are so many apps out there it can be confusing to try and understand them all.
I thought it might be helpful to compare and contrast the major Keto apps in
one spot so that you could see what is available and what each Keto app offers.
Although I don’t personally use an app to track macros every
single day, after reading about each, it is very interesting just how much
informationeach provides. I could see how it would be very helpful, especially
in the beginning. If you aren’t sure how to get started to even figure out your
macros, please visit the Bee-Xtreme
Keto Diet Calculator here. Otherwise, I have listed some of the Best Keto
Apps for tracking macros below along with the cost and features.
Cost: Regular is free, but the premium is priced at $9.99 a month or $49.99 for the year
Features: In the free version you can track your diet, exercise, keep goals in view, connect with friends
Premium features allow you to:
Food analysis- You can see which foods you logged are the best or worst.
Macronutrients by the gram- You can set macros by gram or percentage.
Exercise calorie setting – You can track your exercise without changing your calorie or nutrient goals.
See a macro breakdown for each meal that is logged into your account.
You can add recipes yourself, import recipes from your favorite websites, scan barcodes, and it is also super user-friendly. The downside to either the free or paid version of My Fitness Pal is that it does not know to subtract fiber and sugar alcohols (if you subtract those) from carbs to get net carbs: therefore, you will need to do that calculation manually. It does show a nutritional breakdown with carbs and fiber so the information you need to calculate net carbs is in front of you, but it does require an extra step on your part to do the math. For a detailed video of how to set up MyFitnessPal specifically for keto, please visit the Bee-Xtreme Community and see this video here.
Cost: FREE but in app purchases available, the premium
version is $3.34/month
Features: Most of the features available are only on the
premium version. However, you can easily find recipes, smart analysis, health
reports, view macros and nutrition per meal, and much more.
I have heard a lot of people say that they downloaded Carb
Manager to help them on the Keto diet. It’s a specific Keto diet app that’s
free to download. You can get the premium one for an additional cost per year.
This varies from My Fitness Pal because Carb Manager was created for those who
may be following a low carb or Keto lifestyle. Just like other data apps, you
can track what you eat easily.
Cost: Basic is $3.99 Premium is $8.99
Features: The Keto Diet App was created for those following a Ketogenic lifestyle. Many Keto dieters love this app net carbs can be tracked
without having to do manual calculations, which is an important part of the Keto diet.
The advanced version allows you to plan meals, create your own meals, set carb limits, and sync data. The free version allows you to see at least 300 low carb recipes, explanation of the keto diet, and access to a blog with lots of info.
Again, many people like using this app because they can track weight, manually set goals, track measurements, and the food they’re eating.
for you! You will get access to free recipes, offline reading, recipe
suggestions, shopping lists, intuitive ingredient shopping, and even a Keto
Diet Beginner’s Guide. You truly get all the Keto basics for FREE.
Features: This app may be simple and free, but it does have plenty of features. You can see macros, monitor electrolytes, get meal ideas, barcode scanning, find low carb items near you, restaurant menus, thousands of keto specific recipes, and record what you eat. It has a clean interface that is easy to control and you can share with friends.
Cost: Free version or in app purchase that is $2.99 to download. There is also a gold version that’s $5.99 a month or you can pay annually or twice a year.
Features: When it comes to paid apps, Cronometer is one that can help you with the tracking of your diet and fitness. They have a wholefood database of 200,00 + foods that helps you track your micronutrients and it calculates net carbs, so no manual calculations are necessary. This app is great for support of people on specialized diets, like the ketogenic diet.
Features: Baritastic says that it is for Bariatric patients,
but it has a lot of good features that would help anyone on the Keto diet. You
can track your nutrition and water. You can get daily reminders for things like
taking your vitamins and eating your meals. You can even upload photos and have
a journal of sorts to track things during your progress.
It’s completely free and so user-friendly. Not only does it
track my foods, it tracks my pounds lost and inches lost. I can scan in foods
or I can manually enter them. I can also enter ingredients of a recipe and it
will figure out the macros for me. I love it!!
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Toni Sweeney is a Triple Certified Ketogenic Diet and Primal Health Coach and weight loss expert who personally lost 80 pounds while making a total lifestyle change. The founder of TS Transformations, her formulas and plans has helped thousands of women lose weight and keep it off forever.