis of your weight.
  • BMI calculator constantly encourages you to improve your health and lose weight if necessary.



4. Weight watchers

Weight watchers is a company that provides different facilities for weight loss. It permits you to lose weight while motivating you at the same time. It is also equipped with a barcode scanner.

The objective of Weight Watchers is to help the users burn calories by allocating points to the food based on their calories. The excessive the food in its ingredients, the more points it will have.

A user is given points according to their need. This is an online program only.

This app has the following features:

  • Provides motivation to lose weight.
  • Provides a barcode scanner.
  • Tracks food calories.


  • Motivates to lose weight
  • Shows progress on a daily basis
  • It also has a community in which updates are shown, and you may ask questions
  • Allows you to make healthy choices
  • Provides a large collection of recipes



5. MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal is a weight loss app. It basically calculates calories. After counting calories, it permits the users to keep track of what you eat the whole day from a nutrition database of over 5 million different foods.

This app also contains a Barcode scanner through which you can enter the nutrition information. You can also take healthy recipes for food that you want to eat. It also lets you track your weight.

This app shows the result in different reports formats that include a pie chart as well. It also contains community for the experts so that you can ask a question about your weight loss and health.

The app has the following features:

  • Calculating calories
  • Generate report on different formats like graphs and charts
  • Barcode scanner through which you can enter the nutrition information
  • Search healthy recipes


  • The basic version of this app is free. But for the extra features, you can use the premium version and have to pay for it.
  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Balances your calories according to your needs.




Weight loss apps are a very smart way of helping in reducing weight. It can act as a notifier for the dietary restrictions and the physical activity, which the person needs to act on, thus, providing good control. This, in turn, can help in long-term health benefits.

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Dr. Hafsa Akbar Ali

I have a MBBS from King Edward Medical University and did my clinical training at Pakistan’s Mayo Hospital, one of the most prestigious medical institutions in South Asia. My passion for medicine led me to pursue postgraduate training in the US as well, where I received an MD. My writing at TechEngage covers the latest advancements in medical technology.

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