best diet apps and best nutrition apps for Android
One of the more difficult tasks in staying healthy is maintaining a good diet. Exercise is also definitely important. However, if you’re eating the worst stuff, it’ll be for naught. There are just too many awesome foods out there that are also horrible for you. In this round up, we’ll go over the best Android diet apps and Android nutrition apps so you can find an app that’ll help you keep on that healthy diet.


Diet Watchers Diary

Price: $2.99 with in-app purchases
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Diet Watchers Diary may be the most complicated app on this list but it also allows for a lot of personal customization. With this app, users are tasked with creating their own database and then using it to create their own diet. The premise is that once you see what you’re eating, it’ll encourage you to change things up a bit. The app also comes with Dropbox integration for backup and syncing, a barcode scanner, BMI calculator, and a basic food database to get you started. It has all the basics and is a good app for those who want a more hands-on approach. It's definitely one of the better diet apps and nutrition apps. Do beware, though, as there is no free version of this app so make sure you give it a good test inside of the refund time!
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FatSecret Calorie Counter

Price: Free
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Calorie Counter by FatSecret is more basic than many of these other apps. It includes a dietary diary so you can keep a record of the food that you eat and the calories that you burn. There is also comes with a barcode scanner, a weight tracker, a diet calendar, and a reference guide to find foods and restaurants to see the nutritional value of their food. It also comes with a widget if you need one as well as recipe ideas. It’s also totally free to use and comes with both Facebook and Google login capabilities.
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FatSecret Calorie Counter

Fooducate

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Fooducate is something a little bit different. On the surface, it is a diet and weight loss application that does the basic stuff such as count calories, track weight loss, and track exercise. What makes Fooducate stand apart is that it tries to not only count your calories, but help you analyze the value of the calories consumed. The premise being that it helps you consume better calories leading to more weight loss and a healthier diet. It also has a product database of over 250,000 items and there is a community forum to get further help. You can purchase add-ons for additional features if you prefer. It's definitely one of the more underrated diet apps and nutrition apps on Android!
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Fooducate

Lose It

Price: Free / $39.99 per year
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Lose It! is another popular application that does pretty much everything you need a calorie counting app to do. It comes with a food database, dietary plans based on your needs, the barcode scanner, and there is more if you buy the premium version. There is above average hardware support that lets you connect things like the Fitbit and Jawbone hardware to the app for additional stats to analyze plus the application can connect to MyFitnessPal, RunKeeper, and even Google Fit for more data. It’s a decent, more simple all-in-one fitness and health app. It's one of those diet apps and nutrition apps that's worth a shot.
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Lose It

Lose weight without dieting

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Lose Weight Without Dieting and a quickly growing nutrition and dieting app that keeps things simple and streamlined. There is a database of food that you can add to which is admittedly difficult, but the rest of the application seems to work well. You have calorie and fitness trackers, weight loss plans, weight tracker, and other metrics to help round out an already positive experience. The unique part of this app is that you earn “pearls” for actually using the app on a consistent basis. If you get enough pearls, you can get the ad-free version of the app without paying for it. That’s some pretty good motivation. About the only really bad part of this app is the name, but everything else seems pretty solid.
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Lose weight without dieting

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My Diet Coach

Price: Free / $4.99
DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY
My Diet Coach takes a different approach by helping people tackle the mental hurdles when it comes to weight loss. It offers a ton of things like tips, photos, and rewards to keep you motivated. Our favorite part is how the app encourages a person to make baby steps when it comes to lifestyle changes so that no one is doing something drastic and then feels bad about themselves if they mess up. On top of that, the app has some basic features like calorie counting, progress tracking, reminders to do things like eat or drink water, and there is even a visual weight loss tracker so you can see the change. It’s a lot of fun even if it’s not as complex as other apps.
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My Diet Coach

MyFitnessPal

Price: Free / $9.99 per month / $49.99 per year
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MyFitnessPal is on all of the app lists for diet apps and nutrition apps and that’s because it’s the most popular. It currently rocks more than a staggering ten million downloads and a 4.6 rating in the Play Store. It comes with all the features including a database with over five million foods, full sync with their website service so you can count calories cross-platform, a recipe calculator so you can see how much nutrition a home cooked meal will have, and the ability to add multiple items at once. There is also a pretty decent fitness tracker with 350 exercises that covers both cardio and strength training. It’s about the best all-in-one solution you can find for both fitness and nutrition.
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MyFitnessPal

MyNetDiary Calorie Counter

Price: Free / $9 per month / $60 per year
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MyNetDiary is one of the more decent nutrition apps and diet appps. It also has some decent features. It does the standard stuff such as track what you eat using at least 600,000 foods (probably more) from its database. You'll also get a basic fitness tracker, support for a variety of connected devices such as Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Garmin, and more. Using this app, you can also keep track of things like your blood glucose, heart rate, A1C, cholesterol, and more. MyNetDiary provides a very positive experience with this app and there is cross-platform support via their website.
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MyNetDiary Calorie Counter

MyPlate Calorie Tracker

Price: Free / $9.99 per month / $29.99 per year
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MyPlate Calorie Tracker is one of the newer diet apps and nutrition apps. It covers the basics such as calorie counting, food logging, and more. There is also contains a fitness section where you can plan exercises, integrate Google Fit data, and keep track of your water intake. The app does a great job of having the right set of features without having a lot of stuff that gets in the way. It also features Android Wear support, cross-platform support with computers, and a barcode scanner. Some of the features require a subscription, but it's worth checking out the app anyway.
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MyPlate Calorie Tracker

