John Basedow: If you are like millions of other Americans, you can't get off your phone. But did you know that this piece of technology can help you shed pounds and keep track of your nutrition for you? There are tons of digital applications available for iPhone and Android users that can track your food intake, measure your weight loss, and even challenge you to work out at a moment's notice. If you have ever wanted the luxury of a personal trainer, but couldn't afford the hefty price tag, there are several applications that will push you to work harder that don't cost a thing. Apps like the Nike Training Club or FitSync are designed to teach you goal-oriented exercises with helpful diagrams. They also have how-to videos and record how many calories you are burning. Their tracking features keep a log of what workouts you do and will even make suggestions for new exercises. So get ready to feel the burn. If watching what you eat is a top priority, apps like Fooducate and Calorie Tracker are a great way to finally see what's really going into your body. These applications are great for taking a close look at a food's calories and nutritional benefits in an instance and will discourage you from putting through it with fat grades into your body. Some apps let you take a picture of your food or scan the bar code of an item for their score or you can look through a comprehensive list of items to find your next snack. Either way, there are no more excuses for eating something you shouldn't. With just a little bit of tech help on your side, you will be fitting into a smaller size in no time.