MyFitnessPal: Best Fitness Trackers, Apps & Gadgets
Quality sleep and exercise are important, but so is what you eat. The free fitness tracker app, MyFitnessPal, for Android, iOS, and Windows does a great job of making it easy—though not effortless—to log consumed calories.
Essentially Wikipedia for food, MyFitnessPal boasts 6 million entries. You enter a food by name or description, and the fitness tracker app searches its database and presents you with likely choices. When you find the appropriate food, you can add it (and the quantity consumed) to your daily intake. The app tallies what you've eaten as you go through your day, breaking it down into categories such as cholesterol, sugar, carbs, and other things you might be tracking.
MyFitnessPal also links with other fitness trackers and fitness apps. By linking the app to your Fitbit account, for example, you'll know how many calories you can eat based on steps taken, workouts, calories already consumed that day, and weight loss goals.