Current version: 3.7.2
RD Rating: 3 Stars
Age rating: 4+
Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Reviewed by: Sarah Krieger, MPH, RD, LD/N
Synopsis of the App
Keeps track of foods you eat with this detailed food database; primarily for people wanting to lose weight. It also has a nutrient tracker for those interested in keeping track of how many carbohydrates, protein, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugars and fiber is consumed.
- When you keep track of foods eaten, it starts with your goal calories and subtracts every time a food is entered so you see how many calories you have left.
- It is free, and you can add friends to help you stay on track while losing weight. It can be integrated with Facebook or Twitter to post your progress.
- It is fairly easy to use for the logging of foods and navigating the app.
- Weight-loss program feature available, including setting goal weight, logging current weight and tracking weight lost. Programs based on gender, height, current weight and birthday, allows you to choose a weight maintenance plan (maintain weight, lose 1 pound per week) with a daily calorie budget.
- You can add your own recipes and keep a list of your most often consumed foods or meals.
- Offers reminders if you forget to log your meals and badges to monitor success
- Able to connect with Withings scale to automatically log weight and Fitbit tracker to update activity
- Database could be larger. It didn’t list some of the brand named foods one would expect.
- Not all foods in the database include all of the nutrients users might wish to track, so the total for the nutrients may not be accurate at the end of the day.
Lose it! is great as a basic food log that will help a person keep track of foods while wanting to lose weight. This app is mainly for people wanting to lose weight, but may also be helpful to a person with diabetes.
Sarah Krieger, MPH, RD, LD, a registered dietitian with expertise in weight management and nutrition education, is a Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.