Top 5 Smart Phone Apps That Help You Lose Weight

Can your smart phone help you lose weight? A few smart phone apps think so. TIME Magazine put together a list of the top five applications that can start the slim-down. Food diaries can make you more aware of what you're putting into your body. But writing down everything you eat can become tiresome. With Thin-cam, just point your phone at the food and take a snapshot. For an additional monthly fee, nutritionists will analyze your diet and make a plan for reaching your goals.

Another way to track what you're eating is to count calories. With the aptly named "Calorie Counter" by FatSecret, scan a barcode to record a food's nutrition information. And the application includes a huge database of dishes, making it easier to collect calorie info.

To read about the other apps Time recommends, click here.