Users can set goals to lose, gain, or maintain weight. Based on the goal, the app sets a daily calorie budget. After that, users add foods and exercises as they go. Adding most foods and exercises is quick and it is simple to add recipes or foods that are not already in the Lose It database.
Whenever I use this app consistently, it feels a bit like a game and encourages me to be strategic about my food and exercise choices. For instance, one of my favorite indulgences is a cinnamon chip scone from Panera Bread and, at 530 calories, is enough to wreck a day of healthy eating! On rare occasions when get to indulge, I ask for the scone to be cut in half (either to share or have the rest on a different day). Later, I add a nice, long walk to my day to balance out my treat.
Exercise counts as negative calories!
The bar code scanner is by far the easiest way to add foods when I still have food package.
I wish the app would stop suggesting I invite my friends to connect with me on the Lose It network. I really do not want to.
Disclaimer: I don’t own or have any vested interest in this or any other apps nor am I responsible for how you or anyone else choose to use them. Do your own research and make wise decisions!