This is great for anyone who just wants to eat healthier! You don’t necessarily have to lose weight to use this app!! It’s awesome and so easy to use!!
Pretty good- could be better for Keto 4/5
I really like this app a lot overall. Nice reminders and tips without being too annoying. Food searching pretty easy and plenty preloaded.
Love the breakdowns of the meals if you are on/off track.
Wishes for improvement:
Not sure the carbs tracker for Keto strict is accurate- believe it’s tracking total carbs instead of net carbs. Eg if I follow other Keto recommendations I’m in-range/under carb totals when I eat high fiber veggies, but on app it’s constantly saying “over carbs” for things like almonds and avocados and nut butters. Has been frustrating and I’ve almost switched plans several times bc I don’t trust it (& is constantly telling me I’m off-track” for the day.) :(
Also would be good to have a way to add more recipes or brands- sometimes our ingredients don’t match up to what’s included and have to manually load each ingredient.
Database of food leaves a lot to be desired 3/5
I signed up for a subscription this time, and I do think it gives a lot of good information and over all is a good tool to help me control my diet to keep to my goals. However the database of food is kind of terrible.
Most of the foods don't offer units of measurements you would usually see in recipes like cups, tablespoons, and teaspoons. In fact you can tell most of them are user submitted because theres literally only “1 serving” as the unit of measurement. And what is that? I don't know.
It wouldn't bother me with boxes of foods so much as it is frustrating for basic foods like chicken, vegetables, eggs, milk.... standard foods that usually have standard dietary measurements that should be put into the database by lifesum, not the users. So that i can put in foods from recipes.
Honestly the other two calorie counter apps are far superior in this regard. I appreciate the clean design here, but if the database doesn't improve I don't think I will be too interested in renewing my subscription. Its too much of a hassle to search and search and guess which food and measurement might be kind of accurate.
I know calorie counting is not an exact thing... but with this you probably will be WAY off...
I tried to scan and add a food that wasn’t in database, but it would let me go passed the categories option. It’d bring up the categories window but it was all blank.
Had this app recommended to me but there is a weight limit?!?! Really?!? On a weight loss app?! Will have to tell my readers on my blog. Sad.
Great motivator 5/5
Very well organized easy to use app. Can’t seem to figure out how to ADD a new meal that isn’t a bar code or not already listed
Keeps me accountable 5/5
For the past week and a half of using this app, I have logged everything I eat from just a small snack to my meals. It’s hard because I work overnights and I log my dinners as breakfast and so on but it does help me maintain accountability of my food. I like being able to find the foods I eat from popular restaurants to foods I prepare at home. My favorite part of the app is being able to scan the barcode of the food I prepare and input my portions.
One of my personal issues is ensuring that I drink enough water and this app also includes a water tracker which is also a favorite of mine. Because I am able to tracker my water intake, I am pushing myself to drink even more water!
I love this app! Thanks.
cool app, BUT... 3/5
Think this app is awesome. The layout is great and beautiful. I love that you can get a feel for the app before paying for it, which in my opinion is awesome. I love that you can customize your settings, and make it fit your goals. So it truly is a beautiful app.
The only reason I gave this app a three star was because you are not given the option to create a meal from scratch. I love to build my own meals from the ground up. This app does not give me that option. I believe this is a very important option to have because everyone cooks different, and not everyone buys a meal already made or follows a generic recipe.
No I don’t want premium 3/5
Great app. Smooth. Easy to track food. Please stop reminding me to upgrade. Should be an option to turn it off until I’m ready to upgrade if I choose to.
Love it- but a few places for improvement 4/5
The app is beautiful - which may be shallow but the design has certainly made me want to engage with the app far more than other food tracking apps I’ve used before. The reminders and prompts are helpful and motivating, and Lifesum offers a lot of easy-to-select plans (keto, 5:2) that I was interested in. I’ve paid for the 6 month subscription and am using the 5:2 plan. However, the food database to search from is far more spotty than Myfitnesspal and I’m putting most of my food in manually, and I am unable to move around my fast days throughout the week to account for my schedule, which causes some really discouraging feedback from the app when I’m either blowing my fast day calories or way under eating on a non-fast day.
By Yvette 21
I am too annoyed with the app to even try it. It is constantly asking me to update my weight every 2-3 days asking me if i have lost any weight. I put in my initial weight when I downloaded it 2 weeks ago but i dont weigh myself everyday so there is no reason to ask me so many times.
