Needs better nutritional data 2/5
I’ve been using this app for about 2 months now and have a couple issues.
Being on a ketogenic diet, accurate tracking of macros is something I need, but also need it to be accurate in how it calculates. Being in The US the nutritional info breaks fiber (a carbohydrate) into its own separate metric.
Issue #1, is that when counting net carbs the app doesn’t add fiber as a total carb and then subtract 1/2 of the fiber grams from total. It only sees carbs and fiber so the math is already wrong, potentially putting you into a negative carb situation (which is nutritionally impossible)
Issue #2, the size of the font on the macro counters is nearly illegible. For older people (like myself) or ANYONE with a visual impairment, this is illegible. The app is pretty, but the contrast ratio does not meet the WCAG guidelines.
I really wanted to like this app, but until these issues are fixed, I’m going to use another app that tracks correctly. I recommend if you’re doing keto, and using this app, turn OFF net carbs and so the math yourself. But if you’re using an app because you don’t want to do the math yourself, find another app.
Not very user friendly 1/5
By Nurse Tink
I bought a subscription to this app thinking that it would allow me to set my meal plan and give me a grocery list like it offered but it doesn’t work. Also all the measurements are in grams and so I have to constantly use a conversion calculator to make the recipes. Too inconvenient. I wish I could get my money back.
Love this app... need a pregnancy option 4/5
I love to use it to track the amount of carbs and protein and fat I’m getting. Wish there was an option to put that you’re pregnant so it can adjust accordingly. Otherwise, this app is great for people who aren’t pregnant and looking to be/stay healthy or lose weight.
To little for free, to much $ for premium 3/5
I find the free app very basic, but I do use it when trying to lose weight. And the Premium cost to much to consider and use as one my my health apps. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
App does not import information correctly from health app. Calories are drastically wrong.
I’m feeling regret paying for this, then trying to replace MyFitnessPal with it. Its nowhere close.
It needs some work 4/5
By sock pirate
I am 14 and I’m overweight and trying to lose fat and gain muscle, so I tried this. For most parts of this app, I like it. It shows me what I’m eating and helps me learn what I’m putting in my body vs what I need to put in my body. But some of the goals seem unrealistic. I chose the high protein plan as it gives me energy to workout and keeps me full longer, but it wants me to eat 32g of protein a meal and 97g of protein for a snack. I couldn’t handle it, eating that much protein made me feel awful and super full. I couldn’t even finish my protein shake, which is very uncommon for me. And a lot of the foods I eat aren’t recognized on the food searcher. I also wish I could do the thing with the meals but on the exercise option, like “what you did yesterday” instead of having to re-enter my exercise everyday. Overall I would recommend this to people who want to know more about healthy eating, but there are definitely some kinks that could be worked out.
Only option? 1/5
This app is free but it will not let me use it until I choose a premium subscription 3, 6 or 12 months. I thought you could use this app with limited features that come with downloading it. If you want the premium features then you can choose to upgrade. This doesn’t it’s just download this free app and then pay to use it. Might as well make the app $3.75 a month.
Easy to understand 5/5
I was never a count your calories guy, and I used to be able to eat anything I wanted and never gained weight. Now that I want to workout and get fit, I don’t know what I should be eating and I don’t even know what I’m eatings nutrition is. This app very simply tells you what you’re eating and how much more or less you should be taking in. The only thing is you need to be diligent to put what you’re eating in the app. If you can do that then you’ll be shown how healthy the food you’re taking in is, quite surprised how many items are in their data base. Every item I’ve eaten or made has been in their system and has a detailed nutrition chart for them
Great app! 4/5
I love this app so far it has been great for letting me track what I eat and teller me how I could have improved it! I do hope that in the future you add a functionality to the Apple Watch to be able to add how much water I’m drinking, because it’s a lot easier to just tap my watch than to pull out my phone, especially when I’m at work.
Good Food Diary 3/5
This app is good but without buying the pro version all it is is a food diary. And not an accurate one.
I love it 5/5
By reema alharbi
I love this app and if you don’t understand theses is how I use and I love cause I have been losing wheat before you eat you check if the item is good and they may give you a recipe but I don’t do that and I took the one for a month and I loved it but I after that I could do everything alone
Fitness minded 5/5
I do not purchase apps often but during my fitness goals I hit a plateau, so I found this app and decided to give it a try. This is one of the best applications I have ever used! The cost is very affordable, the app is very well designed and easy to use as well. I’d like to be able to create recipes and divide it into food portions plus save them like “RecipeIQ “ but for the most part I love the app, that’s a suggestion not complaint. I love the fact I can choose what type of diet I want to be on, Intermittent fasting is what works for me. (5:2) how about you?
