After trying many different diets with little luck, my wife and I decided to start counting calories. You can do Atkins, Weight Watchers, or whatever but in the end it’s really all about calories in and calories out. For a normal person who is always on the run, counting calories can be a real drag. Luckily we found an awesome app to help us – MyFitnessPal! If you are trying to lose weight, and especially if you are doing it with friends, you have to download this app. It’s basically like Facebook for fitness. You can monitor your own progress as well as that of your friends! And unlike the other calorie counters we’ve tried, this one knows the calorie count of EVERYTHING! Simply go into the log entry and scan the barcode of the food you are about to eat. So far I haven’t scanned anything that this app didn’t know! Needless to say, I’m terribly impressed. Give MyFitnessPal a try!