Counting calories is important if you want to achieve your goals faster.
Now with the calorie counter apps, life has been easy to some extent. You can manually add the foods or you scan the barcode and let the app do the work.
Counting calories not only gives you the direction that you are heading to, but also lets you visualize the number of macros and the micro-nutrients that you’ve been consuming.
Below is a list of top 3 calorie counter apps that I’ve found useful among the rest.
Premium version: $49.99/year
MyFitnessPal’s food database is the largest, with over 11 million foods. It has its own blog that gives you access to recipes, training tips and more. It also has its own community where you can interact with the rest of the app users and share your ideas and experience.
1. Shows the breakdown of calories, macros, and nutrients.
2. It has 3 customized splits, i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, where you can add the foods manually.
3. The app can be linked to other apps such as MapMyRun, Samsung Health, UA Record, etc.
1. Since the details of the foods are also uploaded by other community members, the calorie count may not be accurate.
Premium version: $3.33/month
This is a great app if you want to see your calorie consumption on a weekly basis. It adds the calories that you’ve been consuming throughout the day and presents you the option to see your calorie consumption on a weekly basis so that you can plan accordingly.
This app is also a community focused app. You can enter challenges that other community members have posted.
1. Shows the breakdown of calories and macros.
2. The app has plenty of challenges to keep you motivated.
3. Most of the meals are verified by experts.
1. Lose It! does not track micro-nutrients.
Cron-o-meter is an easy to use mobile app. It lets you visually see the breakup of macros, nutrients, and calories.
The app automatically calculates your BMI, BMR as you input in your details.
It also has a “Dynamic Macronutrient Targets” section, where you can set in the breakup of macros in terms of ratios.
It also connects with devices, such as Fitbit, STRAVA, etc.
1. Tracks all the micros, macros, and trace elements.
2. The app has options for females that are pregnant or lactating.
1. The app does not divide the foods into meal diaries.
2. Does not have a social community.