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REVIEW: Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal (iOS)

It’s that time of year when many of us reckon we have eaten too much and need to shift that excess fat. MyFitnessPal’s free-to-download calorie tracker app has been around for years, but has recently received updates cementing it as probably the best app in this category for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Such common phrases as “you are what you eat” and “abs are made in the kitchen” drive home the importance of your diet in what you look like. Still, noting down the amount of calories, fat, protein and other nutrients in everything that you consume would be time-draining were it not for a digital tracker like this one, which can record everything for you when you scan barcodes using your device’s camera.

REVIEW: Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal (iOS)

Even if a particular item you have scanned isn’t in the huge MyFitnessPal database, it’s still relatively quick and easy to add it to that database yourself. There’s also a separate section for recording what exercises you have engaged in and how many extra calories they allow you to consume guilt-free.

The iPhone app has also, just late last month, been updated with 3D Touch support for quicker access to the barcode scanner. This app is also accompanied by the MyFitnessPal app for Apple Watch, which allows your physical steps to be tracked from your wrist. There’s even the possibility of synchronization with Apple’s stock Health app and third party fitness tracking devices, including those from Fitbit.

REVIEW: Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal (iOS)

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