Best iPhone calorie counter

Let your iPhone help you get healthier.


Keeping track of your diet and calories can be tricky sometimes. The iPhone has made calorie counting the easiest it's ever been with some essential apps. This AppGuide will help you select the best apps for your healthy journey.

Essential Apps

  • Free

    Lose It! – Weight Loss Program and Calorie Counter

    by FitNow

    Lose It! is one of the best apps out there to count calories. Millions have fallen in love with it. The user interface is simple, yet still very stunning. There is already a database of food and activity, but you can still add yours as a custom entry if you cannot find what you are looking for. You can even set up recipes for more complex foods. This app includes a barcode scanner so that you can log packaged foods without the hassle of typing out information from the box. You can use Lose It! with or without an internet connection. If you set up a free account on you gain access to even more features.

  • Free

    Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal


    This simplistic app makes calorie counting fast and easy. Its food database is one of the largest out there with just over two million entries. It even comes with a barcode scanner so that you can easily find foods while you're preparing them. The recipe calculator is a fabulous feature that allows you to enter your own recipes to calculate the nutritional contents. Aside from being a calorie counter, this app also includes a database of exercises, a goal tracker, reports, and a way to connect with friends. Don't forget to visit the website to sync and back up your data for free.

Notable Apps

  • Free

    Fooducate - Healthy Weight Loss, Food Scanner & Diet Tracker

    by Fooducate, Ltd.

    Ever wonder what grades you would earn in school based on your diet? Wonder no more. With Fooducate you can track your diet, calorie quality, and even a bit of exercise. This app does include a barcode scanner, but you can also manually search for a product. One neat thing about this app is that you can learn about a food product's pros and cons. If your product isn't in the system you can submit it for analysis. This is not only a great way to count calories, but also helps you choose healthier alternatives.

  • Free

    Calorie Counter & Weight Loss, by SparkPeople

    by SparkPeople, Inc.

    Users of the popular website will definitely want to download this app on their iPhone. If you’ve never visited the site, you can register and get a free account for maximum customization, or simply use this app without it. You get a food, calorie, exercise, and weight tracker. You can even have daily meal plans customized to your goals if you like.

  • Free

    My Diet Coach - Weight loss motivation for women & calorie counter - FREE

    by InspiredApps

    My Diet Coach is just that: a dieting coach. Yes, it lets you count your calories, but this app is definitely one catered toward the ladies, so it isn't for all audiences. With that being said, there are a handful of neat features that this app offers aside from calorie counting such as reminders, motivational photos, tips, and even a food panic button.

  • Free

    Calorie Counter, Dining Out, Food, and Exercise Tracker

    by Everyday Health, Inc.

    This app by Everyday Health is a great calorie counting app that is set up like a guide. Upon first opening the app, you tell it your goal and you will be provided with all the motivation and tools to achieve it from within the app. Included within is a barcode scanner, recipes, progress tracking, and of course, calorie counting. The app has a comfortable look and is fairly easy to use.

  • Free

    My Diet Diary Calorie Counter App

    by MedHelp

    My Diet Diary Calorie Counter App by MedHelp is one of the prettiest ones in this category. It also offers a bunch of other tracking features such as tracking your weight, water intake, and exercise. If you have a question about something, you can post a question on MedHelp's forum and get your answer quickly. One of the best things this app has to offer, aside from counting calories and being breathtakingly gorgeous, is the ability to sync your data online and retrieve it anywhere, which is great for doctor visits.

  • $3.99

    Calorie Counter PRO by MyNetDiary - with Food Diary for Diet and Weight Loss

    by MyNetDiary Inc.

    This feature-rich app allows you to track just about every aspect of your health. Far more than a food diary, you get a diet planner, recipes, and detailed nutrition database. Track your exercise, body measurement, blood pressure, sleep, daily steps, water intake, vitamins/medications, and more. You get access to an online community supported by a registered dietician. Your health journal gets synced between all of your devices including your iPhone, iPad, and computer.

  • Free

    Calorie Counter by FatSecret

    by FatSecret

    This free food diary has some nice extra features. In addition to a large nutrition database of both restaurant and grocery store foods, you get a manual barcode input, exercise diary, and weight tracker. Sync your information online for access anywhere.

Decent Apps

  • Free

    CalorieKing Food Search

    by CalorieKing

    This app doesn't technically keep track of your calories, but if you're looking for a fast way to check calories then look no more! The CalorieKing Food Database is deemed America's most reliable and contains over 70,000 foods. It even includes over 200 fast food chains and restaurants. In addition to providing you with calorie information, it also lists specific details such as the amounts of protein, fiber, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, and alcohol in each food item.

  • Free


    by sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.

    This free app is actually like three apps in one: a nutrition database, a food tracker to record your daily meals, and a restaurant locator. Track not only calories, but also proteins, carbs, and fats. The nutrition database is powered by CalorieKing, and it includes nutrition information from all the major restaurant chains as well as most foods found in grocery stores. If you want to make healthier choices when you eat out, GoMeals can help.

  • Free

    CARROT Hunger - Talking Calorie Counter

    by Grailr LLC

    If you're looking for a calorie counter that is different than all the others in this AppGuide, look no further than CARROT Hunger - Talking Calorie Counter. This app logs calories just like any other counter except harsher, if you overindulge that is. Eat healthy and be rewarded. It doesn't offer as much as other calorie counting apps do, but it definitely makes up for it with the entertainment and fun it provides.

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