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Women Drops 31 Lbs With FREE Cell Phone App (Very Cool)

By Coach Josh Under Recommended Resources, Weight Loss Tips

Last week I got an email from a woman named Lisa who told me she had lost 31 lbs using a rather unusual cell phone app called “Lose It” along with the recommendations from my BellyFatFree program.

(Great job Lisa!)

Now I’ve never been a big fan of tracking calories because it can be a pain, but I decided to give this App a try on my iPhone to see what all of the fuss was about… (I think it’s available on other smart phones, too. Oh, they have a web site you can use also… in case you don’t have a smart phone.)

lose it app screen shot
Boy oh boy am I hooked… here’s why:

1. First off it’s a FREE App (enough said).
2. I always have my cell phone with me so tracking what I eat is easier than using a food journal or computer.
3. It’s very simple to use—and even fun like a game.
4. After you punch in your stats (like current weight, goal weight and how much you want to lose each week) it tells you exactly how many calories you can eat each day…
5. As you enter in the food you eat, it keeps track and tells you how many calories you have left for the day… (so it’s like a game to not go over your limit).
6. It also has a bar code reader so you can scan a food item for its complete nutrition profile. I did this with my protein powder, cottage cheese, almond milk, salsa, cheese, etc. Very cool!
7. It has a built-in database of almost every kind of food you can imagine—even fast food. Just search and it’s there.
8. When you exercise… you choose what you did and for how long and it tells you how many calories you burned… and these extra calories get added to your daily calorie allotment so you can eat more. (A great motivator to exercise.)
9. You can add friends and encourage one another.
10. You get readouts about how much (and what %) of protein, carbs and fats you’re eating each day so you can make adjustments.

And the real benefit to tracking what you eat is that you learn a LOT about what’s in the foods you’re consuming. Example… I can stuff myself on two cups of broccoli for about 62 calories… but when I eat an English muffin (sprouted grain) I see it has 160 calories. So it helps me make wiser decisions and keep my portions in check.

You also learn how it takes a lot of exercise effort to burn 250 calories… and how easy it is to eat 250 calories of high-calorie foods in a matter of a few bites. Example… some fast food salads have 700 calories!

Important: Remember that it’s not all about calories… you don’t want to eat two pieces of cheesecake and starve yourself for the rest of the day. The key is to eat a well balanced program with lots of healthy food choices. I shoot for 30% of my calories to come from protein, 40% from healthy carbs, and 30% from healthy fats. (Lose It tracks all of this for you.)

A balanced approach is going to help you get the fastest results.

Now here’s the kicker… don’t use this app if you secretly don’t want results and would prefer to complain about not being able to drop flab. If you’re honest and track everything you eat (not just the good stuff) you’ll see in black and white why you aren’t successful.

The reality is… it takes a lot more than just trying to eat healthy foods… you do have to take in less calories then you burn to see results… and apps like this really help the cause!

Other similar Apps include “Daily Burn” and “Calorie Counter” although I think those are more complicated.

Try it out along with my BFF program and let me know how it works for you!

Warm regards,
joshCoach Josh

P.S. Ask questions about this article or make comments below. I’d enjoy hearing from you!

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50 Comments Add yours

  1. Michelle
    11/30/2011
    12:56 PM #comment-1

    whoops! Nevermind – – I was searching for the wrong name. The app is there in the Droid Market under “Lose It”. Thanks for the info! 🙂

  2. shaz
    11/30/2011
    1:03 PM #comment-2

    Hi Josh read the above article on phone app counting calories for you that is free, How can I access this on the internet if its free do I need to visit a certain website to download the application. I would love to give a trial with the info that I have all ready brought from you.

  3. Samantha
    11/30/2011
    1:07 PM #comment-3

    I am having surgery soon and will not be able to eat solids for approx. 8 weeks. Clear liquids the first week then slowly adding liquids with color then bulk for the following. Weight loss for the Holidays is fine but the biggest complaint on patient blogs is the loss of energy, loss of protein in diet and loss of muscle. I could stand to loose a couple pounds but with two young kids I need my energy and strength. Beside health food protein drinks (hate the chalk grain) do you have a soft food recommendation?

