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Calorie counting, diet plans, weight check, food diary: Here are the top 5 apps to meet your calorie maintenance needs

From tracking your calorie intake to clearing your doubts about whether you are overweight, need to gain or lose weight, here are the top 5 apps that will meet all your calorie measure needs: 

MyFitnessPal: This app tracks your weight and also calculates a recommended daily calorie intake. The app also features a well-designed food diary along with an exercise log. 

The home page on the interface makes it clear how much calorie you consumed during the day. Additionally, it displays the remaining recommended intake and the number of calories that got burned through the exercises. 

The app features an extensive nutrition database. It contains more than 11 million foods. A user can also download recipes from the internet or create custom foods and dishes. 

The app displays each day’s performance in a pie chart, breaking down the carbs, proteins and fats. 

The app offers both a free and premium version. 

Lose it: Another app that can track a user’s health. It comes in with an easy-to-use food diary and exercise log. 

The Lose it app provides personalized recommendation for calorie intake based on the users weight, height, age and goals. The app tracks your calorie intake on the home page. 

The app displays the food entries with individual icons and possesses a comprehensive food database. 

To facilitate calorie maintenance, it provides a tab called “challenges” that allows you to participate in dietary challenges or make your own. It presents weight challenges on a graph. It also possess a barcode scanner for packaged foods. 

FatSecret: This is a free calorie measurement app. This comes in with a food diary, a nutrition database, healthy recipes, an exercise log, a weight chart and a journal. 

The app’s homepage displays the day’s and each meal’s calorie intake. Additionally it provides breakdown of carbs, protein and fat. 

The app also presents a monthly summary view. This gives the total calories that the user has consumed each day and presents the average for each month. This feature will help a user track his or her’s overall performance. 

FatSecret is a user-friendly calorie counter. It also offers a “challenges” section where the user can create or participate in dietary challenges. 

Cronometer: Cronometer facilitates the user to keep track of their diet, exercise and body weight. The app offers exact serving sizes and a useful exercise database. One can also set customized calorie needs based on situations like pregnancy or while lactating. 

The app changes macronutrient recommendations based on the users input about any specific diet. The app possess a simple user-friendly food diary. It is very useful to track micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals. 

Noom: This app, along with counting calorie, can also help a user lose weight and sustain weight loss. The app asks for specific inputs in terms of age, height, weight, gender and lifestyle. Using this information, it creates an estimated number of calories the user should consume each day. This is called a calorie budget according to the app. 

The app uses the calorie budget to help the user reach a calorie deficit. 

Noom also encourages the user to track each day’s calorie intake and to measure their weight each day. 

This app creates dietary plans without putting restrictions on certain food items. Instead of restrictions, the app uses calories and nutrients to facilitate weight loss. 

Noom comes in with a free trial version and also includes different packages that vary depending on the length of the suggested plan.  



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