Being overweight is definitely a health concern if not a beauty concern. The best and healthy way to lose weight is by exercising regularly and eating right. Well, we’ve all heard that before! Most people find it hard to knock off those extra kilos 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 gadget that can assist you in your weight loss efforts quite so often.
Android is an operating system found on a growing number of mobile phone brands and models 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, monitoring progress, calorie counting, accountability, and inspiration.
It’s no easy task to think of what exercises to do so an important app on your mobile will be one that will suggest exercises for you with images and all the information you’ll need. This app should be able to suggest exercises, with variety to make up workouts that can be squeezed into a short 7 minute slot or a really long 80 minutes slot. The app will ensure that you don’t need to preplan your activities. When you have a few minutes to spare, just let this app recommend exercises.
Once you start your exercises, the next concern will be tracking your weight. Who doesn’t get pleased seeing even the loss of a single kilo? How about a pretty graph of where you started and what you achieved? Now your mobile will track your weight. With that taken care of, why not try yoga next? Get the best app in the market to explain the moves for you.
You’ve surely heard all this before – drinking water gets rid of toxins, fills you up a bit so that 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 the calories to make sure your diet is hitting the right targets.
You will also need an app for weight training to explain the moves and create your own routine. Getting a cardio app, which tracks your movement and the calories burned, is also a good idea. A daily ab work out app on your mobile almost completes the collection.
Complex meal plans are not for everyone so you need an app that offers 15-30 minute simple recipes for quick meals from fresh ingredients.
Now that you know what you need, picking the best Android apps from each category will be the next task. If you have searched the Android market for weight loss apps, you’ll be surprised to see around 500 apps which include cardio trainers, calorie counters, diets, etc. A search for ‘exercise’ will display about 1,649 results, and yoga will show around 450 results. They all look alluring enough, b you don’t need them all. You just 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 painstakingly checked out hundreds of free Android apps for weight loss to short list the top ten free apps. You will find it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Free-Android-Apps-Weight-ebook/dp/B00546CN2I