Basically the world’s most popular health and fitness app, the MyFitnessPal app does it all—food, activity and goal tracking. The 6+ million food database (which tracks macronutrients and calories) and the wide range of activities recognized across different apps and devices helps to track “calories in vs. calories out” to meet weight loss or other health goals.
You log the food you eat and the app tells you how many calories you’ve consumed, the macronutrient breakdown, and displays a scoreboard of your progress toward your goals. It also syncs with fitness trackers to estimate calories burned throughout the day. The app holds users accountable by sending reminders to log your food if you’ve forgotten to.
We’re not really into calorie-counting (all calories are not created equal, and to compare a calorie of zucchini to a calorie of Hostess cupcakes is silly), so don’t necessarily recommend this app from a calorie-counting standpoint.
But, it can be a starting point for people who are trying to gain or lose weight and need an estimate of their food intake. And, it’s still a very comprehensive and effective tool for tracking food intake and activity, in order to make lifestyle change, establish new habits, and meet health goals.
The Best Apps for Healthy Living (2020) // Four Wellness Co. is written by Melissa Norton for fourwellness.co