Top 3 Android Apps for Healthy Weight Loss

by Guest Author on January 28, 2012

in Apps & Games, Guest Posts

What apps do you usually download from the Android Market? Maybe games? Social apps? Book readers and music apps? I guess you do, since those are the most famous apps with the biggest download number on the Android Market. But did you know that Android Market has much to give those who’re trying to lead a healthy lifestyle, too? Recently I found some good health and weight loss related apps there, and I think they can be useful for you, too.

If you want to lose weight in a healthy way, these Android apps will help you a lot:

1. Calorie Counter by FatSecret

If you want to get rid of extra weight, counting calories is the healthiest way to do it, since different diets can really harm your metabolism, while eating less will only make it faster. Many people find it really annoying to check with different lists of the calories this or that meal contains. If you’re one of those people, the Calorie Counter by FatSecret app is just what you need.

This app will help you easily count calories and learn about Nutrition Facts of what you eat – you just have to write down (or find in the quick list) your current meal, and the app will tell you how many calories and what vitamins and minerals it contains. So it’s quick and easy. I used this app on my Samsung Galaxy Ace when I wanted to lose weight, and it really helped me a lot. Perhaps the only shortcoming is that it can’t work offline.

This app can be found on Android Market for free, so don’t waste your time any longer, go and get it!

2. AllSport GPS FREE

AllSport GPS FREE is the next good app for Android phones designed for those who want to lose weight in a healthy way. It will track all your workouts (runs, walk, rides and others) on a map and tell you how many calories you managed to burn during them. The best thing is – this app uses your phone’s GPS to track you and your progress, so no cell or data signals are needed.

You can also plan future workouts (including finding good places to train) and store them at allsportgps.com, and you can share all your progress with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Just as the title suggests, the app is free on Android Market.

3. Workout Coach

So if you’re counting the calories you consume with the help of Calorie Counter by FatSecret and if you’re spending some hours a week to run and track your workout via AllSport GPS FREE, there is only one more thing you’ll need to lose weight without harming your health – go to gym or do some exercises at home. For this you’ll need a coach, but there is a good app that can replace a real one – Workout Coach will help you find good exercises, explain what body areas they’re targeted at and monitor your workouts.

Guest article written by: Amelia is a journalist and a blogger who loves reading and writing about everything that happens in the world of mobile phones. She’s a big fan of Android phones and right now she owns two phones from Samsung’s Galaxy line – a Galaxy S2 and a Galaxy Ace. Both phones help her find and review new apps designed for Android.

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sham January 28, 2012 at 14:30

Man I guess I should start using these app cos I started developing family pack ;P

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Louisa January 28, 2012 at 15:03

Thanks so much for this post, the calorie counter will be really handy for when out and about especially, and I like the idea of having a ‘coach’ for my exercising, even if it’s not quite the same as a real life coach!
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Cate January 28, 2012 at 17:38

Personally I use AllSport GPS FREE. It tracks everything for me but I will give other apps a try also. Thanks!

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Adeline January 30, 2012 at 12:29

I love using Noom weight loss as it combines exercise tracking, food logging and motivation into one pack.
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Eddie Gear January 30, 2012 at 16:18

I have an iphone app, do you a comparative app for the iphone?
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tanyahuch January 30, 2012 at 21:02

Yes, definitely not only mobile games are available for downloads at the Android Market, but also the android apps to improve the health by controlling the weight.
Regards. Tanya
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Marty January 30, 2012 at 23:00

Thanks for this collection, will come handy for me this Spring when I’ll need to get in shape. 🙂
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Seth February 1, 2012 at 13:32

Nice tips! I’m trying to lose about 5 kg so I´ll try these apps.

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Dominic@ComputerTooSlow February 2, 2012 at 17:29

Those are 3 great apps. There are 2 more great overall calorie counter fitness apps that I like to use. I really like the SparkPeople app. The second one that is pretty solid is the myfitnesspal.
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Kunal @ AndroidHogger February 7, 2012 at 06:06

Android has enormous lists of apps. That’s why we all love it.
Above mentioned 3 apps looks promising by description will download some and try. (Though I am slim 🙂 )

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Saikrishna February 10, 2012 at 19:43

Android is the latest technology now which has wide variety of apps. I use AllSport GPS app which is so easy to use. Thanks for sharing some info on it 🙂
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Sandeep Singh February 12, 2012 at 05:20

Well, this seems to be really beneficiaries. Smart phones are proving themselves and showing to the world why they should have it.

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John Ross February 13, 2012 at 17:34

Awesome apps. Since I hit the gym regularly workout coach is the one i use and it’s extremely useful in helping me create a workout plan.
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Shoukath October 18, 2015 at 12:10

Hey,

Really helpful for my dad I really appreciate you finding the right stuff
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