How Much??? 1/5
Why are you not up front on how much it cost. No where can I find the cost. I don’t want to agree without knowing how much I’m agreeing to. It’s so frustrating when you get an app and then find out after you get it that it’s out of sight on costs. If your not trying to trick us just put the price on the app before I download it...Geez
By lifesum is a thief
I unsubscribed the day I signed up for premium or pro because I changed my mind and I’m still being charged. I requested my money back but apparently I don’t qualify for a refund according to the app. Thieves.
Exercise Tracking 3/5
The exercise sync from Fitbit only works randomly. You can try to manually sync but nothing happens. You can try to add exercise calories and it does add it to daily tracking.
On the off chance it will sync it will take away the calories burned the next time it is opened. It would be nice if it would track workout calories consistently.
Can’t scan barcode in free version 2/5
What’s the point of blocking barcode scanning in the free version? That’s the main feature in food track. Rubbish app
Great app 5/5
This is the best app ever. Just follow and enter your food. Easy scanning of bar codes. Follow and you will be full and loose weight.
By old lady on the hill
It’s easy to use
Two EASY updates NEEDED 4/5
Number One: I create my own breakfast bars that have 10 ingredients. It would be so much easier for me to create my own breakfast bar item with all of its ingredients I add myself once and save that breakfast bar rather than having to enter each ingredient in daily.
Edit: found out how to do this. It’s in “favorites” and it’s easy to make recurring meals. Like my home made bars.
Number Two: foods should all be grouped into additional insights such as Foods Highest in Calories, Highest in Fat, Carbs, Proteins.
I’ve tried a couple other apps that have these functionalities. But overall I’ve liked this app the most.
GREAT APP 5/5
lifesum really helps me stick to my goals and lose some weight along the way. highly recommend
Great app 5/5
By Fix the app PLEASE!!!!!!
Great app for beginners. Helps to keep on track and stay motivated for first time keto dieters. Diet guidelines are very effective. I started Keto Burn last Tuesday and am I week I’ve already lost 7 lbs without exercising. This has been the most successful diet I’ve ever used and I’m never hungry.
Awesome but one tiny glitch 4/5
I have been using Lifesum off and on for years and have been very satisfied with it. However, there is one tiny thing that I’ve always had a little problem with. Whenever I look at a weekly view of calories, all the counts are off. Scrolling through each day individually everything is correct, but when I pull the tab down to see the measurements all lined up for the last few days, nothing matches. I would really appreciate if this could be fixed!
A loyal customer
I thought I’d be billed $3 and change every month, but I was billed the whole $44 at once. Not okay with that and can’t find where to cancel.
Great tracker, ok plans 3/5
The meal tracker features are really sharp and the amount of food in their database is really top notch. It’s not hard at all to find the food you’re looking for. Although some entries are not correct it’s pretty easy to recognize that someone had made a mistake creating that food item, and you could usually go find another one easily.
My main complaint is that the meal plans are just far too trendy. Although they may be very useful to a sedentary person who wants to keep an eye on their weight. Personally I don’t see the point in 2/8 of their plans being fasting based. And there’s no way to make a custom plan based on the daily macro balance that I might want.
I love this app to start on good terms. I wanted to lose some weight without keeping a paper pencil and math! The only problem is that I have type one diabetes. And I have to take a certain amount of carbs a day. This app doesn’t have something where I can show in which I am a diabetic to help with a meal plan. I’m also a vegetarian. Which is harder as well since I do not eat meat. Other than not using some medical problems, I love this app!
Not free at all 1/5
They scam you to free option but you can’t go beyond log in it keeps you on the screen for picking premium PAID version without even option to try basic. You can’t escape or explore until you pay for premium subscription . Bad advertising
Free app is useless 1/5
By Ugh it's all taken
Free version doesn’t allow for anything other than for you to give them your personal information. Deleted app, tried to delete my account; impossible. There is a link on the webpage to delete but it doesn’t work. Why would I pay for an app when I don’t know if I’ll like it or not? No features work in the free version. No recipes, no food tracking, etc. waste of my time and now they have my personal info and I cannot delete it.
Misleading advertising re: meal plans 2/5
The majority of the “meal plans” aren’t meal plans at all, they are just lists of recipes. One or two of them are genuine plans, but the majority are useless as meal plans.
I can’t put how much of the food I ate because I get full easily so I don’t eat all of the calories
By Cap'n Corrie
I didn’t even make it past reading their terms and conditions before I saw something I didn’t like and deleted it immediately. As a big fan of a successful ketogenic diet I thought this would be fun. But when you won’t even let me see the app until I sign up and login? Buzz off
It looks almost amazing... 3/5
I can’t seem to change my meal plan without buying a subscription? I just feel like this app prioritizes the Keto diet too much. I love the simplicity of it and the foods that are calculated, but it’s kind of annoying not being able to change my meal plan.
