Lose Weight Without Dieting is an app focused solely on helping people lose weight the proper way, without crazy diets or special supplements. While some people firmly believe that you can cut corners and lose weight fast (and while losing weight fast is not necessarily impossible, there is a correct way to go about it) there is no substitution for simply exercising and implementing portion control while also watching what you eat. Your Diet is a big part of losing weight, but this is not the same thing as "dieting." This app aims to help people understand this distinction better while also providing users with a way to help them lose the weight they desire to shed.
Before you can get started with the app, you'll need to head to the Play Store and download Lose Weight Without Dieting, then from there you can open it up and begin.
Essentially Lose Weight Without Dieting is a calorie counting application which helps you to lose weight by staying on top of your diet by watching what you eat and how much you consume.
You'll need to start things by entering in your specific information like height, weight, gender, lifestyle, target weight, and when to receive notifications i.e. every meal or only once a day etc. Once you have all of this entered you'll be asked to set up reminders for drinking water as the app tags this as an important part of the weight loss, and an optional screen for entering in login details.
Once the setup is done you're taken to the homescreen where you can enter information like your exercise times, your meal recordings, and even create notes with text and photos along with a mood. There's also a calendar where you can check the diary entries (notes) by date.
Every time you open the app you're presented with "helpful hints" that seek to provide you with information on how to help yourself with the weight loss.
The app can also suggest or remind you to take pictures of your food eaten at meals so you can record the data later on if you don't do it right away. These pictures can also be added to the notes you can create in the diary portion of the app.
The app also contains nutrition programs which you can join that suggest different meals to cook so you can stick to the weight loss goal by eating healthier.
The app is initially free, however it is ad-supported. What's nice here is that Lose Weight Without Dieting has a rewards system where you can earn "bonuses" represented by pearls. The more pearls you earn can be used towards slashing some cost off the paid version of the app, and you can even earn enough pearls to unlock the paid version for free. The paid version of course, is free of adverts. If you're bad at remembering things the app can help with this too thanks to the capability to set schedules for your future meals and workouts.
Whether you're someone that's new to exercise or someone that just needs a little help taking off a few pounds you wish you could get rid of but always seem to struggle with, Lose Weight Without Dieting seems to lend a helping hand where it's needed. It has some useful information on how to tackle what seems like an age old problem and in addition to that information it's got some useful tools to help you put the tips it feeds you into action. I found it to be informative and motivating and there's a good chance many others would feel the same way. It won't work for everyone, that's just a given. For a free app though it's decent solution and there's no reason not to give it a try.
- Speed (4/5) - The app is fairly snappy and without much of a wait you can dive right into using it.
- Features (5/5) - There's quite a bit on offer from meal and exercise plans to a diary where yo can take notes on your progress and add photos of your meals to accompany them.
- Theme (3.5/5) The UI is decent and isn't cluttered. It appears to have a slight touch of material design.
- Overall (4/5) - If you're not really sure where to start with a weight loss plan, this app should be able to assist. It's easy to navigate and provides quite a few useful tools.
- Statistics chart to show you progress
- Easy to navigate
- Bonuses that can help you discount the paid version or get it for free
- Reminders and schedule for tasks
- UI could use a little beautification with more material design
At the end of the day everyone could use a little bit of help with something, and there are those out there should appreciate some assistance from an app which holds one goal: to help people lose weight in a healthy yet efficient and effective manner. If you don't care for the ads, this is just more incentive to achieve more weight loss goals within the app so you can pay off the paid version using bonuses.