Apps to help stick to weight-loss resolutions

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Millions ofpeople resolve to lose weight every New Year's Day, and there are severalrecommended apps and websites to help get their scales moving in the rightdirection.

Experts say Calorie Counter from MyFitness Pal is a great app to use because research shows that dieters who keepa food diary tend to lose twice as much weight as dieters who don't. CalorieCounty might be the gold standard of food journals. It's free, it works withthe iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows 7 smartphones. It tracksnutrition information and allows users to run custom reports on every bite theyeat.

MyNetDiary is alsorecommended. It works with iPhones, iPads, Androids and Blackberries. Whenentering food names into the app, it utilizes intelligent searching, meaning itoffers suggestions after users enter the first couple of characters. It alsoremembers favorites and quickly recalls them with just a few keystrokes. Itsmassive food database is regularly updated and added to.

Sparkpeople.comis a popular online community of people trying to lose weight who organizearound interests and geographic locations and share motivation, encouragementand inspiration as they follow the service's first-rate diet and exercisesuggestions. The app is free. The company proudly boasts that its app offers themost detailed weight and calorie reports available anywhere.

90 percent of New Year's resolutionsare broken. But people who use these recommended apps have a good chance ofbeing among the one in 10 who succeed.

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