  4. Susan O'H
    11/30/2011
    1:26 PM #comment-4

    Josh,

    I love the recipes in your book but don’t always know how to log in my food. Your recipes don’t differentiate between protein, carbs and fat. Also, few calculator apps count dairy as a carb as you do. I’m also not clear how to count fats or carbs when a whole recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of oil or 1 T of parmesan cheese.

    Thanks!

    SUE

  5. Diane
    11/30/2011
    2:21 PM #comment-5

    The free app sounds good, could you give out the name of the app
    so readers can download it? thanks.

  6. David Shultz
    11/30/2011
    3:30 PM #comment-6

    So nice info. Any links to app. Or website. I see it was an AT&T app and I have Verizon. Any help is always nice. Thanks.

  7. shirley
    11/30/2011
    3:47 PM #comment-7

    josh, i belong to loseit. have lost 40 lbs in the past year, a good program and am pleased u like it also. i am very proud of the size 2 jeans i wear now [down from size 8], but i still have a belly problem. also the scales are stuck and i cant seem to get past a certain number. got your ‘crave cure’ today , and will start tomorrow with it. hoping this will help. its all i can squeeze out of my small budget now. so i will need some good luck that this will work. shirley

  8. Zoe
    11/30/2011
    4:01 PM #comment-8

    Hi Josh, do u have a link to this app? I can’t find it to download 🙁

  9. Diane
    11/30/2011
    4:20 PM #comment-9

    This looks like a great tool but I have noticed it doesn’t track drinks or sugar and sodium just the calories of food

  10. bevans
    11/30/2011
    4:32 PM #comment-10

    what’s the website URL?

  11. Cheryl Payne
    11/30/2011
    6:44 PM #comment-11

    What is the web site for this diet app? I don’t have a smart phone yet but I sure do like the sounds
    of this way of keeping track of food calorie count/calories burned. thanks for the info.

  12. royaune
    11/30/2011
    6:44 PM #comment-12

    I must be blind, but what is the name of this app??

  13. royaune
    11/30/2011
    6:46 PM #comment-13

    Never mind I found it “lose it” OOPS

  14. Jay
    11/30/2011
    7:02 PM #comment-14

    Hi, could not find the app in the Apps Store

  15. Candace
    11/30/2011
    7:25 PM #comment-15

    Where d u get the free app for the smart phone and what is the website?

  16. Linda
    11/30/2011
    7:46 PM #comment-16

    This looks to be very convenient to be on yur cell phone… but

    it seems to be very similar to the Body Bugg program and
    database info.

  17. Sonia
    11/30/2011
    9:59 PM #comment-17

    I use MyFitnessPal! It is also FREE! I have lost 35 pounds so far and as long as I log honestly… I keep losing! With a very very reasonable calorie level and a little Regular exercise, the weight just keeps coming off! Easy app as well, I liked it a bit better than loseit! Absolutely recommend it’s use!!! :-D. Sonia

  18. BlackMansion
    12/01/2011
    6:32 AM #comment-18

    Cool Stuff !!!!!. I would like to try it out. Now, how about the website for those of us who do NOT have iPhone or SmartPhone. Give Me something.

  19. Denise
    12/01/2011
    8:28 AM #comment-19

    I didn’t see the name of the app for the calorie counter, could you please let me know what that it so I can give it a try. Thanks!

  20. Cynthia Goodman
    12/01/2011
    9:13 AM #comment-20

    I do NOT see a link to get the free app or a name of the app. WHERE DO YOU GET THIS APP?

  21. Lenia
    12/02/2011
    11:01 AM #comment-21

    You can type loseit.com and the web page comes up. Then you have to create an account.

  22. Grete Anai
    12/06/2011
    7:11 AM #comment-22

    It seems they do not operate with kg ……

  23. Kathleen
    12/06/2011
    4:10 PM #comment-23

    I see several people have asked where the app can be found.
    The app is only available from the U.S. Apple iTunes website …. but if you are not based in the U.S. with a valid U.S. address and payment method you can access the download.
    Is there another way to access the app?

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