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Want to lose weight? This iPhone app lets you do Weight Watchers without paying $20/month

Published Jul 24th, 2015 9:30AM EDT
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Weight Watchers has worked for millions of people looking to get shed some pounds by improving their diets, but not everyone can afford to pay the $19.95 monthly fee Weight Watchers charges. Sure, there are other ways to lose weight — I lost 50 lbs in just three months without help from Weight Watchers — but the Weight Watchers program has been proven to be effective for many, many people so it’s clearly worth trying.

Now, however, there’s an iPhone app that gives you access to everything the official Weight Watchers program has to offer, but there’s no monthly fee at all.

SEE ALSO: I lost 50 lbs in 3 months – here’s how technology helped me

There is no miracle solution for weight loss. If you’re considering placing an order for those pills you saw on an infomercial at 3:00 a.m. this morning, put your credit card back in your wallet.

Different things work for different people, but it still comes down to a game of numbers. If you regularly burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight.

That’s why the Weight Watchers points system is so effective — it removes the need to count calories and simplifies the process. That simplification comes at a price though, and $240 per year is a lot for some people. With iTrackBites, however, you pay a one-time fee of $3.99 to buy the app and then you’re done.

According to Business Insider’s Matt Johnston, who is very familiar with the Weight Watchers program, iTrackBites offers a comparable experience at a small fraction of the price. “I’ve been using this app for a few months after years using Weight Watchers, and I can say quite plainly that it does nearly everything the official app does. And it’s just a one-time cost rather than monthly,” he wrote. “It’s even built on what seems to be the Weight Watchers plan, complete with ‘Daily Points,’ ‘Weekly Points,’ ‘Activity Points,’ and many other features.”

If you’ve been considering Weight Watchers but you’ve balked at the cost, this might be exactly what you need.

Download iTrackBites ($3.99)

Zach Epstein
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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.