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11 Android apps to help you lose weight and lose weight

24 mayo, 2021

Losing weight, getting in shape or simply doing a little more sport are, altogether, the most common purposes when the year begins. For someone who does not know where to start it can be a bit complicated but fortunately there are many tools, plans and professionals that can help us meet any of these three goals. Applications can also help us, if we know how to use them.

In the same way that there are no miracle diets, there are also no applications that, by magic, make us lose weight. What there are are magnificent tools that will help us to be more persistent with our training, to make exercises easier or discover new recipes to eat healthier. We have been reviewing all the options that are in Android and we bring you a selection with the most recommended apps.

Before you start: consult a nutritionist

All the applications that we are going to talk about next are very useful to help us when it comes to training, diet and being able to progress the progress we are making to motivate ourselves and thus make it easier to achieve our goals. Now, none of them work miracles nor is it advisable to follow them blindly.

Our advice is that if you are going to consider losing weight, exercising more or losing weight first visit a specialist so they can recommend a specific plan for you. Based on the advice it gives you, you will be able to adjust the use of the application to what it has explained to you and thus be able to optimize the tool and create healthy habits.

Sweat

Sweat

We start with one of the most popular fitness apps in the world: Sweat. The endorsement of this application is found in that behind it is the knowledge of Kayla Itsines, Sjana Elise and Kelsey Wells. Three experts from the fitness world who put their faces and training methods to encourage us to meet our health and wellness goals.

Through an assistant he will ask us what our objectives are, how we want to do it and from there he will elaborate an exercise plan that we can do at home combined with activities such as cycling or running. Its interface is very simple and the most attractive thing about the application is that as we enter our data, it already creates the entire plan in question.

It also has recipes of all kinds and its calendar system is very intuitive and at a first glance it allows us to see the activities that we have to do that week. All this combined with short videos to understand how the exercises are done make Sweat a very useful and complete tool to exercise and achieve the goals of losing weight and getting in shape.

Sweat

Sweat3.2.1

  • Android version: from 4.4
  • Developer: Sweat
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Health

8fit

8Fit

If the proposal of a complete Sweat trainer does not convince you, 8fit is an alternative to consider. Its operation is similar to that of Sweat: we introduce a series of parameters and from there it creates a personal plan with the objectives we want to propose. In its favor is that it is a very good application for people who are not very familiar with the lingo of the fitness world.

For example: when we fill in the form, it asks us for the percentage of fat, a fact that you probably do not know but that thanks to some photos that 8fit shows will help us to have a rough idea. The exercise plans are very varied and are easy to follow thanks to the videos. If we do any complementary activity we can add them at any time.

When it comes to dieting and suggesting recipes, it has a good editor where we can include our food preferences and allergies, in the case of having them, to exclude dishes. In my case it has helped me to write down a few for when I am just on time and do not have time to cook.

8Fit

8Fit3.0.9

  • Android version: from 4.0
  • Developer: 8Fit
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Health

30 day sports challenge

30 days

If the idea of ​​having such a complete personal trainer overwhelms us and what we are looking for is a simpler exercise plan, the application of ‘In shape in 30 days’ is a good option. This app suggests routines for different parts of the body and depending on the level of physical intensity. From there we will have to complete it for 30 days to close the cycle.

The app is ok if we already have some basic knowledge since some routines can be combined with each other (do several basic ones at the same time for example). Each plan has animations to see the exercises and links to YouTube in case you need more detail. When we activate an exercise we can use the Google text-to-speech assistant and it will give us more details so that we are not always aware of the screen.

Of the applications on the list it is perhaps the least complete but if what we are looking for is to exercise, from home and we do not want to pay a subscription plan, it is a good starting point. Being able to cross out the days and track the weight from the main menu is a good incentive to keep going but requires more personal discipline than the rest.

30-day Sports Challenge

30-day Sports Challenge4.0.3

Sworkit Coach

Sworkit Coach

Sworkit is an application focused on exercising at home and has several categories depending on the type of training we want: strength, aerobic, yoga, or stretching. Within each category there are more options to focus training on certain parts of the body or to do ‘full body’ routines.

