Keeping track of what we eat is an excellent way to succeed with weight maintenance goals. Smart phones have made it even easier to track nutritional intake with food tracking apps. Read on for some of the most popular Smart Phone apps.
- MyFitnessPal by MyFitnessPal.com for iOS and Android users – This free app includes an easy to use food and exercise log. A built-in barcode scanner allows users to scan in a food product directly into the food diary.
- Fooducate by Fooducate, Ltd for iOS and Android uses – This free program allows users to scan a product’s barcode while grocery shopping and provides nutritional descriptions of the item. The app allows users to compare items based on nutritional content and on cost.
- Figwee Portion Explorer by Density Limited LLC for iOS – This program includes a nominal fee ($3.99) and allows users to better estimate portion sizes. The app includes more than 28,000 images of different foods in various portion sizes and allows users to increase or decrease food quantity to see the change in nutritional content.
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