Stay Healthy and Fit with these 5 Calorie Counter Apps

Staying in tip-top shape is one of the most challenging things we try to do in our lives. At times, even after doing all the tips and tricks we know to just maintain or lose weight, we still can’t stick to that latest diet. It’s even more frustrating when you still can’t fit into the clothes you love after avoiding all your favorite foods.

However, we must remember that even if we exercise daily, we can’t lose weight and be completely healthy if we’re not aware of the nutritional contents of the food we eat. Keeping track of your calorie intake is a good way of dropping those excess pounds and reducing your body size.  Here are 5 iPhone apps that will help you do just that.

1.  Calorie Counter and Food Diary by MyNetDiary, Free

calorie counter (itunes)

The Calorie Counter and Food Diary app can help keep track of your diet through its barcode scanner, huge food database, and weight loss tips and analysis. So whenever you go out to buy groceries, you don’t have to guess how much calories each food item contains; just use this app to scan the food item and learn its calorie content.

This app has been proven to be effective, as it has been featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, NPR Morning Edition, and Health Magazine.

2. Lose It! – Weight Loss Program and Calorie Counter, Free

Lose It! (itunes)

If you want flexibility and a personalized diet regimen, the Lose It! – Weight Loss Program and Calorie Counter app is for you. Once you download the app, you’ll need to answer a few questions about yourself; your answers will help the app create the perfect weight loss program for you. It also has an extensive database of groceries and restaurants that you can browse anytime you want.

3. Restaurant Nutrition, Free

Restaurant Nutrition (itunes)

Restaurant Nutrition offers nutritional information for 250 restaurants and over 60,000 food items. Besides always keeping you on the lookout for calorie counts, the app also helps you determine whether food items contain allergens, so you know what to avoid eating.

Bonus: This app can also function as a restaurant finder.

4. Tracker – Fitness and Nutrition Tracking, Free

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A weight loss diet is not going to be fully effective without exercise. The Tracker – Fitness and Nutrition Tracking app doesn’t only keep you posted with the nutritional values of your food but also helps you stay on track with your fitness activities. The app even provides graphs of your body weight and daily calorie intake, so you’ll get an idea of how you’re progressing in terms of weight loss.

5. Meal Snap – Calorie Counting Magic, Free

Meal snap (itunes)

Are you fond of taking photos of your meal before digging in? With the Meal Snap app, that’s what you have to do to learn about the nutritional value of your food. It also lets you share the photo you just captured to social networking sites. This does not only help you monitor what you are eating but also allows you to enjoy doing it.

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Zhea Katrina Estrada

Zhea Katrina Estrada is a foodie, bookworm, and a travel junkie. She believes that the world would be a better place if everybody would take one step at a time, plant trees, and believe that the best things in life are free.

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