The app allows us to choose the training time from five minutes to a full hour. In addition, it has the advantage that exercises can be performed without any additional material, only with the weight of the own body. It offers a 30-day free trial and then works with a quarterly subscription system for $ 29.99 or yearly for $ 79.99.

Sworkit Coach

Sworkit Coach9.0.5

Freeletics Bodyweight

Freeletics Bodyweight

We continue with another app in which it is not necessary to use extra material since all the exercises can be performed with the weight of the own body. Freeletics Bodyweight is focused on one type of more intense training, although there are plans of different difficulty depending on our level.

Among the categories available are ‘Workouts’ for complete routines, loose exercises or running. To access all the content it is necessary to pay the subscription, which can be from 1 to 12 months.

Freeletics Bodyweight

Freeletics Bodyweight5.13.3

Fitbit Coach

Fitbit

Fitbit has a lot of experience in the fitness world and the proof of this is the amount of wearables it has to exercise and control everything we do. It also has several apps and one of them is Coach, which gives us a table of exercises and workouts to get in shape. When it comes to analyzing ourselves, it is not as deep as others but it is very easy to follow until we find the type of activity we are looking for.

All the content has tutorials and the exercises are dubbed by themselves. A point very in favor of the application is that it has Chromecast connectivity so we can send the content to the TV and watch it there instead of leaving our eyes on the mobile screen while we exercise, it is more difficult than it seems.

Is it worth using it even if we don’t have a Fitbit fitness tracker? Yes, although it is much more profitable if we have any gadget of this brand synchronized with our account. In its favor is the free trial plan so that we can see, without any commitment, everything that can be done with it.

Fitbit Coach

Fitbit Coach4.0.3

  • Android version: from 4.0
  • Developer: Fitbit
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Health

Exercises at home

Home

At first glance, ‘Exercises at home’ is an application similar to ‘In shape in 30 days’ and they do share many elements in common: same illustrations to show the exercises, 30-day follow-ups and use the Google voice assistant to narrate us each activity. However, this app It is more complete since it allows to do more complex workouts and also gives us advice for diets and food.

The interface is also a little more pleasing to the eye but that is already a more personal matter. One detail that I really liked is that in exercises where some type of object is required (such as a weight or a kettle) it indicates it to you so that you take it into account before getting to it. The application is free and includes several ads but they are not especially annoying or jump when we least expect it.

Exercises at home - Diets and personal trainer

Exercises at home – Diets and personal trainer4.0.3

  • Android version: from 4.0
  • Developer: Simple Design
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Health

Lose weight in 30 days

Lose weight

Again we find another application similar to ‘Exercises at home’ and ‘In shape in 30 days’. In this case the difference is found in the interface, it is cleaner, and what it proposes to us is directly a 30-day plan with different exercises. If we do not want to complicate our lives looking for what we should train, with this app we do a little of everything every day until we reach the last day of the month.

It also includes recipes, videos explaining how each movement is done and a report to record the weight and see what we have done each day. What is different? In addition to the interface, we have a notification system that we can configure so that it makes us a daily reminder of when we have to exercise. The app is free and includes ads that are displayed at the bottom or sometimes as intermediate screens when we go from one menu to another.

Lose weight in 30 days - lose weight for free and at home

Lose weight in 30 days – lose weight for free and at home4.0.3

  • Android version: from 4.0
  • Developer: Simple Design
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Health

Lifesum

Lifesum

We put exercise applications aside for a moment to finish talking about apps to create healthy eating habits that help us to be in better shape or lose weight. Lifesum is the leading app for these cases: as in other applications we have seen, it asks us for a series of personal data and also habits to recommend diets and recipes.

In its favor is the complete recipe book it has (although to see it we have to have a premium account) and the amount of details such as warning us to drink water at the most optimal times as well as all the quantification options. It is worth trying Because although we do not follow strictly, I do not recommend it in fact, everything that it proposes to us, we can learn good habits.

Lifesum: Healthy Living App

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