It can be difficult to count calories and eat healthily with all those delicious treats out there.

That's why calorie counting apps are so helpful. You simply enter in the food you consume and the app does all the work for you by analyzing and quantifying your caloric intake as well as the fat you've consumed and more.

To help you get on track to a healthy lifestyle, we've taken a look at some of the best calorie counting apps out there to help you find one that fits your busy schedule and makes dieting a whole lot easier.


The best

MyFitnessPal

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Released: 2009-12-08 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Calorie Counter & Diet Trackeris one of the most popular calorie counters on iOS and Android - and for good reason. It links to a fantastic website with one of the largest food databases out there with over five million types of food.

You can either search and manually add food or scan in products via bar code, and watch your progress as you lose the pounds. You can even keep in touch with other friends who use the app.

There's the option to keep track of physical activity too, which can be a big help.

Finally, you can sync your account with your computer and the web version to make sure you've always got access.

Honorable mentions

Lose It! – Calorie Counter

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Released: 2008-11-21 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Lose It! is similar to MyFitnessPal in that it allows you to track calories, exercise, and communicate with other users, but with a smaller food library.

The interface is easy to use and it's a solid app - especially for tracking your progress.

Fooducate - eat better coach

iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
Released: 2010-11-04 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Fooducate is more for those who wish to track the nutritional value of the food they're taking in, but it's still a viable calorie counter.

The handy barcode scanner and food database offer several options for you to find out what kind of nutrients, vitamins, fat, and calories you're putting into your body. It's also very simple to use.

What's your favourite calorie counting app? If it didn't make the list, let us know what it is in the comments below!

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