Staying fit and healthy is much easier than it used to be, thanks to technology. Fooducate is a free diet coach app, focussed on helping you lose weight and keeping it off by eating healthy.

The app includes great features such as a food tracker, calorie counter and it shows you your overall improvements. It also has a pedometer that helps you to keep track of your steps and calculates the calories you’ve burnt.

Unfortunately, the app isn’t available in South Africa just yet. We set out to find the perfect substitute app with similar features to help you achieve your goals.

Lose It!

Meet Lose It!, the ultimate fun and effective weight loss program. This easy to use app allows you to set your personal goal, track the foods you love to eat, and ultimately lose weight.

The app helps you to lose weight by using proven principles of calorie tracking to help you achieve your goals. Once you’ve downloaded the app, enter your profile details and goal weight, and the app does the rest. After the app has calculated your daily calorie budget and suggests “meal targets”, which recommends a specific amount of calories for each meal, it’s up to you to track your food, weight, and activity.

Other great features of the app includes a barcode scanner to quickly add the foods you’ve eaten, a camera feature which allows you to snap a picture of the foods you’ve eaten and add it to your food log, and it can also connect to a number of fitness trackers such as Fitbit and the Iphone Healthkit.

If you’re into counting macros or meal planning, this app is perfect for you as it allows you to set custom goals for micronutrients, water, health and body measurements, so you can really hone in on what you’d like to achieve.

If that’s not enough to get you motivated, perhaps the small challenges will. On the app, you can set up different challenges for weight-loss, food and exercise. These challenges can also be shared with your friends.

The app also gives you amazing insight on your habits and patterns, designed to help you see whether what you are doing is helping or hindering your progress.

Ready to download the app? Get it HERE