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Ask The Readers: What’s the Best Calorie Tracking App?

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It’s a New Year and lots of us are trying to lose weight. Part of losing that weight and getting in shape is calorie counting. If you’ve looked in the iTunes App store, you see a ton of these type of apps. Which one is best for you? That’s a good question! We want you to get started on the right foot, so don’t let the wrong app sabotage your goals.

We want to hear from you, our readers!

So — we’re asking our readers which apps they like best and why. After a week, we’ll organize the comments and come up with a guide. Prepare to be quoted in the article. I’m a fan of Lose It, but CARROT Hunger is lots of fun. So, please drop a comment below answering the following:

  1. Which calorie tracking app for iOS do you like best?
  2. Why do you like it? 

Here we go!

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7 Responses to Ask The Readers: What’s the Best Calorie Tracking App?

  1. Jack Busch January 22, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

    I use FitBit because I have a FitBit. I also have used MyFitnessPal. They seem equal to me. But actually I don’t track calories anymore. I just wait until I start feeling ashamed or short of breath then I stop eating.

  2. david dingman January 23, 2017 at 8:19 am #

    My cardiologist recommended LOSE IT! and I’ve been using it for two years now. I subscribe to the paid version and it is very good.

  3. Dennis Smith January 23, 2017 at 9:51 am #

    My favorite app was LoseIt. It was easy to use and track what I ate and exercise I did. Best part…it was free and I didn’t have to spend $100 or more for some wrist thing that I would barely use.

  4. Donna M. January 23, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of “Lose it!” for a long long time…. Been tracking things on it for the past 3 years? I like how it comes pre-loaded and then saves my commonly eaten foods and it also has the data for most of the places I eat.

    What I don’t like is how it has ads 🙁 That’s a bummer since I don’t want to pay for the premium service.

    That said, I will still vote for it.

  5. James Hazlett January 24, 2017 at 2:42 am #

    Really liked and used LoseIt!, but switched to MyFitnessPal when it integrated well with the Withings HealthMate App and products (trackers, scales, Blood Pressure Monitor, etc.(

  6. Cindy H February 21, 2017 at 10:09 am #

    Fitbit (I love it for the sleep aspect as well as the calories burned while walking) which blends seamlessly with the free version of MyFitnessPal. My sister and I have lost 55 lbs between us, and we have kept it off. Great program and goes well with devices. I use an iPhone and iPad.

  7. Shane G March 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm #

    The problem with MyFitnessPal and LoseIt etc. is that they just pull numbers out of a database somewhere. It’s hardly ever accurate for homemade food. My mom for example was trying to use an app to track what she eats… she tried MFP then LoseIt for a while and gave up. None of these apps would have the food that she eats, and she never had patience to keep adding new stuff.
    The only thing that has worked with her is this photo food journal app called Calorious. It is simple to use, is free and has no ads. It uses community driven estimation system which makes it fun to use. I have been using it for a good 6 months now and really like it too.

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