Best Weight Loss Apps to Help You Achieve Your Goals, According to Experts

best weight loss apps myfitnesspal app


Price: Free with in-app purchases

Operating system: iOS and Android

This weight loss app has an overall 4.7 rating out of five stars for its simple design and 360-degree approach to overall health. The app helps you learn more about your eating habits and teaches you how to make smarter nutrition habits, with a database of over 14 million foods, food tracking tools, a barcode scanner, water log, and more.

“If you are wanting to start your journey into getting healthy but feel overwhelmed with the idea of meal tracking I’d highly suggest this app!” one reviewer wrote. “The fact that you can just scan the barcode and then input the serving size makes it so easy!”

best weight loss apps wwWW (Weight Watchers)

Price: Free trial with in-app purchases

Operating system: iOS and Android

WW, previously known as Weight Watchers, is one of the most famous weight loss programs—so it comes as no surprise that its app does an excellent job at inspiring and teaching users to make nutritious choices. You can track your food and fitness progress and even chat with others in the community for motivation and support, says Rebecca Gahan, C.P.T. and owner of Kick@55 Fitness in Chicago. Plus, the app connects to smart devices like watches to track movement.

An iOS reviewer raved, “With the Weight Watchers App I am already becoming very successful with over 5 pounds of weight lost on my goal to lose 60 pounds. The app is extremely user friendly in every way! There is even a scanner that scans the food label and you can find out how many points each food item is. There is a tremendous amount of social media-related groups as well where I find fantastic support, recipes, and encouragement! For the price of using the app it is a steal! Truly remarkable!”