Everybody wants to be healthy, and everybody wants to look good. To do that, you merely have to make sure that the number of Calories coming in is less than the amount of calories you burn in a day. Sounds simple? If you think so then you’re in for the same surprise, I was. I learned it the hard way that it is not as easy as it sounds. Losing weight is hard, and counting calories can be frustrating. So I wondered if there were any ways to make it less so. Of course, the answer was apps. Let me just say it seems like today, apps are the solution to every problem we have.
There are lots of apps out there that are meant to help you count calories, and that can help you stay on track on your diet. Here are a few of the best ones that I could find. Also, here is a list I found with a few more good ones if you guys are interested.
Best 10 Calorie Counting Apps by AppGrooves
Here’s my review of my personal top 3 apps.
Lose Weight Fast with My Diet CoachI found My Diet Coach to be beneficial when it comes to pulling through one of the most challenging things in existence: a diet! I found typing what I ate that day simple. Another cool thing is it tells you the nutritional values and how many calories you consumed. It’s like helpful feedback, so you know better what’s the best next step. You can also track how much water you drank all day, making it easy to build up a habit of staying hydrated without drinking too much.
One thing I didn’t like about this app was that the food options are limited when entering what you ate. It obviously doesn’t have everything in the world, but I think it could definitely have more than it does. A bit larger food database would surely be helpful.
Join Millions of Users with LoseIt!The cool thing about LoseIt! Is that you need only snap a picture of your meal to log how many calories are in it. After a couple of weeks of heavy usage, I found myself automatically snapping a photo anytime I’d have a meal. Then you are free to go on with your day! But the main advantage of LoseIt for me was the community. It’s the mental game where something becomes so much easier when you know there are people with the same problem you have. Don’t know, I just think it helps with the motivation many of us need.
The snap a picture feature isn’t incredibly reliable, although it can be. Sometimes it won’t recognise the photo. This brought me into an awkward situation where I’d spend a couple of minutes trying to catch the “right angle” or whatever I thought would help. Sometimes I’d just give up and type calories manually because my meal was getting cold
Scan a Barcode with Calorie CounterUnlike LoseIt!, Calorie Counter can track calories with a simple barcode, allowing you to scan quickly from home without worrying about recognition issues. You can easily keep track of your calorie intake this way! Although taking photos is more fun as it feels like magic, scanning barcode is just more practical. You know the info is hidden in those black and white lines, and you’ll get it every time.
But, the problem I soon faced is that if you happen to eat at a restaurant, there are no barcodes to scan. And I didn't dare to ask the waiter to bring me barcodes of all the ingredients. Therefore, you will have to input your calories manually to get an accurate calorie count. Also, what caught me off guard the most is the app is not entirely free. You get five foods a day for free, and then it will ask you for a subscription. Just giving you a heads up about that.
These were my favourite calorie counting apps, and I hope you guys like them too! In a perfect world, we would all be fit and healthy. It goes without saying we’re not, but at least we have handy tools to help us out. So use them if you find any of the apps useful and see if you make progress.