This app is aimed at anyone wanting to lose weight.
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What does the app do?
This app provides weight loss tips, a body mass index (BMI) calculator and a calorie chart for various food items. It promotes the use of “natural weight losing tips, and some home remedies for losing weight”. The app includes suggestions on what food should eaten to reduce weight, what foods should be avoided, some simple exercises, and weight loss recipes.
✔ The alerts relating to a person's BMI were correct stating whether an individual was considered normal, overweight or underweight. However, this is not adjusted for children or teenagers.
✘ The app calculates BMI, body fat percentage, ideal body weight and energy requirements. The low energy requirements the app suggests is concerning and it does not take into account activity levels.
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Date of review: July 2016
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 4.06
Download size: 1.05 MB
The following references relate to articles about apps for weight loss.
- Chen J, Cade JE, Allman-Farinelli M. The Most Popular Smartphone Apps for Weight Loss: A Quality Assessment. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Dec 16;3(4):e104. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.4334.
- Coughlin SS, Whitehead M, Sheats JQ. Smartphone Applications for Promoting Healthy Diet and Nutrition: A Literature Review. Jacobs J Food Nutr. 2015;2(3):021
- Flores Mateo G, Granado-Font E, Ferré-Grau C, Montaña-Carreras X. Mobile Phone Apps to Promote Weight Loss and Increase Physical Activity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Nov 10;17(11):e253. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4836.
- Hingle M, Patrick H. There Are Thousands of Apps for That: Navigating Mobile Technology for Nutrition Education and Behavior. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2016 Mar;48(3):213-218
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