A worldwide favorite based on reviews on iTunes and the Android Play Store, MyFitnessPal has a food database that contains 750,000 foods, from fresh veggies to packaged frozen dinners. Tracking your calories with foods in the database also lets you track nutrients like protein, carbohydrates, fiber and other crucial dieting elements. As a plus, it's also a fitness tracker. Add in those calories you burned on the treadmill and MyFitnessPal will subtract them from your daily total. The app is available on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone.
Calorie Counter by FatSecret
Calorie Counter by FatSecret is another calorie-counting app with a large database, bar-code scanner, fitness tracker and more, but it has an added benefit for long-term weight-loss goals. This app also has a journal where you can write about your past downfalls, future plans and how to reach your goals. Hey, getting it out on paper (even if it's digital) always helps. Calorie Counter by FatSecret is available on iPhone and Android.
Track your calories, plus get a little something extra with LoseIt! This all-in-one weight-loss app has a large food database, but also features a bar-code scanner, which allows you to get calorie content from any scannable packaged food in your pantry. Turn those items into low-calorie recipes with the app's recipe builder. It's totally free and available on iPhone and Android.
Dining out is difficult when you're counting calories. After all, how could you possibly know everything that went into that meal without being an absolute pest to the kitchen and server? Luckily, there's an app for that. Restaurant Nutrition contains the calorie and nutrition information of 15,000 menu items from 100 chain restaurants. It's available on iPhone and Android.
It's magic! Snap a picture of your meal and this app can make a guess about what it contains and how many calories are in it. Perhaps it isn't best for the serious calorie counters out there, but Meal Snap might be able to give you a calorie range for your particular portion. Available on iPhone.
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