Completely useless 1/5
It won’t accept my weight and won’t let me go on without putting in my weight. So I can’t used this app at all.
Used to be better 3/5
By Plant mom
I’ve used lifesum for the past year and have mixed feelings on the changes. It used to be so much easier to check my progress. I also LOVED the mini milestones they offered of 3-5 pounds. I loved hitting those milestones and felt like a bigger deal to me than just hitting the next 5 or 10 pound mark on a scale. Also, at some point they lost my progress and said I had only lost 2 pounds, which was really disappointing to me. It was very helpful for me to look back on the chart going back many months to see the steady progress toward my goal. I decided not to pay for premium again this year and deleted the app. Developers, if you are out there, please bring back the little milestones for users again, and make sure their progress data doesn’t get lost between updates.
If only it would stay open 1/5
By Narcoleptic Goat
I can’t give a real and honest review of this app because it constantly and consistently crashes every time I try to open it.
Love the app but, when I pay this much for an app I don’t want to see an ad at all.
App keeps crashing. Too many premium only features.
Food database difficult to work with 1/5
When scanning prepackaged items the information was incorrect almost every time. Fresh foods were often wrong as well. Wanted me to update weight daily. Going back to MyFitnessPal.
I get that the weight reminder is just a simple settings change. So I can give a pass on that. However, your dismissing the fact that the calorie tracking is inadequate is poor customer service. Yet another reason to choose superior products.
really nice app 4/5
I love this app honestly, it’s set up nice, I had my fitness pal before but ended up forgetting about it and never tracked my food or anything. I’ve had this app for about a month now and have kept up with my tracking the whole time! there’s only one thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars, more types of exercises need to be added. it has the basic kind but I’d like them to be more specific. but otherwise it’s a really fun tracking app, I’ve lost 7 pounds in the month since I’ve had it, I’m sure it could’ve helped me lose more but I’m taking the whole healthy eating thing a little slow so I don’t drive myself crazy😄
Great app, but don’t pay for it! 2/5
I like how this app gives you a rating for each food you eat so you are more aware of what you are putting into your body. However I don’t feel like it is beneficial enough to pay for it. The app doesn’t have tons of foods you can search like on MyFitnessPal which is frustrating. A lot of foods i do search are off on calorie count. Makes me question their accuracy on macros as well.
Also they have a cute smiley face that rates your food choices but the smiley face isn’t always consistent when you get the same exact food.
Has Potential (Free Version is Very Limited) 2/5
Clean look, fairly intuitive to use. Unpaid option, however, is pretty limited. I like the thought of having recipes tailed to my diet but this is a paid feature, as is connecting your other fitness apps, like Fitbit, and personalized recommendations. So the free version is basically a food/calorie tracker.
This app essentially combines the free apps Yummly (recipes tailored to your diet) with, say, My Fitness Pal or Fitbit into a paid subscription. But it’s not worth it, in my opinion. I would use if it were free. Ads would be ok, especially for health-related products.
Also, the quiz for my diet lists many allergens but leaves out soy, which is one of the eight most common allergens (and is an allergy I happen to have).
Wish it had more features 3/5
If a food isn’t in the diary you should be able to manually enter your nutrition facts. This only allows you to enter calories but if you are on Keto that doesn’t do you much good. This app also doesn’t have the feature to “build a meal” that would be great for items you repeat weekly.
Terrible, only works if you pay a lot. 1/5
You cant see any of the recipes if you dont upgrade and pay a ridiculous amount.
Inaccurate food data 2/5
Love the concept of the app and ease of use, but you can’t trust the accuracy of food data. I’ve used the paid version of the app for over a year now and unless you are verifying nutritional information, what you log will be completely inaccurate. I’d say 80% or more of the data is wrong. This includes “lifesum verified” data. If you add your own data, the app is great.
Good, but a few things... 3/5
By Jump dude!
This is a great app with a wonderful concept that is very helpful. However, 1: The age that you have on the App Store doesn’t match on the app. 2: It was quite confusing to navigate at first. If a tutorial was created that walked the user through everything before letting them access the app, I feel that it would be less confusing.
Account has been compromised 1/5
My account has been compromised and reached out to Lifesum, but they have not responded nor do they care about their consumers.
Looking forward to making this app part of my daily life.
