Study: Weight loss apps fall short for those lacking motivation
A lot of people turn to technology when they try to lose weight but a new study found that apps may not be the way to go.
A new study reveals that most weight loss apps fall short when it comes to helping people change their behaviors.
Researchers evaluated 30 of the most popular apps on the market.
They found that while the apps were great for meal planning and calculating nutrition, most were lacking in motivating and encouraging users to stick with a healthy diet and exercise.
However, experts say they can be effective if the user is already motivated to change bad habits.
The study also found free apps were just as effective as those that you have to purchase.