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New smartphone app shames users into weight loss

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New smartphone app shames users into weight loss

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Feb 5, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Do you think you need tough love when it comes to losing weight? If so, there's an app for that.

This isn't your typical weight loss app.

It's a new approach, designed to shame you into shedding pounds.

It's called, Carrot Fit. It measures body mass index and weight fluctuations, and the insults fly if you pack on the pounds.

Comments such as, "Greetings chubby," or, "Smile meatbag," are used on the app.

VOTE NOW: What do you think about Carrot Fit?

The makers said it's all meant to be in good fun, "I think having a tough love approach that's sort of sarcastic and sassy, I think people really respond to that."

Critics argue it's way too harsh.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.