Crashes when I try using it after couple days of working fine 3/5
Have had the app for a couple days now and it was working fine, now all of a sudden it crashes when I try going on it. So I can't use it at all
Nice UI, Horrible Functionality 2/5
Basically I really like the way LifeSum looks, but trying to use the app is a nightmare since the food database has very inaccurate information. More often than not I have to found the database to have the wrong info and I need to correct the entries. Then there’s the issue where the incorrect info has been “verified” by Lifesum, which means I can’t even edit it as a premium subscriber. I report the items as being incorrect and nothing ever gets updated. What’s the point of tracking nutrients if they’re usually wrong? I can’t say I’ll be renewing my subscription at this point.
How accurate 5/5
This app is specific with what you do with your health and tracks it. It helps you lose weight, gain weight and more. This is a fantastic app that I just got. ♡
Good but some flaws 3/5
This app tracks calories, daily protein, carbs, and fat very well and it is very quick easy to use. However, you can’t do much because most of it is limited to paying for premium. Also, one thing I would like to change is that this app sends you lots of spam mail. There is an option where you can unsubscribe from it, I have tried to unsubscribe multiple times but it always fails to deliver the unsubscription mail so I don’t know how to stop getting them unless I delete the app.
Buggy and inaccurate, try a different app 1/5
App has a lot of errors. Simple calculations are inaccurate. Does not add correctly and displays inaccurate results. Has no one else noticed two slices of cheese with 120 calories each is not 1800 calories when combined? Also says I should consume 5222 calories today, seems to be adding actual intake on top of daily recommended.
Very Nice 4/5
I like this app a lot! I do wish there were more recipes for meals and snacks. And easy recipes for a busy mom. Thanks!
Should have read reviews first... 2/5
I paid for the premium and I’m still trying to figure out what I paid for. Same features I had with myfitness pal for free. Most frustrating thing...I can’t input my own recipes. Disappointed. Want my money back :(
Verified info is wrong and won't let you change it 1/5
I want to add the item correctly, but it says the barcode already exists and won't let me. It asks me to view the item and when I do the item is the wrong item. I want to be able to attach the barcode to the correct item I added.
Lindt Lindor Citrus White Chocolate Truffles
Also, serving sizes are often wrong like all of these mention one ball is ~230 calories instead of three balls being 230 calories as is on the label.
If something shows as 100 calories for 60 grams but it's actual 30 grams and I change it
to 30 it'll cut the calories and all other nutritional information in half so I would have to ENTER IT ALL OVER AGAIN!
Simple solution: MAKE A LOCK BUTTON so when I change the grams it stays LOCKED.
Good calorie counter / misinformational cashgrab 3/5
I actually paid for this and got a bit confused so I’m gonna have this for a year.
I really really wanted to know more about my meal and so much of this app is hidden behind paywalls. Don’t often mind paywalls but they seem incredibly unhelpful here. You don’t have any information about what to eat, a vague glimmer about what not to.
When u finally pay up it’s still got issues. It’ll sad face you over food being processed. I know there’s some processed foods that are bad for you but keep in mind the term literally means “food that’s been altered in anyway” so the label tells me nothing about how or why this is bad for me.
It has quotes from “nutritionists” but does not give said nutritionist’s full name or qualifications. After it makes you pay to do anything from look at their recipes, find about their diet plan, oh yeah they’re real vague but don’t tell you more until you pay up, it’s sad faces you over orange juice but you have to pay to find out why. After ALL that I’d like to think lifesum can afford to bring in at least one real nutritionist.
All in all it’s decent as a calorie counter, it’ll even synch with apples health app and count how many you lose walking. You can keep track of your water other than that I REALLY. regret paying up for this everything behind that paywall it’s just confusing gibberish dressed up with pictures of attractive expensive food.
I wish this app would do a bit more, it could go pretty far to teach and be open about the pros and cons of food. How can I add more greens to my diet? Should my breakfast be protein heavy? I never know what’s good till I’ve already thrown it into the list of foods I ate, I don’t know what’s wrong with it till I pay, am I hitting the recommended amount of fruit n veg should I add more ? Is my food giving me too much of one vitamin not enough if the other ?? That’s stuff is what I wished I’d payed for. I’ll probably lose interest in this app in a couple months and regret paying for it for the rest of my life
The most beautiful way to lose weight 5/5
Lifesum is a truly a revolutionary application for those who wish to lose weight or get into shape. When I downloaded the application, I was immediately amazed by the beautiful interface. Carefully designed and crafted, Lifesum includes everything you need to lose weight. It motivates you to stay and eat healthy when your about to go off track. It also makes sure you eat well. If you don't drink enough water, it sends you a notification of what you have done and the affect is has on your diet. So far I have lost 5lbs with Lifesum in the first week, so I'm very excited for future progress ahead.
