Since I'm fat and need to lose weight my doctor of all people recommended a great iPhone app called Lose It!. She explained that a good method for people to lose weight is simply tracking their daily calories. No fancy diet shakes or eating methods. Just knowing what your maximum calorie intake should be based on your age, height and weight and working to eat below that. There are several online calorie calculators that you can use, such as this one from the Mayo Clinic.
I'm currently 6'1" and 222 lbs. My goal is 200 by the end of the year. Let's see how this goes. Anyway, I love Lose It!'s user interface and design, and being an iPhone app makes it so much easier to track your calories versus being limited to your laptop or desktop. More on Lose It! from FreshApps here:
Succeed at weight loss with Lose It! Set goals and establish a daily calorie budget that enables you to meet them. Stay on track each day by recording your food and exercise and staying within your budget.
Enter food and exercise easily using a searchable database. Quickly re-enter foods and meals you’ve had in the past. Lose It! is the most complete and streamlined weight loss application available for the iPhone.
Lose It! will be available for free during the first six months of its release. Get it now while it’s still hot!