Press for Lose It!

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.

There are numerous ways to approach weight loss. With the explosion in accessibility to smartphones, a growing number of apps have been designed to allow people on the go to closely monitor their goals and progress.