I'm pretty devoted to my smart phone. Ever since I converted to one a little over three years ago, I find it very, very difficult to not carry it around with me everywhere I do. And one of my best reasons for always having my phone at my side is because I regularly track my calories with various calorie counting apps in order to keep track of my weight loss maintenance.

Well, it turns out that I am doing EXACTLY what I should be doing, since a new study has found that tracking your daily progress on a fitness or food app is seriously helping your weight loss, according to Mashable.com. If you want a little help dropping the weight, then definitely check out these 5 best calorie counting apps to help you lose weight.

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My Diet Diary 1

My Diet Diary

A pretty useful (and free!) app that allows you to actually see how you're doing and whether you're on track to lose weight, gain weight or stay the same at any given time. Plus, it allows you to easily connect to the website for tons of useful information on weight loss, getting fit and staying healthy.

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MyFitnessPal 2

MyFitnessPal

The popular workout app has another great section: a free calorie counter that lets you "set a daily calorie goal, then record your daily food and exercise to make sure you stay on track." The combination of healthy eating and working is almost a guarantee that you will drop the pounds fast.

Get more information on MyFitnessPal.com.

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Lose It! 3

Lose It!

One of the great things about this super-popular app is that it allows for a "total wellness" experience, which includes helping you "goals for weight loss, exercise, macronutrient intake, blood pressure, sleep, and more!" This is the one I've used the most because of its ease, as well.

Get more information on LoseIt.com.

My Plate 4

My Plate

The popular LiveStrong website brings you this handy calorie tracking app. It boasts the ability to "search 1.3 million foods for nutritional information including fat, sugar, carbohydrates, cholesterol and more." Plus, it also allows you to include exercise information and I just love that.

Get more information on LiveStrong.com.

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Calorie Count 5

Calorie Count

One of my absolute favorite things about this app is that it not only tells you the calories and nutritional information of the food you're eating but it also allows you to "get comprehensive nutritional analysis, including Calorie Count's Food Grade." That way, you know just HOW good (or bad) the food you're having is!

Get more information on CalorieCount.About.com.