By Stephanie Stahl
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A handy and high tech way to help you keep your New Year’s resolution to lose weight. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on a popular diet app, that’s being used by a team of Philadelphia radio personalities.
For Preston and Steve on their morning radio show, losing weight and staying in shape has been easy with the app called Lose It!
“Over the course of a year I dropped about 35, 36 pounds,” said Steve Morrison.
“I weighed about 270 pounds,” said Preston Elliot. After losing 60 pounds, Preston turned to the Lose It! app to stay on track.
“I’ll use that as a motivator to eat the right things, so I can have some of the bad stuff too,” said Preston.
Lose It! Is free. You enter everything you eat, and it keeps tracks of the calories. And there’s an exercise feature. You put in your workout, and it subtracts calories burned. You end up with a daily calorie total.
“It really forces you to be harder on yourself or you’re more enticed too because you immediately start to see the results,” said Steve.
It has a database of all kinds of foods and meals, three scrambled eggs is 307 calories, and just about any exercise you could think of.
Everything comes with a calorie count.
“You start sharing this stuff and motivate each other to stick with it, so it’s cool in that regard,” said Preston.
Lose It! isn’t the only popular diet app.
Other popular diet apps include:
MyFitnessPal (recently scoring the highest among popular diets in Consumer Reports- http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2013/02/lose-weight-your-way/index.htm)
WeightWatchers Mobile App