CINCINNATI -- If you're trying to shed a few pounds, there are some free apps that can help you reach your goals.
Consumer Reports Food & Fitness Magazine highlighted three of their favorite apps to manage your weight.
Calorie Count gives you a grade for logged food so you can see if you're making positive choices. It also lets you speak your food entries.
Lose It! is a new database that gives you access to nutritional information. Consumer Reports says it's the best for brand-name foods.
Mynetdiary is rated best for quick entry. It makes suggestions based on foods you've searched previously so you are usually not typing out the full name to find a match.