WeightWatchers iPhone app
Like many mums, I gained weight when I was pregnant and struggled to lose it afterwards. After about a year of just trying to eat more sensibly while my weight continued to drift upwards, I came across WeightWatchers Online and decided to give it a go in January this year. Well it seems to have worked and I think there are two main reasons why:
- complete freedom over what combination of foods to eat, with nothing forbidden, not even chocolate or cake or booze
- using the WeightWatchers iPhone app was fun and made it easy for me to keep track of what I was eating on the go
WeightWatchers involves keeping track of what you eat and making sure that you stay within your daily and weekly allowances of ProPoints. The traditional way of doing this is with pen and paper, but I couldn’t be doing with that. Instead I used the iPhone app to track my ProPoints. The iPhone app itself is free but it only works properly if you’re signed up with the web-based WeightWatchers Online service which costs just under £10 per month.
Here are some screen shots showing why I liked the iPhone app so much:
But there were a couple of weaknesses with the app:
- you need wifi or very good 3G for the app to be usuable
- the database of foods includes supermarket own brand food items, but the selection is skewed towards Asda rather than Waitrose
Even with these weaknesses, I still think the app was very helpful for me.