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Get healthy and eat right with these great Android Diet apps

MobileFitHealthy eating isn't easy. Places like 5 Guys or your local watering hole make it even harder. But it's one of the keys to living healthy and getting in shape. Like a lot of things, your Android can make it a bit less painful with some great apps. If you want to track calories, or get a little deeper and analyze fats or carbs, or if you just want a good diet plan laid out to help make shopping healthy easier, these apps can help. Head past the jump and have a look!

Diet Assistant

Diet Assistant

Diet assistant is your personal food coach when you want to eat healthy. You can choose from different diets like vegetarian, healthy lifestyle, high-protein intake and more, and Diet Assistant will lay out a daily plan that gets you on the right track to get more healthy. You've alos got plenty of options in the app, like a widget and database backup.

If you're not the type who likes entering each little thing you eat, and want an app to help you make healthy choices, you want to give Diet Assistant a look.

Download: Diet Assistant - Weight Loss (free)

Calorie Counter — MyFitnessPal


MyFitnessPal will help you count those calories as well as keep track of your exercise and how it affects your goals. It has a social aspect, where you can add friends and encourage them, as well as view what they're eating for inspiration. It has a fairly complete library of foods built in, and you can scan a barcode to enter just about any of them making your journal entries easy.

The app also helps track your weight loss, and can estimate just how much you're losing. It also syncs with the website so you can keep track from your computer as well as back up your data.

The app is free and ad supported. Grab it below.

Download: Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal (free)

Lose It!

Lose It!

Lose It! starts by helping you set a weight loss goal, then calculating how many calories you can eat each day to meet it. Like most apps on this list, you enter each food you've eaten and the amount, and the app gives you a set of statistics of how many calories you've gobbled up and how many you have left for the day. The app also features helpful tips about things like sodium intake or which foods are fat-free.

The daily overview is quite good, and with in-app purchases can monitor your body fat, sleep cycles, daily hydration and more. the full premium features also connect with devices like your FitBit tracker or Jawbone up.

Lose It! is a great diet app you should have a look at.

Download: Lose It! (free, in-app purchases)

Calorie Counter PRO MyNetDiary

My Net Diary

Calorie Counter PRO is my favorite, and the app I'm going to use. You track your foods and set your goals, and the app can give you a great daily analysis that includes pointers on what you have done that's great, as well as ways you could do better based on what you've entered for the day. There's also plenty of options to enter your daily exercise, including custom entries for folks who might not be able to do things like squats or jog.

While it's not free, the price of a Starbucks can help you decide how many of those Starbucks you should be drinking.

Download: Calorie Counter PRO MyNetDiary ($3.99)

Diet Point * Weight Loss

Diet Point

Diet Point takes the guesswork out of eating healthy. There are over 130 diet plans to choose from, and the app includes a BMI calculator and weight tracker to help you see your progress. An extra we really like is the way Diet Point helps build your shopping list so you buy the right food while at the grocers. Add in things like a helpful community and meal reminders, and Diet Point clearly earns its place on our best list.

The app is free, and an in-app subscription unlocks extra meal plans, your shopping lists and meal reminders.

Download: Diet Point · Weight Loss (free, in-app subscriptions)

What's your favorite?

While apps may not be a cure-all for poor eating habits, they certainly can't hurt. Give one of these great apps a try, or tell us in the comments if you have a favorite.


Reader comments

The best dietary apps for Android


Yeah, for those like me who were absolutely clueless about nutrition, it is definitely a great starting point :) However, they pissed me off when they stopped updating the premium version, and made everybody download the free version and set up a login just to access the app.

Google ought to have rules against that sort of bait and switch :P

MyFitnessPal so far has really worked well for me and I'm seeing results. Sync it with Endomondo and you've got yourself a great fitness tool.

Lose it worked for showing me how much garbage I was eating, few minor changes, a little exercise and boom 15lbs. gone. Also used my fitness pal, but liked Lose it more.

Noon Weight Loss helped me lose 140 pounds. I would recommend it to looking for a diet and fitness app.

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I've been using My Fitness Pal for a while now. The database is huge and has loads of national and store brand items not to mention chain restaurant items. It syncs up nicely with my Fitbit, so now I know why I'm not losing any weight. I'm going to look at the other suggestions, too.

Hey I found a dietary app: your brain

But seriously there r good apps

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I can't honestly compare it to the others as I haven't used them, but can attest to MyFitnessPal working great. I started using it last year and in a short time (relatively) lost 30 lbs. I slacked over the holidays and then stopped using it all together. Yet I guess the app did the job of changing my eating habits and not just dieting, because while I stopped losing weight I never gained more than a few pounds back. I started using the app again a little over a week ago and already down another 6 lbs. Great tool!

MyFitnessPal is amazing. From the scan to log to ease of adding recipes it makes teaching really easy and I think the calorie limits suggested are realistic. I also like how it collects data from wifi scales, activity trackers and software to give an overview of where you are with the whole fitness lifestyle.

I use Nudge, it's really simple with a nice UI and syncs with other fitness apps.

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I use Caloriator Calories Calculator android app. Very easy to count products or whole meals. I can add my own products and run history of my diet. very useful. Another thing however that after 1 month of using this app I know content of most products i use by heart. All these apps are really eye openers for such people like me who initially dont fully realize what they are eating.

MFP for me, It is a great app by itself and it only gets better due to integration with UP/Fitbit so well so I can track both my diet and exercise together.

I use MyFitnessPal because it will sync seamlessly with my FitBit. But be careful of the database because it is crowd sourced and there are many incorrect entries.

I have to put in a plug for SparkPeople. It's really a recommendation of the site than the app. Don't get me wrong, the app is fine and fully featured. I think it does everything that these apps do, but it's not quite as smooth as some of the other. But the site is great. It offers all of these services and more ... for FREE!

You don't need an app to be fit and healthy. Go Vegan, and don't be lazy. It's really that simple.

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I use MyFitnessPal Jerry and I can tell you right off the bat the ability to scan bar codes makes things easy. The app works. I went from 255 to 216 just with some lifestyle changes in dietary habits. You guys should rate these apps or set up a system so that folks can rate them. Helps people make more definitive choices.

I have both MyFitnessPal and MyNetDiary. They are both the best in the game, but MyNetDiary gets the slight edge. It's got a bigger database for scanning and allows you to enter and finely tweak the foods you enter into the database. It also provides day to day and week to week analysis of what your doing right and wrong with your food choices and how to improve. That as well as giving real time estimates of the weight lost according to what is entered to compare with your scale. Most of the other features can be found on My Fitness, but these are why it's my daily driver.

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