SparkPeople Calorie Counter

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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SparkPeople's Calorie Counter apps is one of the more popular diet apps and nutrition apps. It helps you keep track of your diet by keeping a database of over three and a half million food items and more are added all the time. It also comes with a built in barcode scanner so you can scan foods at the grocery store and see their nutritional information online if you so choose. The app also includes a basic fitness tracker, additional calorie counting features, informational articles to help you out, and cross-platform support so you can view your stats on a smartphone or computer.
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SparkPeople Calorie Counter

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Joe Hindy
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  • Testname

    Integration to Android Fit (also via Android War) that would be fine!!!

    • JosephHindy

      I’m sure that’s something that’ll be more widespread as time goes. Android Fit and Wear are still (relatively) new platforms and the APIs are still pretty limited for the time being. Over time, I’m sure most of these will have support for at least Wear and probably a few for Fit too :)

  • Happy

    Arrgghh, stop it – calories count, weight loss, bla-bla… Are there no apps for healthy eating instead of apps for weight loss?

    • JosephHindy

      One begets the other. The act of actually listing your calories really helps open one’s eyes as to what they’re eating and how bad it could be. Thus, calorie counting SHOULD lead to healthier eating.

      • patstar5

        But not all calories are created equal. People need to stop eating grains. All these low fat foods are terrible for you. Highly processed and full of added sugar because the took the fat out.

        • JosephHindy

          Well that’s why apps like Fooducate exist, to begin making that distinction. Unfortunately, no apps exist that have that kind of info in them except that one, but to say the list is devoid of at least one app that can tell the difference between “good and bad calories” is false.

  • Giampi

    You forgot Lifesum that features Google Fit integration among its characteristics

    • JosephHindy

      Lifesum still needs a bit of work, but it’s on my radar :)

  • Most of these apps are not that much effective. Look you have to scan the barcode and then the app will check the nutrition info online. Now are you going to eat all of the food that is there in the container whose barcode you have just scanned? I believe no.
    There should be something more innovative than these apps.
    Moreover, the apps that help you to maintain a diet chart are useless. It is very difficult to maintain what we have ate. We are going to miss it sometimes.
    LG on the other hand is doing something fantastic. LG is going to provide a diet watch android app for their smartphones users in which you just have to capture images before and after consuming your food and that’s it. The app utilizes technique of digital processing of images to generate and display the consumed calorie and nutrition information.
    You can read more about this app from here – https://greybmusings.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/lg-new-diet-watch-android-app-that-recommend-and-suggests-food-by-digital-processing-of-images/
    This sounds interesting to me as we don’t have to enter any of the nutrition details manually and just have to capture images and that’s it. The only problem that LG has to overcome with this app is – the technique of image processing.

    • Goblin Shark

      That’s not how the barcode scanner feature works. You scan the barcode then select the quantity consumed whether it be ounces or servings or pieces.

    • Wilson Stevens

      I use a bar code scan and if you look on the package, it tells you how much you should eat. For example, I just had a dill pickle, scanned the barcode and got the nutrition information, it said 1/2 of a pickle was a serving. I had eaten the whole pickle, so I put down 2 servings. I think the barcode is one of the better features any application can and should have.

  • vnedeff

    I can recommend Nutritionist http://androidfitness.net/download-nutritionist-dieting-made-easy.html In my opinion the best nutrition app for android

  • Marco Polidori

    These apps are all great BUT, and I say but, there are a lot of studies who show that people can get better results in terms of losing weight and improving nutrition if they can “share” their efforts with other people and not only with an app.
    For this reasons where are building up a web and mobile platform that allows users to be daily supported and followed by a certified nutrition expert so everyone can have the right know how and motivation during his process of changing nutrition habits.
    We’re now testing and operating our platform in Italy, but we want to address a wider market as fast as possible.
    If you like the project and if you are interested in please visit our website –> http://www.nutrimeapp.com
    and follow us on facebook [www.facebook.com/nutrimeapp]
    Thanks

  • Christopher Terpin

    I am developing a simple Google Speech recognition based calorie counter that’s helping me lose weight and eat more fruits and veggies:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rfo.speakcc

  • Goblin Shark

    I use Lose It, it’s a great app if you use it faithfully. I have my fitbit connected but that’s kind of a double edged sword because sometimes you see the exercise bonus and start eating donuts LOL

  • patstar5

    I was using my fitness pal the first half of 2015 but then I switched to a low carb diet and lost 50lbs. 75lbs down total now Amazing what happens when you stop eating so many carbs, processed food, and grains. No counting calories!
    I still use it sometimes to look up how many carbs something has, though some people don’t fill in all the macronutrient information….

    • Ali H

      I used to love this app up until Under Armor bought it.

      • Captain Obvious

        Agreed, I uninstalled after they bought it and all kinds of new permissions started coming across.

      • Same here.
        And won’t sync any of my information from nether map my run, or map my ride with my fitness pall.
        I’m starting to feel sorry I bought all those apps, and a year subscription to mvp last year.

  • Greg Lupus

    I was mfp user abd i switched this app for Fitatu. New calorie counter app. For free, no ads!