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App of the Week: Loss It!

July 11, 2014

Best App for Weight Loss: Lose It!

As the winner of the Surgeon General’s Healthy Apps Challenge, this app is ideal for anyone wanting to shed a few pounds. Lose It works like a personal trainer in your palm by recommending a calorie budget for the day and reminding you to record food intake and exercise — a proven weight loss strategy. Tracking foods is easy using the barcode product scanner. Users can also share their weight loss and fitness progress reports with friends via Facebook and Twitter.

Available for: iPhone and Android

 

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Download it from the App Store today.

With this application, you can: