So, you’ve waited for summer and the weight loss is not quite where you want it to be. You are thinking of joining a health club to get those extra pounds off fast, but there’s still more you can do in your weight loss quest.
If you like tracking carbs in order to shed pounds, (or you follow a low carb diet, or like low carb, ketogenic or paleo foods) there’s an app for that! With the rise in popularity of the Keto diet in recent years, there are numerous apps to choose from. We’ve compiled a list of 5 great choices to help you out.
Everything is easier on your smartphone; and here are some apps for helping you to count carbs, lose weight, and be successful in your low carb/ketogenic lifestyle.
Daily Carb Pro. (2.99) Here is a great easy-to-use app. This one is especially good if you are tracking information in addition to carbs. It allows you to track glucose, medications, exercise, water intake, weight loss and blood pressure. With this one you can create daily exercise logs as well as log in heart rate, triglycerides and cholesterol, too.
Carb Manager: Keto Diet App. (FREE) This app is great for anyone on a Keto, low carb, or Whole 30 diet because it allows you to track your macros. You can set up meal reminders that alert you when it is time to eat and includes your carb goals for that meal. Count net carbs or total carbs with Carb Manager. They have an extensive database of foods with macros, carb counts (net and total) and sugar alcohols, plus you can create custom foods and recipes. Track your exercise, weight loss, water intake, etc.
My Fitness Pal. (FREE) This one is not specific to low carb or keto, but it is one of the top calorie counter and diet tracker apps out there, plus it is simple to use. With a database of over 6 million foods, you will find it easy to track your carbs. It also shows you a breakdown of your macros. You can also sync this app with other fitness apps like Fitbit, to track your exercise and steps. It is easy to track food, weight loss, and exercise, plus it offers a support system by allowing you to connect with friends.
Atkins Carb & Meal Tracker. (FREE) This app is free and very easy to use. It includes the tools you need to set daily goals, log meals and track net carbs. This app also includes recipes and carb counts of common foods, making it easy to find and fix low-carb meals! If you’re looking for a straightforward carb counter and weight loss tracker, this one is for you.
My Keto: Ketogenic Diet Log. (FREE) My Keto helps you to quickly become an expert in the low carb diet with a built-in macros calculator, food reference guide, recipes and meal prep ideas, and a calorie and carb counter. Use their macros calculator to determine your specific macros based on your body height, weight, activity level and gender. You can view charts and graphs of your weight loss progress and macros consumption.
Most apps will allow you to save your favorite foods; create recipes; search for food, including common foods as well as name brands; track your fitness goals; as well as many other features and options.
Now, planning your low carb lifestyle doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Just like everything else in life these days, there’s an app for that!
This article has was originally published on July, 3, 2018. It has been updated as of June 21, 2018.