Weight Loss – Android Phone to the Rescue

Being overweight is definitely a health issue, if not a beauty issue. The best and healthiest way to lose weight is to exercise regularly and eat right. Well, we’ve all heard that before! Most people find it hard to shed those extra pounds because they never stick to their plan. Having a dedicated trainer wouldn’t be a bad idea, if it was affordable. The other alternative is to replace the trainer with your Android smartphone.

Surprised? Your smartphone can actually do a lot more than you can imagine. Being your constant companion, there is no other device that can help you in your weight loss efforts as often.

Android is an operating system found on a growing number of makes and models of mobile phones, including (but not limited to) HTC Desire, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Atrix 4G, Samsung Epic 4G, HTC ThunderBolt, Motorola DROID, Samsung Galaxy Tab, or Motorola Zoom.

An ideal weight loss plan should consider different types of exercises, abs, cardio, diet, water intake, progress tracking, calorie counting, accountability, and inspiration.

It is not an easy task to think about what exercises to do, so an important application on your mobile will be the one that suggests exercises with images and all the information you will need. This app should be able to suggest exercises, with a variety of workouts that can be packed into a short 7 minute slot or a really long 80 minute slot. The app will make sure you don’t need to pre-plan your activities. When you have a few spare minutes, let this app recommend exercises for you.

Once you start your exercises, the next concern will be managing your weight. Who is not happy to see even the loss of a single kilo? How about a nice chart of where you started and what you accomplished? Now your mobile will track your weight. With that taken care of, why not try yoga next? Get the best app on the market to explain the movements to you.

You’ve probably heard this all before: drinking water flushes out toxins, fills you up a bit so you eat less, and rehydrates your body. But are you drinking enough water? The number of cups is important. So you need an app to set daily goals and remind you to drink water.

The other necessary apps will include a calorie counter to keep track of what you eat and count calories to make sure your diet hits the right goals.

You will also need a bodybuilding app to explain the movements and create your own routine. Getting a cardio app, which tracks your movement and calories burned, is also a good idea. A daily ab workout app on your mobile almost completes the collection.

Complex meal plans aren’t for everyone, so you need an app that offers simple 15-30 minute recipes for quick meals with fresh ingredients.

Now that you know what you need, choosing the best Android apps from each category will be the next task. If you have searched for weight loss apps in android market, you will be surprised to see around 500 apps including cardio trainers, calorie counters, diets, etc. A search for ‘exercise’ will return around 1649 results and yoga will return around 450 results. They all look attractive enough, but you don’t need them all. You only need the best of the lot and from different categories to take care of the different aspects of weight loss.

MetaPlume has recently published an eBook, ‘Top Ten Android Apps for Weight Loss’. The author has thoroughly reviewed hundreds of free Android apps for weight loss to make a short list of the top ten free apps. You’ll find it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Free-Android-Apps-Weight-ebook/dp/B00546CN2I

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