Weight loss calculators: 3 apps for weight loss

Because your phone can do a lot more for you than just taking selfies

Weight loss calculator | Body fat percentage | Body fat calculator

With just a couple of weeks till the Goods & Service Tax (GST) is implemented, we are all busy punching our calculators and stocking up on necessities to save as much as we can. But let’s take the impending dark cloud away and bring a little bit of sunshine back. Push away that calculator and meet another type of calculator: a weight loss calculator. A weight loss calculator is used to calculate your body fat percentage before deciding on what type of slimming treatment to suit your weight loss goals.

Weight loss calculators are used by slimming centres or doctors when deciding if a person is overweight and how much weight needs to be lost. The body fat calculator or more commonly known as the BMI formula works by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared. Now, we can easily get the formula and range over the internet, but interpretation of the results varies according to gender, height and culture. Hence, normal people like you and I can’t really rely on the BMI formula unless advised by a certified consultant. Don’t worry though; if you can’t use the BMI formula there are still plenty of apps that can help replace that weight loss calculator. Yes, you read right. We are referring to mobile apps. In this technology age, a component of weight loss success stories has gone mobile! A quick type in Google will see tons of suggestions pop up and you will be wondering which one works. Well, we’re nice enough to figure that out for you. Here are our top 3 choices and you can start from here. It looks like we found another use for your smartphone instead of just for the usual selfie-taking and Candy crush-swiping.

  1. Lose It! (FitNow) helps keep track of your daily calorie intake. It monitors your food choices and records how long you spend exercising. At the same time, it is also a cheerleader and gives you motivation to inspire you to making wise choices. Lose It! gives you a clearer understanding on how your choices affect your ultimate weight loss goal.
  2. Weight Watchers Mobile is a little bit more fun. Why we say this is because it has an ExpertChat feature where motivation and advice is available for you 24/7 from a Weight Watchers Coach. The WWM is similar to Lose It! with its food and activity tracking abilities but you can also sync it to your Fitbit® or Jawbone® which gives you seamless activity tracking. There is also a Barcode Scanner for you to find out what’s inside your favourite foods before you pay for it. It also has a social media function whereby it lets you find similar WWM users and have meetings. This is an interactive app that connects well with your daily schedule.
  3. Our final app is a mouthful to pronounce but don’t worry as it won’t give you a mouthful of calories. Let’s take a look at the Calorie counter, Dining out, Food & Exercise tracker by Everyday Health. Created by the No.1 healthy website, Everyday Health, this app is your day-to-day guide on achieving your weight loss goals. It helps you count your calorie intake, provides you with nutrition facts, and tracks your meal with a super fun and interactive food journal plus its gives you tips on what to eat! This app personalizes your daily calorie intake and eating habits. All you need to do is just tell it your weight loss goal and the app will get you there.

Weight loss calculator | Body fat percentage | Body fat calculator

Nevertheless, these apps won’t necessary be your way out towards your dream body. There will be hard to lose fats, cellulite and other areas that, try as you may but you still can’t get rid of them. That’s where professional help comes in. Marie France Bodyline, with our 30 years of experience is ready to help you tackle any obstacle blocking you from reaching your weight loss goal. Create your own weight loss success story when you come on board with Marie France Bodyline. Free consultation is available here: https://www.mariefrance.com.my/consultation.html

*As causes for being overweight vary from person to person, weight loss results will also vary from person to person, dependant on various genetic or environmental factors such as food intake, individual rate of metabolism, level of exercise, etc. No individual result should be seen as typical.