Instead of buying an expensive gym memberships, signing up for a diet programs or paying for weight loss experts, why not turn to the world of technology to help with your weight loss goals?
These six lesser-known apps will not only help you track your food and activity, they'll also hold you accountable for the goals you set and help create healthy, long-lasting habits.
Coach.me allows you to create any goal you can imagine and holds you accountable for getting it done. You can set up daily reminders, weekly targets, obtain community support or even hire a coach to guide you along the way. It not only tracks your progress but also holds you accountable to yourself.
Waterlogged only has one task: to keep you hydrated. Simply enter your weight and height and the app will calculate how many ounces of water you should consume daily. Then, just let the app know how much water you're drinking throughout the day to track your hydration. It will also send you reminders throughout the day to drink more water until you reach your daily goal. And we all know how important regular hydration is to our overall health!
DayOne is a featured rich journaling app that's designed to record your life as you live it. While there are many practical uses for DayOne, the app offers a great platform to keep a daily food diary with you no matter where you go. Use it to track what you eat, how you feel and more. It's the perfect tool for people who want to log their food but don't want to get caught up in all the calories, fats and proteins.
4. Recovery Record
Recovery Record was originally designed as a smart companion for people who struggle with an eating disorder, but the app is also great for anyone looking to lose weight. Focusing on the psychology of why we eat, Recovery Record guides you to understand the deeper connections we have when it comes to food and how our food choices may be influenced by outside sources. With sections for logging your food, reflection, goals and even rewards, this app provides an amazing tool.
Many experts agree, proper sleep is important for weight loss. SleepBot will analyze your sleep, wake you up at your lightest sleep phase and track your sleep quality over time. Use the historical data to learn how to improve your sleep and get the rest you need for long-term success.
6. 7 Minute Workout
Busy life? No time for the gym? With 7 Minute Workout, you can workout anytime, anywhere in just a few minutes minutes. Backed by peer-reviewed scientific research, this app is the perfect "no excuses" workout app. It's also a pretty good replication of an uber-effect HIIT workout.