Beautiful UI but not remotely functional 2/5
Giving two stars for the UI. Very visually appealing. But not functional. Lots of basic issues that constrain functionality. 1) you must log water by 8.45 ounces and can’t change that. 2) if you choose one of their diets, you can’t edit the calories. I was on the 5:2 diet and it had me eating 1600 calories on non-fasting days. I’m doing 1400 calories, but there’s no way for me to change that. And none of their plans allow for different calorie goals for different days. 3) app crashes a couple times a day and I have to log out and log back in. 4) the food insights are very limited. They tell me my nutrients are imbalanced if my meal is a couple grams over/under with one macro. 5) most scanned foods come out with incorrect information. 6) can’t move foods from meal to meal or day to day. 7) doesn’t show you the foods you eat regularly, have scanned recently, or generally prefer over others. Even more issues, but this review is getting to long. Back to My Fitness Pal.
Unable to restore my subscription 1/5
By shan pu
The app is buggy and I’m unable to restore my purchase.
BEST. APP. EVER. 5/5
By Water Melloon
seriously. if you’re looking for something to encourage healthy eating, get you started on your fitness journey, or loose weight, this is totally perfect for you. it has a beautiful design, and I love that it still works amazing and has great features without having to go premium! although I can only imagine how much cooler it would be with the added features! if you’re considering a food and exercise tracker, get this one!! you won’t regret it. ☺️
Garbage app 1/5
By Mancini's Scarf
Basic app that does nothing. It is not as advertised. It doesn’t offer diet plans. It just counts calories and suggests recipes. I want my money back.
User friendly except... 4/5
I’ve only used this app for a couple days so far and I like it a lot. I only wish the shopping list was a little more user friendly. I’d prefer that when you add items to the list it doesn’t organize them in any way. It would save time in the grocery store.
Otherwise it’s awesome! I love the recipient I’ve tried so far. Some of the ingredients are impossible to find unless you go to a super expensive store, but I made do with what I could find. Other than that, it’s wonderful and I’ll continue to use it and hopefully reach my goal weight.
By death is awesome!
I bought this app because it boasted about having over 200 recipes and its many diet choices. I got the 1 year subscription and hoped it would work for me. So far it hasn’t. I am trying to go keto to lose some weight and I am also vegetarian (not vegan, so not that restrictive) and when I looked for recipes to fit the bill they only had maybe 10 available. Granted I can look up recipes but I was hoping for more ease with this app. They also don’t have a plan ahead feature which means if I want to plan a meal in advance I have to go through and add it to my daily count and try to delete it after. I disappointed to say the least, never have I felt compelled to leave a review but this app is a waste of money. Do NOT buy the subscription, you won’t get a refund if you don’t like the app and then you’ll be out $40.
Changed my life 5/5
This app is so great! I have lost 10 pounds with it so far and I’ve only been using it for a little over a month! I don’t have the premium plan so you can lose weight on it without having to pay for it which is amazing! I will continue to use this app until I reach my goal weight and I truly believe I can do that using This app. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to lose weight while still feeling in control with the classic weight loss plan.
Update 8/8/19: I’ve officially gotten to my goal of losing 40 pounds!!! This app is truly amazing, from being aesthetically pleasing to actually working this is an all around great way to track your meals and exercise. I have tried many other methods of weight loss and none of them worked for me, until I found lifesum. This app can change your life in the best way possible, if you let it. You have to be consistent and work hard but you can get there, and I truly believe anyone can effectively lose weight with this app.
Beautiful Interface Awful Frustrating Inaccuracy 1/5
I downloaded this and another food tracking app. Both offer free and premium subscriptions. I was drawn to using Lifesum because the user interface is both attractive/fun and logging seemed easy and intuitive. Unfortunately, that’s as much as Lifesum has going for it. Even when scanning my food via barcode the calories, serving sizes, and other specific nutrition info is BLATANTLY WRONG. I logged the same food on the other app the same way by scanning barcodes and everything came in correct. I definitely won’t be getting a premium subscription with Lifesum when it’s free service can’t even log food accurately. Don’t waste your time or money.
Not what I was expecting. 1/5
When I signed up for the subscription, I was expecting to be charged $4.95 a month to see how the app worked. I wanted to see how it worked before committing to paying $44.99 for a whole year. I was not expecting to be charged $44.99 upfront without being able to see if the app worked for me. I have not seen any results yet using this app, I would still like to give it a try. I am not happy that I was led to believe I would be paying $4.95 a month and even after canceling, I will still be charged that amount.
