Maintaining your waistline during the holiday season does not have to be difficult this year, even with the temptations of treats such as pecan pies. While it is certainly fine (and encouraged!) to indulge in savory deserts and foods this Thanksgiving, it is also important to make healthy choices. Nowadays, with all the apps we can download in minutes on our phones, it is easier than ever to keep track of calorie intake and your fitness routine. Here are four free apps for the iPhone that will help you keep the weight off over the next few weeks.

Diet Assistant

Diet Assistant is an app that enables users to keep track of their food choices by writing them down in note form. It also offers meal options for those who need new ideas to spice up their daily food patterns and meet their needs. It includes a BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator, which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight.

Lose It!

Lose It! promotes weight loss with the goal being to keep it off.  The app tracks what you eat and how often you exercise, and even enables you to share food choices with friends. In a notepad, you can also write about your weight loss, exercise, and your goals.


GymPact is an app that enables you to earn money if you meet your weight-loss goals. The added motivation may certainly help you hop off the couch and head to the gym. It works by users making a pact about how many days you’ll work out. You then offer an amount for how much you will pay if you don’t make your target. Wherever you exercise, you check in with RunKeeper, or you can hold your phone while working out to keep track of your workouts.  


Noom helps you keep track of your weight by providing feedback about individual food items. It also keeps a calorie budget so you are aware of how much more you can eat throughout the day, helping you make smarter food choices. In addition, it tracks exercise and weight so you can stay motivated and achieve your goal of maintaining or losing weight.