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10 FREE Diet & Fitness Apps to Help Lose That Baby Weight

Use your smart phone to help you shed the pounds with these free diet and fitness apps.

Use your smart phone to help you shed the pounds with these free diet and fitness apps.

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to get rid of the baby weight (raising my hand)?

You aren’t alone! Getting into shape and losing weight is one of the top new year’s resolutions each year. Enough talking about it, let’s get our butt’s off the couch (or computer chair) and get moving.

Thanks to technology, there are numerous apps to help us achieve our fitness goals. Don’t worry, even though I’m typically on Team Apple, I’ve included some Android apps as well. Best of all? These diet and fitness apps are free!

Here are 10 FREE Diet and Fitness Apps to Help Lose That Baby Weight:

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  • Calorie Tracker App – iPhone 1 of 10
    Calorie Tracker App - iPhone
    From Lance Armstrong's organization, LiveStrong comes the Calorie Tracker app. This app is a favorite amongst my friends.
    Download Calorie Tracker for iPhone
  • Lose It App – iPhone and Android 2 of 10
    Lose It App - iPhone and Android
    I've personally used this app. I love the simple layout and plethora of food in it's food catalog. Bonus, this app is available on both the iOS (Apple) and Android platform.
    Download the iPhone Lose It! App
    Download Android Lose It! App
  • Run Keeper – iPhone and Android 3 of 10
    Run Keeper - iPhone and Android
    Run Keeper uses GPS technology to track your fitness activity. You can also enter your activities manually such as treadmill runs.
    All of your data is synced to the RunKeeper website where you can view a history all of your activities! The RunKeeper app is available on both Android and iOS (Apple).
    Download the iPhone RunKeeper App
    Download the Android RunKeeper App
  • c25kfree – iPhone 4 of 10
    c25kfree - iPhone
    There are various versions of the Couch to 5k apps that are designed to help you turn from a couch potato to 5k runner. This free version will get your butt in motion with a voice prompt telling you when to run and when to walk.
    Download the iPhone c25k app
  • Daily Cardio Workout Free – iPhone and Android 5 of 10
    Daily Cardio Workout Free - iPhone and Android
    With just 5 to 10 minutes a day, this app will walk you through ten of the best cardio exercises. There is a paid version - start with the free then upgrade if you like it.
    Download the iPhone Daily Cardio Workout FreeDownload the Android Daily Cardio Workout Free App
  • Nike Boom – iPhone 6 of 10
    Nike Boom - iPhone
    While this won't track your workout, this app will sync your MP3 library to your workout. Nike calls this their motivation app. You can choose an athlete to give you a pep talk before you start your workout. Unfortunately, I think I need someone more along the lines of Jillian Michaels yelling at me than Lebron James saying how I need to work hard.
    Download iPhone Nike BOOM App
  • Fast Food Calories – iPhone and Android 7 of 10
    Fast Food Calories - iPhone and Android
    Finding the calorie count for fast food isn't always easy, that was until now. Here are 2 different apps (for iPhone and another for Android) that will help you make better choices when eating on the go.
    Download iPhone Fast Food Colories App
    Download the Android Fast Food Nutrition Lite App
  • My Fitness Pal – iPhone and Android 8 of 10
    My Fitness Pal - iPhone and Android
    From calorie counter to diet and exercise tracking, this app has it all (even a barcode scanner to scan foods)!
    Download the Apple Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker App
    Download the Android Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker App
  • Instant Heart Rate – Android 9 of 10
    Instant Heart Rate - Android
    Named best health and fitness app on Mobile Premier Awards 2011, this app is awesome. Your Android camera works as a heart rate monitor, just cover your camera lens with your finger while running this app.
    Download the Android Instant Heart Rate App
  • YouTube – iPhone, Android and Web! 10 of 10
    YouTube - iPhone, Android and Web!
    I often forget that YouTube contains videos other than ones that make me LOL. Crank you your YouTube app, plugin "Workout Videos" in the search field, and have at it!
    YouTube

To shed those pounds, it’s about moving and eating right. Hopefully these free apps will help!

Looking for online support in your weight loss journey? Check out none other than fellow Baby’s First Year blogger Roni Noone’s community – Blog to Lose.

How Do You Plan On Losing The Baby Weight?

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Molly blogs about them kids and geekery for the modern mom. Follow her on Twitter @DigitalMolly.


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