Fix activity calories 3/5
Wherever you guys are getting the caloric expenditure data from, its overestimating by almost a double. For example running 6mph for 30 mins does not burn 500. It’s 300 at most. Or climbing for an “hour” which the climber is not excepting full force during the full hour will not burn 1000 calories.
These can lead to dangerous miscalculation of allowed caloric intakes unless the users are specifically aware of more accurate caloric expenditure from their activities
Really inconvenienced 1/5
Unfortunately trying out this app was a mistake. I’ve always used MyFitnessPal and wanted to try something that grades good, but, I was having difficulties inserting my meals also I choose an affordable payment plan for me but then ended up not even a month later getting charged for a whole year subscription, which has really set me back, when I never chose that option. I see no way of getting my money back and I had already went right back to using MyFitnessPal. It was a lose lose situation.
Need help/suggestions 3/5
Hello! Thank you for what appears to be a really good app to get me on track for losing weight. However in just starting out it hasn’t been very user-friendly. For instance I wanted to input a burger, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise, no bun. It would be helpful if, next to each item I need to track, there was an “increase” or “decrease” button. For example, currently, to input 2 slices of bacon, I have to type the word “bacon” in the app two separate times and add it to be tracked, where it would be much simpler and less time-consuming if you had the ability to hit an “increase” or “decrease” sign next to each food to indicate that you’re having two slices of bacon (or three or four), without having to go back and input the bacon slice two, three, or four times (If that makes sense!) Also, the ability to delete anything on the “pre-planned menus” that the app suggests. For instance, on the “beef burger and lettuce leaves” dish, I do not eat onions, and I cannot eat cheese. There is nowhere for me to subtract those items from the “track this item” so then my calories, etc, will not be accurate. Also during the “test questions” there is no place to put foods that I wish to specifically avoid (ie in my case, cheese and fish). I’m not vegan/vegetarian; I do eat beef, poultry, pork... but not seafood. And I don’t care for cheese and yogurt. So it would be nicer to have the ability to input foods to avoid so that I don’t get the suggested “salmon” meal ever! This is just my first day of using so I may have more thoughts as I go along but these are what jumped out at me to begin with! Thanks!
Good but could use some new information 4/5
I love the app and paying for premium but I wish the app also tracked vitamins and minerals. I am a vegan and I need to make sure I am getting all my vitamins as well. Myfitpal tracks vitamins but I picked Lifesum because it takes my workouts right off my Apple Watch. If you guys could add vitamin tracking this app would be amazing.
I have really enjoyed the premium service and it has helped. Only problem I’ve had is it not connecting to my iPhone ‘s nutrition information such as sodium, carbs, fats, and cholesterol
Another “form before function” app 2/5
I used to use a much simpler app and it had all I need to track my meals quickly. I then decided to use this and oh man... this is so painful! The UI is pretty and stuff but do you guys actually use it there in the office?
- your own receptive are hidden in “You” window. Why are they are not shown in “Recipes” window, too? That’s a UX crime!
- when adding a food to diary, it will only show yay-many recently added foods. Why? Why not just all ever added? But it gets worse. When you search by name (because you have to), it will also not prioritize your previously added foods. You have to search them like you did the very first time! WHY? Why on earth would you not help your users out? What is it, 2 or 4 lines of code? Seriously guys?
- when the food you want to add has its nutritional info off, you can indeed edit it. But guess what happens when you try to add it again - it defaults to previous values. Seriously... have you got any idea how annoying that can get? I simply give up now and add the food despite inconsistencies. I can’t possibly spend 5 minutes every other day because your dev couldn’t spend 2 hours on that.
- gets buggy, too, e.g. just today after adding a recipe for 6-portion meal, it insist on logging the complete calorie count for all 6 portions even if I actually add just 1.
Get your grip together, guys. This here is not rocket science. There are hobby apps out there with simpler, more efficient UI than you do.
I’m preeeetty sure a turkey and cheddar lunchable is NOT 23,480 calories 😂 a lot of the stuff on here says it’s way more calories than said on the package or on official websites. I’m trying to figure out a good balance in my daily diet, incorrect calorie counts isn’t going to help. It would probably be a good idea to update that to have it all be correct or as close to correct as possible.
Ok App but could be a lot better! 4/5
There isn’t much explanation as to what the features are. It shows Carbs but doesn’t tell you if it is net carbs! Why not show both.
And there are duplicates of foods with varying nutritional information. For example, you get Shrimps and Shrimp with different nutritional values albeit the starting point has different weights.
Some basic foods aren’t listed either. I look up and try and guess what the closest food would be but I shouldn’t have to. It can be a lot better than it is.
There should be a lookup table that you can search without going into lunch or breakfast to look for items. It would be nice to be able to get the listing for veggies with lowest carb or calories, low carb or 0 carb foods so you can plan your meals.
Like I said, could be a lot better!