to keep track of whether you eat well, it is important to count your calories. Your smartphone can help you with this. In this text we tell the top 5 best calorie counter apps.
Lifesum is one of the best calorie counter apps. Moreover, it is suitable for keeping track of your water intake and sports performance. You can link it with, for example, Run keeper and Google Fit (Android) to get a complete overview.
The app can also help you follow a diet. You can track your food intake by manually entering what you have eaten or by scanning a bar-code. The app looks good and is one of the top rated health apps in the Google Play Store and App Store.
My Fitness Pal
My Fitness Pal watches how much you exercise and eat. The app is easy to connect to a running app or a pedometer. This way your running laps are also included in your calorie calculation. You can enter data via the computer as well as via your smartphone.
You can choose how much you want to lose and over what time frame. My Fitness Pal then calculates how many calories you can eat in one day. You can see the progress you are making in a graph. Just like many other calorie counter apps, you have the option to send friends messages via the app. The basic version is free, additional functions are available via in-app purchases.
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker has opted for a different approach to the input of your drinks. The app contains a speech function against which you can tell what you eat. The app then notes this. Unfortunately, the speech function does not work in Dutch: many users will have to stick to English.
In addition to speech, you can also scan product bar-codes. This way the app knows exactly which product you eat. In the app you can also set goals such as: “do not eat fast food.” At the end of the day, the app tells you whether you have achieved your goals.
My Diet Diary
The My Diet Diary app looks very neat and well-arranged. When you start the app, you see how many calories you have eaten. Further down you see which vitamins you still have to eat. The app can keep track of information about sports, food, water and your weight. Since drinking water is important when losing weight, you can keep track of how many glasses of water you drink.
Through graphs in the app you can clearly see your progress and calories eaten. To motivate you, the app regularly sends you a message telling you to eat three meals a day and also to exercise. The app can be slow on older devices due to the beautiful design.
Noom Coach is an app for keeping track of your calories eaten. All types of food that are in the database have a color: red, orange or green. These colors indicate whether this type of food contains many calories in proportion to how much it fills. A cookie contains many calories and therefore gets the color red, an apple scores green against it.
The app also offers support with Apple’s Health Kit. This means that your calories that you have burned with another Health Kit app can be automatically deducted from the total picture. Unfortunately, the Noom Coach app often asks if you want to buy the Pro version of 9.99 euros per month. With the Pro version you get a personal diet plan and access to a healthy recipe book.