Are you trying to shed some winter weight? Maybe your doctor has told you that you need to change your lifestyle. Did you know that if you use an app to track your calories, you're more likely to stick with tracking compared to someone who doesn't use an app? Your weight loss will also be more substantial. Check out our list of the best calorie counter apps for iPhone and iPad.
The best calorie counter apps for iPhone and iPad
22 Jan 2017, by Christine Pamintuan
MyNetDiary can help you lose weight and get healthier. You can track your food and exercise, plan out your healthy meals, and even stay motivated. It's easy to use and was even rated as the #1 diet app by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. It has the largest verified food database with more than 675,000 foods, personalized reminders and advice, and flexible amount entry with multiple servings for most foods. You can track up to 45 nutrients, see your Daily and Weekly Analysis to see where you can make improvements, and the app links to fitness trackers and scales.
- Searches for foods as you type
- Built-in barcode scanner
- Detailed food labels
- Quick calories entry
- Free with in-app subscription
My Diet Diary Calorie Counter App is meant to help you reach your goal sooner. You can track your exercise, food, nutrition, and more to help you gain, lose, or maintain weight. It's easy to add your food using the database of over 150,000 foods and recipes, and you can look at charts to track your progress to make sure you're on track to meet your goals. This app has an active diet and fitness community where you can ask questions for support and motivation. You get customized goals and calorie counter, reminders and notifications for exercise and meals, and the app integrates with several apps and devices.
- Sync/backup your data to MedHelp
- See info on everything you eat
- Get support and motivation
- Access your info from any computer
- Free calorie counter app for iPhone and iPad
This calorie tracker is built on the reputation of LiveStrong.org and provides users with a reliable tool for weight management and improving one’s overall health. This app has a massive database with over 2 million foods. Users can learn which foods have the most calories, how healthy foods their favorite foods are, create custom foods and meals, set up automatic tracking, get personalized daily caloric goals, track and review data, monitor progress, log your water intake, get support from members of a large community, integrate with Apple’s Health app and much more. There are numerous in-app purchases.
- Created by LiveStrong.org, Calorie tracker and health tool
- Massive database of over 2 million foods
- View nutrient and caloric breakdown for foods
- Track your calories, weight and water intake
- Get goals, Talk to members, In-app purchases
Fooducate is a weight loss tool that’s also designed to help users learn how to eat a healthy diet. Track your food, activity, sleep, mood and more. There’s a large community that will help keep you motivated and accountable. It’s one of the best weight loss and nutrition apps on the iOS. Users can scan bar codes to add the food, get suggestions on healthy foods to eat, share tips for success, learn about unhealthy ingredients like trans fats, personalize the app to your specific criteria like age and weight, integrate with Apple’s Health app, gluten and other allergies covered, monitor health conditions and more. There are in-app purchase for features and the Pro version.
- One of the top weight loss and nutrition apps for the iOS
- Monitor food, sleep, activity, and mood
- Get tips, learn about unhealthy foods, get suggestions on foods
- Personalize this app for your age, health, gender, weight, etc
- In-app purchase for Pro Version and other features
My Diet Coach Free lets you try out the My Diet Coach app before you upgrade. It will help you stay on track, stay committed, lose weight, and more. Track your calories and water intake, resist food cravings, identify emotional eating habits, and get diet tips and quotes. You'll get notifications, motivational guidelines, a weight chart (Pro), points and virtual rewards, a food cravings panic button (Pro), diet diary and calorie calculator, and you can add custom reminders like when to drink more water. The app is completely integrated with the Health app and it even works with Apple Watch.
- Points and virtual rewards
- Track your calories and water intake
- Diet tips and quotes
- Weight Chart
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade
Calorie Counter by FatSecret for iPad is an iPad-optimized app to easily and quickly find the nutritional info on the food you eat and track your calories, exercise, and weight. The app offers a manual barcode input, a weight tracker, a journal, an exercise diary, a diet calendar, and a quick pick feature that helps you find calorie and nutritional info for your foods, brands, and more. You can sync your account so you can access it on any computer or another device at any time. If you want, there is a universal app as well that you can download for your iPhone or iPod. The universal app is compatible with Apple Watch and is integrated with the Health app.
- Manual barcode input
- Sync your account
- Track calories, exercise, and weight
- Free calorie counter app for iPad
The MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker app will help you stay motivated and on track to lose, gain, or maintain your weight. The MFP all is user-friendly and has the largest food database with over 5 million foods listed. It's quick and easy to enter your food and exercise data, and it's totally free. The app will remember your favorites, you can add multiple foods at one time, and you can even save and add entire meals. It's compatible with over 50 apps and devices like Apple Health, Garmin, Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Runkeeper, and more.
- Largest food database
- Easy and fast food entry
- Barcode Scanner
- Track all major nutrients
- Free calorie counter app for iPhone and iPad
Argus boasts itself as having the world's largest social fitness community. You can set lifestyle goals, track your sleep, monitor your heart rate, track your steps, count your calories, and track your activities like running, climbing, cycling, and more. It offers in-depth charts and analysis, personalized weight-loss plans, video workouts, and you can join challenges to help motivate yourself. Learn how to perform basic weight lifting moves like deadlift, bench press, and squats, and follow along with Yoga and Pilates classes or do some stretches. This app is from the Azumio team so you know it's of the highest quality possible.
- Video workouts
- Track food and exercise
- Largest social fitness community
- Personalized weight-loss plans
- Free with in-app purchases
Lose It! makes it easy to lose weight. The calorie tracking program gives you the tools you need to plan meals, track the food you eat, and stay motivated so you can lose weight and meet your goals for exercise, blood pressure, nutrition, sleep, and more. Any foods logged to your phone's Health data will automatically sync to the app, the built-in barcode scanner makes entering packaged foods easy, you can track your steps, the meal and exercise planning helps you stay on track, and you can keep a diary or journal.
- Calorie counter and food tracker
- Meal and exercise planning
- Share foods with friends
- Comprehensive food and exercise database
- Free with in-app purchases
My Macros+ is a diet tracking app created by fitness professional Jason Loewy so you know it will offer everything you need. There are over 4 million food items in the database, you can set your nutrition goals by gram, it's fully operational offline, and you can add food to any number of meals: no more being restricted to Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner entries! There's a barcode scanner, it's integrated wit HealthKit and Apple Watch, and each one of the food items in the database are customizable and editable for your needs. You can have multiple nutrition goals like for rest days and workout days, low- and high-carb days, or whatever else. Your macro totals are given for individual meals as well as daily totals.
- Designed by a fitness pro
- Over 4 million food items in the database
- Set multiple nutrition goals
- See macro totals for meals as well as daily totals
- Use it with Apple Watch