What are the best calorie trackers?

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    #1MyFitnessPal

    MyFitnessPal
    MyFitnessPal is a tracking app that will help you to lose weight, tone up, change your habits and get healthy. It connects with other training apps and devices, like Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Garmin, MapMyFitness, Runkeeper, Strava, and more.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Wayne Walters
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "I thought MyFitnessPal was very easy to use and simple. I liked that they have a large list of food already programmed into the app's data-banks when you download it. I still use MyFitnessPal even now, I thought it was so useful. It really helps to be able to track my calories so easily and fast!"
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    #2Food & Fitness Planner

    Food & Fitness Planner
    Create a plan for you, log your food, your activity and keep track of your progress.
    Websites

    Free

    Richard Wheeler
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "I decided this year was the one I finally took my weight issues into my own hands and do something about it, but I wasn't sure where to get started. I've used Webmd for other health related things so decided to give their food & fitness planner a shot. By entering some basic information about myself and my goals, it was able to calculate what my calorie intake needed to be and with the food log, I was able to track what I ate and how it added up to that intake value. With other benefits like nutrient tracker and activity logs, it became my one stop in helping me start to lose this weight!"
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    #3Lose It!

    Lose It!

    Lose It! is a weight loss system that calculates your daily calorie budget and helps you to achieve it. The app can be connected to different trackers and training apps, like Fitbit, Misfit or Healthkit.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tejas Patil
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "Lose it! is a really helpful app. I have been calorie tracking for years - it has been the only effective way for me to lose weight and maintain weight loss. Most calorie tracking apps require you to search for the food you are tracking, often having to guess at calorie content, and sometimes to track foods manually if they are not in the database. The time saved by simply being able to take pics of your food and then track it just makes calorie tracking that much easier."
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    #4[TUTORIAL] How to Lose Weight Counting Calories + My 2 Favorite Calorie Calculators

    [TUTORIAL] How to Lose Weight Counting Calories + My 2 Favorite Calorie Calculators
    This video answers the question of how to lose weight by counting calories and shows you 2 effective online calorie calculators.
    Videos

    Free

    Nathan Wood
    Written on April 15, 2017
    "This was a great video that provides a lot of useful information on how to lose weight, what to eat and the best calorie trackers that you can use. They provide substantial evidence supporting what they are advising you to do. As well as examples. Also, their other videos on the subjects : bloating ect are just as good."
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    #5Calorie Counting: How Many Calories A Person Needs Daily?

    Calorie Counting: How Many Calories A Person Needs Daily?
    Calories are a measure of energy and are commonly used to describe the energy content of foods. Watch out to know the amount of calorie a person needs daily.
    Videos

    Free

    Terry Foster
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "This short video is a quick walk-through on the number of calories that someone should contain - it's a decent video that is very brief but also a general source of knowledge. This information should be taken in general - but the video does not cover calorie trackers, just the quantity consumed."
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    #6[TUTORIAL] How to Count Your Calories to Lose Weight Fast and See Results! No More Excuses!

    [TUTORIAL] How to Count Your Calories to Lose Weight Fast and See Results! No More Excuses!
    The Youtuber Joanna Soh, explains in this video the most effective way to lose weight: count the calories you consume.
    Videos

    Free

    Eugene Bell
    Written on March 30, 2017
    "This could be accomplished far simpler with a basic app or even spreadsheet. After watching the video just for 4 mins, my head is already a sea of numbers. Counting calories isn't going to lose you any weight anyway, just don't eat rubbish and do some exercise, simple."
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    #7The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2017: Pocket-Size Edition

    The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2017: Pocket-Size Edition
    The CalorieKing Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2017--a simple, safe, practical and effective guide to a healthy and lasting weight loss.
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    Norma Quezada
    Written on September 5, 2017
    "First off, the cover design looks like it was made in the early 2000s by an amateur and was never updated--not a good start. But secondly, in terms of the content itself, there's literally nothing special about it and if you want a pocket calorie counter, it's called a smartphone app. There are way, way better options."
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    #8Lifesum

    Lifesum

    Lifesum: Diet & Macro Tracker is a health and fitness app that will help you eat and train well to achieve a healthy life, with delicious recipes selected just for you. With Lifesum, you can share your progress with your friends.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Walter West
    Written on February 25, 2017
    "My New Year's resolution was to lose 5 pounds and keep it off. With this app, I am able to easily track my health related choices and decisions. It is really helpful!"
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    #9FatSecret

