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Top dieting apps for health-conscious Nigerians


A large number of the local foods in Nigeria as well as the popular fast foods are not only palatable, they contain a lot of calories and can lead to a significant weight gain if intake is not properly regulated. As a result, Nigerians around the country struggle daily with the desire to lose weight in a bid to either attain a fat-free body, avert the illness that comes with high cholesterol and excess weight gain or just to stay fit.

2015 may be far gone, however it is not too late to these struggling Nigerians to take their future and health into their own hands and effect a positive change. Thankfully, with the plethora of health and exercise apps recently offered on smartphones and gadgets, nutrition and dieting has been made less tedious and easily accessible at just the touch of a button., Africa’s No. 1 online hotel booking portal has selected 4 dieting apps Nigerians can download to get in shape and lose weight.  Proven to be the most effective in terms of execution and results, these apps are also free.



Nothing keeps you motivated in your dieting journey than having support, a reward system or even a little competition. With Pact, users pledge a number of workouts or food logs they hope to undertake in a certain week against a cash amount. If for they fail to meet the target or fall below expectations, they pay the cash amount pledged to other  users. They are also alternatively rewarded by other users when they meet their target. This app makes dieting and losing weight fun and is available on IOS and Android.


Calorie Counter by FatSecret

While dieting, it is important to know how much calories you consume a day and this is a difficult feat to achieve if you tracking it all manually. The Calorie Counter by FatSecret app relieves this burden from the dieter. A solid package of tools for calorie conscious dieters, it features a barcode scanner for food nutritional information, a food and exercise diary, weight chart, and meal recipe ideas. Users are expected to input all necessary data which the app syncs online to their FatSecret account for easy access across multiple devices. The app is free and available on Android, iOS and  Windows Phone.


Lose it Weight Loss App

Whether your determination to discover the best dieting app is to help you lose weight or get fit, the Lose it Weight Loss App will help you get there. Focused on three key area; food logging, activity and motivation, this app is excellent for nutrition and exercise. All you need to do is enter specific details about yourself including weight, height and goal weight, and the app automatically develops a daily calorie budget and a personalized weight loss plan with goals centered on total wellness and fitness. Also, you can set goals with a group of friends, challenge friends, and get support from a group. The app is free and available on iOS and Android.



A study revealed that keeping records of your food intake doubles your weight loss rate, and MyFitnessPal is an app that lets you balance proper dieting with good exercise. The app functions as a calorie and nutrients counter with a database that accommodates over 2 million meals. It also has features that help users track exercises, set diet goals and sync their progress to its main website for free. MyFitnessPal is available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

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