With hundreds of calorie counting apps to choose from, it easy to get overwhelmed or waste your time on ones that aren’t very useful. I know you’ve been there. Either it’s confusing to use, the data is wrong, or you are distracted by ads. I have used so many different calorie counting apps over the years with my clients and have never been 100% satisfied. That is until I discovered Nutritionix Track. I have started using this app with my clients and so far they and I love it.
Here is what we love about it:
- Easy and attractive dashboard and diary
- Multiple ways to add your daily food: upload a picture, search in the database, add your own foods, scan the package barcode, or use the “freeform box.”
- It offers a unique feature that I have not seen anywhere else. The “freeform” option allows you to say your diary and using advanced technology it accurately determines what you ate. Just takes a minute to log all your food! (Watch the video below to see how it works.)
- If you are trying to NOT think about calories, the picture option is a great way to log your food without worrying about the nutrition.
- You can add your own recipes.
- It tracks your weight, fluid intake, and exercise.
- You can link it with popular fitness trackers, like Fitbit and HealthKit.
- Shows macro and micronutrients.
- No ads.
- You can connect your diary with your dietitian (me!) and I can view your foods from my computer.
One of my clients said, “My favorite feature is the Freeform box. It’s so much easier to log my food rather than type it out.”
Have you ever had a financial goal, like pay off your car or save for your vacation? I bet the first thing you did was figure out how much money you needed to save and then made a plan to save that money. Part of that plan probably included making a budget. What does that have to do with nutrition? Everything! If you have a health goal, you have to know how to get there. And what you put in your mouth will move you towards or away from that goal. That is why I recommend calorie counting, especially with the Nutritionix app.
Watch the video to see it in action.
For more apps that I recommend, check out my FREE Guide: 25 Best Apps for Optimal Health