Weight loss app shows what you would look like after dropping pounds

Posted at 12:12 PM, Apr 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-15 11:25:19-04

Shed pounds with just the swipe of your finger.

A new app that allows users to see what they would look after losing weight is being downloaded in droves after being featured on “The Dr. Oz Show” last week.

Visualize You, a smartphone and tablet app created by Colorado-based Visual Health Solutions, hopes to spur successful weight loss plans by giving users the chance to see themselves at their ideal weight.

With the app, users can take a selfie or upload an existing one, enter their current body dimensions and target weight, then slide their finger and watch the pounds fall off. According to the app’s website, it uses a 3D model engine and weight change algorithms to make a “realistic depiction” of what the user would look like at their goal weight.

“People are looking for an effective way to motivate themselves and their friends to embark on a formal healthy weight program”, wrote Paul Baker, CEO of Visual Health Solutions, in an email on Monday.

After officially launching April 3, Visualize You has had 115,000 downloads from Apple’s App Store and 20,000 from Android’s Google Play Store, according to Baker.

There is a free version of the app, as well as an ad-free version for $1.99. It runs on Android, iPhone 5 or newer and iPad 3 or newer.

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.