Press for Lose It!

It's easy to get behind when you're a busy executive. It's also easy to get a big behind when you're a busy executive. Yes, sitting at a desk all day, flying from city to city, and collapsing on the couch as soon as you get home from back-to-back meetings can all contribute to weight gain and a general feeling of unhealthiness. Oh, and let's not forget the endless vending machine snacking and late work dinners out.

Want to lose weight fast? Try eating a little less, and exercising a little more.
But if that fails, go mobile. As in, try LoseIt, a mobile app that helps you keep track of your diet and exercise so you can shed those extra pounds. You won’t be alone: the free app has more than 10 million users across iPhones, Android devices, and the Web, according to its parent company, Boston-based FitNow. That makes LoseIt one of the most popular apps created in New England. What’s more, the startup says 86 percent of the app’s active users have lost weight, and the average user loses 12.3 pounds.