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5 Best Calorie Counter iOS Apps In 2018

Losing weight can be such a difficult task, especially if you decide to go on one of the endless amounts of diets out there — Keto, 1200IsEnough, No Fat, etc. It can be hard to stick to the strict regime that many of these diets offer. However, you really don’t need one of these diets! Losing weight is all about counting your calories and staying under what you need for a day. With that in mind, losing weight can be as simple as downloading a calorie counter app.

Set the calorie counter app up for your phone, and it will automatically enter in how many calories you need a day to maintain your weight, and then show you the calories you need to eat per day to lose weight. It really is a simple process! If you follow along below, we’ll show you the top-rated applications for counting your calories.

MyFitnessPal

The first application that you should consider is super popular. MyFitnessPal is a really neat app that will take your information, and then show you how many calories you need to eat per day to lose weight, all based off of that information. You can easily add breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks — MFP has a huge database that will let you look up food items and show you how many calories it has. For a more accurate number, you can use the barcode scanner to scan in the foods that you’re eating with the UPC on the package. MFP will even let you track your water.

We really like MFP because it has an easy way to track your weight progress. Using an automatically generated graph chart, it’ll show you how much weight you have lost since you first started using the application. There are some premium features with MFP, but it can be used completely for free.

Download it now: iTunes

Lose It!

The Lose It! app is very similar to MFP, but with a slightly different design. You’ll be able to easily enter in what you’ve had for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even for a snack. Lose It! takes the information you give it and shows you the calories you need to eat to lose weight, although we do believe Lose It! uses a slightly different mathematical formula than MFP to calculate that number.

Lose It! is free to use just like MFP, but they do have a premium subscription available for those that want a handful of extra features and data to view.

Download it now: iTunes

FatSecret

FatSecret has a similar layout to MyFitnessPal and Lose It!, but there are some notable differences with this app. So, you get your food diary, but you also have access to a large nutritional database, healthy recipes, and even an exercise log! Based on the exercise you do, FatSecret adds calories to what you need for your daily intake to lose weight healthily. A bar code scanner is built into the app to more accurately track foods.

Download it now: iTunes

Cron-o-meter

Cron-o-meter is really helpful for varying factors. Like many calorie counter applications, you get your food diary on the front page. It’s very easy to use, and will even show you your nutritional breakdown — i.e. for carbs, proteins, fats, etc. Cron-o-meter will even work with specific diets you’re on, altering what macro-nutrients you need on the daily.

There are plenty of different factors that you can tell Cron-o-meter — for example, say, you’re pregnant: you can input that into the app, and Cron-o-meter will also alter what type of nutrition you need based off of national nutrition standards (i.e. if you’re pregnant, it might recommend more iron in your diet).

Download it now: iTunes

SparkPeople

Last, but certainly not least, we have SparkPeople. This is a fully-featured calorie counting application with a food diary. You can enter in activities and goals with it. The neat thing about SparkPeople is that it is definitely more goal oriented than the rest of the apps on this list, which those who like achieving things and cross things off their lists will like.

SparkPeople is really easy to use, and if you eat the same thing regularly, or from day-to-day, it allows you to quickly and easily copy what you ate from a previous day over to the current day.

Download it now: iTunes

Verdict

As you can see, there are a lot of great calorie counting iOS apps available on the App Store — all of these will meet your needs. It’s worth just taking one, giving it a try, and seeing if you like it. We might recommend that you try MyFitnessPal first, as it does have the best UI.

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