Your best weight-loss tool for 2018 is probably in your pocket.
Think about it: Your phone is always (we mean, always) with you. It blasts tunes during every sweat sesh, keeps you company during your mid-workout bathroom break, and lets you take flex, food, and transformation pics up the wazoo.
But your phone also provides you with many powerful weight-loss apps. And research shows that, when part of a comprehensive weight-loss program, these weight-loss apps really can help you crush your weight-loss goals for good. For example, in one Northwestern University study, when people who were already attending exercise and nutrition classes added fitness and nutrition trackers to their weight-loss arsenal, they were better able to lose weight and keep it off compared to those who didn’t track.
After all, knowledge is power, explains trainer Brandon Beatty, C.S.C.S. And many weight-loss apps are all about raising awareness, clearing up confusion about what you’re eating and what you’re burning, and monitoring how active you really are throughout the day. Seriously, you can’t underestimate the power of tracking, especially if you’re just starting your weight-loss journey or trying to troubleshoot a plateau.
But, while we still love MyFitnessPal for tracking calories, macros, and even steps, the latest and best weight-loss apps go way beyond tracking. They’ll help you take you workouts to the next level, keep you motivated along your weight-loss journey, and even help you develop a healthier relationship with food.
Ready to download your way to better weight-loss results? Here, experts share the best weight-loss apps to crush your goals in the coming year.