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Best Diet and Nutrition Apps to Download Right Now

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Smartphones are amazing devices, and many people have taken to using them to help them with their diets. Diet and nutrition apps are amongst some of the most popular apps available, and there are many options for users to choose from, many sharing similar features but others are more unique. Whether you’re in diet and nutrition app development or just a user who wants to try it out to achieve personal goals, there are a set of features considered to be a must.

Features such as barcode scanners, extensive food databases, fitness tracker compatibility, calorie trackers, step trackers, and diet insights are all standard fare these days amongst the top apps aims towards dieters and other health-minded individuals. 

To give you a brief overview of the top diet and nutrition apps available, we’ve written this brief rundown on the top 4 examples with some of their key features listed: 

App Examples

 

  • MyFitnessPal

 

MyFitnessPal is a calorie and diet tracking app with an extensive database of over 6 million different food items that users can log. If a user is unable to find food in the database, they may add it by themselves. The app tracks calories, macronutrients, some micronutrients, and also some vitamin level intakes for each day. 

Features: 

Food Database: Over 6 million different foods can be found

Barcode Scanner: Over 4 million scannable barcodes

Recipe Importer: Recipes can be imported from the web

Restaurant Logging: Many restaurant menus available through the app makes to make logging as easy as possible

Food Insights: Advice on food choices

Personalized Experience: Users can create their own recipes, foods, and meals

Calorie Counter: Calories for all foods logged are automatically tracked

Track All Nutrients: Also tracks calories, protein, fat, carbs, sugar, fiber, vitamins, cholesterol, and more.

Customize Your Diary: Users can customize meals or stick to breakfast, lunch, and dinner defaults

Water Tracking: Users can track water intake in either ml or oz

 

  • Lose It!
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Lose It! is another calorie and diet tracking app that allows users to track their daily food intake. Users can input their age, weight, height, and goal weight and the app will automatically come up with a calorie intake goal which makes it easy for users to get started with the app. 

Features: 

Food Database: Users can look up foods by searching through the database

Barcode Scanner: Users can look up foods by scanning barcodes

Snap It Picture Logging: Users can take a picture of their food, and it will  be logged automatically

Calorie Counter: After a user logged food, the app automatically calculates calories

Track All Nutrients: Also tracks calories, protein, fat, carbs, sugar, fiber, vitamins, cholesterol, and more.

Water Tracking: Users can track water intake in either ml or oz

Syncs With Fitness Trackers: Sync and connect fitness trackers, apps, and devices such as Fitbits trackers, Misfit trackers, Fitbit scales, Withings scales, and Google Fit

Serving Size Suggestions: Offers users suggestions on appropriate serving sizes for many different foods

Meal Targets: Users can set calorie targets for individual meals

Meal Planning: Users can create meal plans

Insights and Patterns: Gives insights about users eating habits and ways they can improve their diet

 

  • Calorie Counter & Food Diary

 

Calorie Counter & Food Diary is another diet and calorie tracking app that allows users to track their daily food intake with an aim towards weight loss. Users can scan barcodes to get the food’s specific nutrition information loaded right into the app, and it also tracks macronutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, and fats. 

Features: 

Food Database: Users can look up foods by searching through the database

Barcode Scanner: Users can look up foods by scanning barcodes

Reminders: Users can set the app to remind them to log their meals, weigh themselves, get enough sleep, and take enough steps throughout the day

Calorie Counter: The app calculates all calories and shows stats about calories consumed

Track All Nutrients: In the same way, users can track calories, protein, fat, carbs, sugar, fiber, vitamins, cholesterol, and more.

Charts: Users can view their weight loss progress and view other diet and health trends

Syncs With Fitness Trackers: Sync and connect fitness trackers, apps, and a large variety of devices such as Fitbits trackers, Misfit trackers, Fitbit scales, Withings scales, and Google Fit

Health and Diabetes Monitoring: Users can keep track of their heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, medications, results of tests, and also information for diabetics such as net carbs, A1C, and insulin.

Customization: Users can choose to use either imperial or metric system measurements. Many other sections of the app are fully customizable.

 

  • ShopWell
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ShopWell makes it easier for users to shop for healthy food options. Users can input their goals and dietary restrictions and the app will automatically recommend healthy food options that are available at a given store. The app can detect the user’s current location and will automatically give recommendations based on the store they’re shopping at! 

Features: 

Barcode Scanner: Users can look up foods by scanning barcodes

Food Recommendations: Recommends healthy food options for users

GPS Location: It suggests stores nearest to users with the healthiest foods available

S Health Integration: Integrates with Samsung’s S Health app

Mobile Shopping: Users can purchase recommended foods directly through the app

In conclusion

After reading through the above information you should have a good idea of what you’ll want to download on your smartphone. Be sure that with these applications you will be able to achieve success in your well-being!

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