Top 2 – Calorie Counting Apps for Android Phones and Tablets

By Steve McFarlane

Quick question: how many calories are in an apple? Better yet, how many calories are in an apple pie? Could you work that out while at the grocery store? With one of these apps you probably could. These apps aren’t only good for counting calories but they can help you manage your weight; you only need to decide which one suits your needs.

MyFitnesspal
This app has a database of over 425k foods with information on the amount of cholesterol, dietary fiber and fat (saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and trans), to name a few. Once you find the food item you are looking for, the app gives the option to add it to a diary so you can know how many calories are being taken in and it can also record one’s exercise routine so you can know how many calories are being burnt as well.

To keep you on track, there is a Progress Report screen that will MyFitnessPal-calorie-count-app-qr-codeshow how your weight has been trending so the pounds can’t sneak up on you. MyFitnesspal is available for Android, Blackberry and iPhone platforms. Here are some calorie count numbers from MyFitnesspal. Number of calories in a:

  • 4 Bisquick Pancakes  =160
  • 1 Cup Lowfat Milk = 33
  • Subway Turkey Breast and Ham Sandwich with Italian cheese =450

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Fast Food Calorie Counter
This app empowers fast food lovers to make an informed decision on what fast food meals they eat. The app has information on over 9,100 fast food menu items from 73 of the top fast food restaurants. You can do a Fast Food Calorie Counter Android app qr codequick search for an item and get Nutritional information including calories, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and protein. You can also keep track of the nutrients you are getting each time you go into a restaurant.

If you are serious about how much you eat, you can set targets and monitor those goals on a daily or weekly basis. Here are some sample data from the app. We asked it; how many calories are there in a panda express meal? Fast Food Calorie Counter reports 80 for a Veggie Spring Roll and 440 for a Chicken Potsticker; a Burger King Veggie Burger with cheese is 470.  There are iPhone and Android versions of this app available. The iPhone version is $.99 while the Android version costs $2.99.

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Conclusion
If you are health conscious you know that every calorie you eat matters; “a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips” is what they say. But what resource or tool is there that can give the nutritional information you need at a moments notice? If you are close to a computer you can easily research the information you need, but what do you do if you are on the road or at the produce isle and need calorie count and other nutrition information to plan a meal? Consider installing one of two of these apps on your smart phone.

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Do you know of any Android calorie app that can also monitor one’s heart rate?

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