    FatSecret
    FatSecret is a free calorie counter. It includes a food diary, nutrition database, healthy recipes, exercise log, weight chart and journal.
    Websites

    Free

    Julio Carrasco
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "I thought FatSecret was a little cumbersome because I was just looking for a simple calorie tracker. FatSecret had me sign up and make an account in addition to downloading the app which I did not like. I think that if I was looking for a more inclusive weight loss app I would have liked it more but I just wanted a calorie tracker so I moved on to another app."
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    #10The Ultimate Calorie Counter

    The Ultimate Calorie Counter
    Say goodbye to crash diets, hunger pangs, cravings, and diet drug! health writer Sheila Buff tells you everything you need to know to lose weight safely, easily and keep it off, in The Ultimate Calorie Counter.
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    Sean Wells
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "Unfortunately, I'm overweight and I really need to do something about it. Calorie counting seemed easy enough, so I figured it would be even easier with a calorie tracker. I found this book thinking it would help me get started. It had a lot of good information but it leaves all the work to me. I'm to lazy to calculate calories myself and I know if left up to me, I'm gonna give up. It's a good informational tool, but for me it wasn't the accountability tool I desperately need. I need an app or something where I can quickly input food items and the calories will be subtracted from my daily allowance automatically. "
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    #11A Saner Way to Track Calories

    A Saner Way to Track Calories
    In this article, you can read 5 valuable tips to keep track of calories and keep the diet under control.
    Websites

    Free

    Jeffrey Fox
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "The Cooking Light website is bright and appealing. I like the red apple logo holding the calculator. But I'm not so sure it's truly a saner way to track calories. It's just another weight-loss website, I'm afraid."
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    #12Pocket Calorie Counter

    Pocket Calorie Counter
    2016 edition! Count on it! Keep track of everything you eat and drink with this sleek little Pocket Calorie Counter. More than 8,000 entries!
    Books

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    Kevin Carlson
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "I think the Pocket Calorie Counter is a handy item for keeping track of my calorie intake. I got the Kindle edition since I take mine everywhere I go anyway. It has information about how to manage my nutrition goals along with easy to use calorie and nutritional information for so many foods. I used to have to look everything up when I got home and sometimes found myself eating things that I maybe shouldn't have, but not anymore."
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    #13YAZIO

    YAZIO

    YAZIO is a calorie-counting app that also provides healthy recipes, lets you track your activity and fitness goals. It allows you to connect with other fitness apps and devices, and helps you achieve your fitness goals and stay in shape. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Henry Rice
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "YAZIO is a great tool for keeping track of your diet and using information gleamed from your diet to improve the intake of nutrition to your body. I like the way that there are detailed statistics for each food group that let you determine if your reaching the ideal levels of required daily nutrients."
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    #14MyPlate Calorie Tracker

    MyPlate Calorie Tracker

    MyPlate Calorie Tracker is a mobile application developed by LIVESTRONG which has the most user-friendly way to track calories and help you stay fit. It will provide you a snapshot of your daily food intake. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Xu Ding
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "Ever since I started to count calories, I've seen some significant weight loss, but that doesn't mean I like doing it. Keeping track of every little thing I ate, having to search the web to find out how many calories it was, it was just so tedious. Until I found MyPlate. Like other calorie counters, it has a diary to track my info, but it also has a barcode scanner. It's made it so much easier to not only enter my data, but find out info about food online. It's taken so much of the work out of counting calories."
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    #15Mealime - Healthy Meal Plans

    Mealime - Healthy Meal Plans
    Mealime is a simple way for busy singles, couples, and families to plan their meals and eat healthier. The meal plans & recipes are highly customizable so you can easily personalize a plan that works with your unique tastes and lifestyle.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Charles Collins
    Written on March 1, 2017
    "I've been searching for an app that would not only help me plan, shop, and cook healthy meals but also provide accurate calorie information. I've really got to give it to the Mealtime-Healthy Meal Plans app for delivering all of these benefits plus really good recipes that are easy for a novice like me to cook! "
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    #16Runtastic Balance

    Runtastic Balance

    Runtastic Balance is a good app to improve your diet with a daily meal record and thus, to get healthy habits. The app contains a large database of food and nutritional plans personalized for controlling each of the calories consumed daily. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Chan Jiang
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Okay, I got the exercise portion down pretty good but I'm still getting a handle on the diet portion of my fitness routine. The Runtastic Balance app helps with that. It lets me track and improve my daily meals and calorie intake completing my routine."
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