Best apps to lose the Christmas pounds fast!

It’s that time of year again; you’ve over-indulged on too many chocolate santas and roast potatoes. Everyone does it- you’re not alone in wanting to start afresh in the New Year.

So if you want to shed a couple of pounds and need a helping hand along the way, then download some of these great apps for weight loss. 

Ideal Weight (BMI)

Ok, so you may have gone a little bit overboard this Christmas. But when it comes down to it, if you can’t indulge at Christmas, when can you?

So if you want to drop the pounds fast this New Year, the best place to start is to step on the scales. By working out your BMI using the Ideal Weight app, you can develop a sustainable and long term plan for the future months.


Change 4 Life is an NHS campaign to get families fit and healthy. There are currently three apps spread across the App store and Google Play Store aimed to get you and your kids out and about this New Year.

The Change4Life Recipe app is great for offering inspiration at dinner time, while the Fun Generator app can help generate activities for you and the family to get active.

Diet Assistant

If you aspire to look like Beyonce but can’t afford the personal chefs, dieticians and trainers, then Diet Assistant is a great app to download.

The app allows you to track your progress as the weight falls off each week, while also giving you simple diet plans and shopping lists to make losing weight that bit easier.

The Walk

Another NHS-backed app, The Walk is an incredible fitness app like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Painted as far more than just a pedometer app, The Walk is an interactive game where every step you walk counts.

On launching the app you learn of a bomb which has hit Inverness station; you must walk the length of the country to escape police and enemy agents who surround you. The app tracks every step you take, turning the simple task of walking into a cinematic adventure.

Pocket Gok

You’ve all seen Channel 4’s own fashionista Gok Wan strutting his stuff over the TV, and now you can have your own little Gok Wan in your handbag, offering style tips and guidance to fit your body shape.

Changing the way you dress can go a long way when it comes to building confidence in your body, so instead of covering up and staying in for the rest of the month, hit the January sales and dress to impress!

Written by Charlotte Kertrestel

Best apps to lose the Christmas pounds fast!