The Healthcare & Fitness category on the Apple App Store has many apps that can be classified as weight loss apps and diet apps. However there are two main differences among these: those that are calorie counter apps and those that are meal planner apps. So this is a guide to help you find the best calorie counter iPhone app.
The iPhone Diet App Guide
Calorie Counter Apps
Apps that fall into this category are those such as Lose It, Livestrong’s Calorie Tracker, and Calorie Counter Pro, to name a few. Calorie counter apps determine a certain caloric threshold to achieve each day, it’s then up to you to meet that threshold, and hope you get a nutritionally balanced plan while you’re at it. These apps flaunt things such as “300,000+ foods in the database” and “built-in barcode scanners.” The QUALITY of the database is what matters, not the QUANTITY. Those 300,000+ foods include bacon-wrapped dates, the KFC Double Down, among artery-clogging others. Also, built-in barcode scanners may seem like a nice bell and whistle, but if you want to eat healthy and lose weight, you shouldn’t have a UPC label on your apple, broccoli, or lean chicken breast!
Meal Planner Apps:
These apps get to know things about you: your height, weight, gender, weight loss goals, activity level etc. Meal planner apps take into account the foods you prefer and the foods you have in stock, and generate a well-balanced plan for you. They are purposely simple and built intelligently. They give you more time to focus on things other than planning ahead your meals and calorie counting. Time that can better spent living your life.