App shuts down as soon as I open it. Hasn’t even been running for 20 minutes.
Not vegan friendly 3/5
This app is aesthetically pleasing and user friendly, but it’s not vegan friendly at all. When I log in a healthy food that just happens to be non-dairy and meatless it gives me a sad face! Even though that vegan item has plenty of nutritional value! Then the app displays a message that I should eat dairy! This app should be open to different diets.
Crashing - or is this an Apple battery issue? 2/5
Worked fine for about 9 days, then started crashing each time I made an entry. Uninstalled / reinstalled no help. Wah.
Useful... sometimes 3/5
This is a great app with amazing features and really has gotten me to eat healthier. Along with eating healthier includes not eating out as much. Home made meals are near IMPOSSIBLE to track with this app unless you want to take out a ruler and measure each noodle of spaghetti you eat. I feel like this app is more tailored towards people trying to get in shape and have a healthier diet, because to a lot of people a healthy diet is one you cannot simply buy at the store.
Really unfortunate 1/5
By R.E. from Durham NC
Every time I logged in, the app prompted me to upgrade my account to premium. However, I already had a premium account and the settings wouldn’t sync. After becoming frustrated with too many bugs in the software, I tried to cancel my account and had to go through Apple to do it. The subscription model billing through iTunes is flawed and created unnecessary frustration.
I like it but would like to see more 4/5
I like the app and I think it have a
lot of great features to help you with your dieting goals! However, I would like to see a feature where a shopping list is made with the ingredients from meals that you have saved. Where the app looks at all the meals you’ve indicated and tells you what to buy. Maybe even seeing a meal planner where you can organize when you would eat each meal throughout the week.
Needs improvement 4/5
Love the app, but it’s glitchy, sometimes runs a day behind somedays it’s on schedule. Shopping list gets a little screwy and will add items not even on your list, units of measure on the list takes a little getting used too but well worth it. Would love to see the ability of generating the list for two instead of an individual. Also am I doing something wrong?? Doing the 3 week meal plan and when I check off the food it’s not adding it to my calorie counter. Premium membership worth it, meals and quick and easy... I love this app so far minus the glitches I seem to be having
Serving sizes make no sense 1/5
Serving sizes for almost all items are nonsense. On Lifesum, .2 oz. equals a cup. You’re able to report incorrect serving sizes, but honestly... why do you need to? Why would the app think these are correct?
Also, how can an app be missing a free trial?
One of the best nutritional apps out there overall 5/5
By Ouch sagn
So far so good. I like the app. The only I think ya should incorporate is caffeine intake and have that be able to connect to Apple’s Health app. Also including other drinks into the app
I LOVE THIS APP.... but there’s only one thing 4/5
This app is amazing. The layout is user
friendly, it has a ton of awesome plans and recipes, and it is super motivating to throughout your journey. However... i don’t like the water tracking system. i like that you can track throughout the day and that you can fill up each glass, but the water bottle i currently use is a different measurement than what is offered. i wish there was a way to customize the “glass” or “bottle” amount at a time. other than that this is a great app and i don’t regret getting it at all!!!!!
Really nice app!! One small issue. 5/5
Although this app has been so helpful and is so simple to use. I think that the feature of syncing wearables and other apps should NOT be a premium feature. I'd like to have it all in one app and not worry that my Fitbit's usage will not go to as much use because I cannot sync it up. Please hopefully fix this 🙏🏼💕
No to Keto 1/5
Does not calculate net carbs on Keto plan. You cannot see this until you subscribe and waste your money.
By Some one who is mad
so apparently im underweight so it isnt gonna let me lose weight. How can i be underweight and still have belly fat? Makes no sense
By Llamacorn Queen
I have had this app for two weeks now and I really enjoyed it. Well, thats when they had the daily ratings. For some reason that I don’t know the daily ratings are now something you have to buy. I can get everything else that’s free on here on another app too except for the daily ratings and I really liked those. Now it’s just like every other health app.