Advancements in technology have helped humans in every field of life. After the introduction of smartphones, many aspects of our day-to-day activities have improved and became more efficient. In the case of nutrition management, nowadays, people are able to sit in their homes and get all the necessary information that previously might have required hours of face-to-face with a nutritionist. It’s important to note, these are not alternatives to nutrition management as prescribed by a professional nutritionist. In the case of certain dietary requirements, it is advisable to consult with a qualified person. If you’re looking to shed some weight or to better understand what’s behind a bodybuilding diet, you can install these apps on your mobile device and start reaping the benefits. We have compiled a list of five nutrition apps that will help you reach your fitness goals.
CALORIE COUNTER by MyFitnessPal
This app is considered one of the most popular in nutrition management, with more than 50 million people installing it on their mobile devices. The app is rated 4.5 stars by more than 2 million users and is part of the Editor’s Choice on Google’s Play Store. This statistic is enough to prove the usefulness of the calorie counter. It has many features like being able to track the number of calories you are taking by giving details about the choice of food. Likewise, you can follow the routine of famous nutritionists and bodybuilders. Thanks to a built-in code scanner, you can scan the barcode of any product and the app will let you know how many calories are in said product. This leaves the user to enter the number of units taken and the amount of food, for the app to produce a viable nutrition plan to be followed by the individual.
8FIT WORKOUT & MEAL PLANNER by Urbanite
This app specialises in two aspects of fitness. You can keep track of your workout and manage your nutrition at the same time. It has more than 10 million active users on the Play Store and a 4.4-star rating is a clear reflection of that popularity. This app allows you to set goals for yourself and will provide you with the necessary details to go about your workout in a smarter and more efficient way. You can select a goal like bodybuilding, slimming, or simply keeping yourself fit. After the goal selection, the app will give you a perfect meal plan with appropriate recipes and the type of exercises you have to do to reach your goals.
CALORIE IN FOOD by Alexey Krobov
As the somewhat obvious name would suggest, this app specialises in informing people about the number of calories present in their food. If you want to know how many calories you are ingesting from the pizza you had last night or the bananas you had for breakfast, you need an app that has thousands of food options available in their database. It is currently being used by more than 5 million users and with over 9000 food items and counting, you’ll be able to add up your daily intake with ease.
FITMENCOOK by Nibble Apps
Not everyone is interested in just losing weight and there are numerous men (and women) out there who are interested in building and gaining muscle, be it for personal or professional reasons. Thankfully, such a specialised app exists in the form of Fit Men Cook. It has more than 1 million active users with a very positive rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. The main benefit of this app is the visual guides it provides. The app will not only give you amazing recipes and ways to cook them, but it will also give you images of the food and a visual walkthrough to make the whole process easier. This app is particularly popular amongst bodybuilders due to the delicious nature of the recipes on offer.
CALORIE, CARB & FAT COUNTER by Virtuagym
If you want a comprehensive app that can help you track your fitness progress, you don’t need to look further than this offering by Virtuagym. It has a counter for every part of a diet. Using this app, you can count the calories, carbs, and fats separately. It also has a barcode scanning feature that will allow you to directly get the number of calories in any given product. Additionally, there is a special feature called the food reminder, which allows you to set notifications to ingest the required number of calories at a specific time of the day. You can set a reminder for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and other meals during the day and your phone will notify you at the appropriate time with alarms and pop-ups.