An app aimed at anyone wanting to track their food intake and their activity level.
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What does the app do?
By diarising their food intake, this app helps users to track their consumption of all major nutrients such as calories, fat, carbs, sugar, fibre and cholesterol. In addition, the app allows you to track your physical activity from a range of cardio exercises. To get the most accurate information, you will need a basic knowledge of food composition as well as the ability to visually estimate portion sizes in order to select the most appropriate food from the database. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play or iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews and MyFitnessPal summary.
✔ The app has an extensive food database and includes many NZ food products.
✘ This is an Americanized app. Many foods are measured in imperial units and goals are based on American healthy eating guidelines.
Privacy and security
Date of review: November 2014
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: Varies with device
Download size: 75 MB (December 2017)
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The following references relate to articles about apps for weight loss.
- Coughlin SS, Whitehead M, Sheats JQ. Smartphone Applications for Promoting Healthy Diet and Nutrition: A Literature Review. Jacobs J Food Nutr. 2015;2(3):021
- Chen J, Cade JE, Allman-Farinelli M. The Most Popular Smartphone Apps for Weight Loss: A Quality Assessment. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Dec 16;3(4):e104. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.4334.
- Flores Mateo G, Granado-Font E, Ferré-Grau C, Montaña-Carreras X. Mobile Phone Apps to Promote Weight Loss and Increase Physical Activity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Nov 10;17(11):e253. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4836.
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