Failure without support 1/5
By no support to improve
I eat healthy foods and my weight is healthy and stable after two kids. I eat almost all whole foods but have been cutting down on carbs to improve. I bought the premium membership to learn about macros. Almost every meal I log is classified as imbalanced including my breakfast today of kale, avocado, tomatoes, and eggs with coffee/table cream and coconut sugar. All meals are shown as too high in something but there is no way to click in and see where you went “wrong” so there is no learning. The algorithms seem overly restrictive and are not designed to educate. The added sugar algorithm also does not show you where the too much sugar is coming into your diet.
The pros are it is easy to log stuff and the app is pretty. But that is not worth the premium membership.
Inaccurate product barcodes 2/5
You can’t update “verified” barcodes, even if the eh are dramatically wrong.
Freezes up just as soon as look at you 2/5
By John in Paris
This app has long had its quirks and annoyances (I’ve paid for a subscription since 2015). But it continues to get changes instead of fixing old bugs, or new bugs instead - or worse, in addition to - existing bugs. Recent versions (since even before the new version 12) have frozen frequently and at very inopportune times, usually resulting in the app crashing or my having to force restart it. Then it takes minutes to start up again (iOS 13 and 14). I won’t be renewing my subscription this year.
Bizarre User Experience Decisions 1/5
Possibly one of the least user-friendly apps I have ever used in my life, and in this case, an example of the flaws of prioritizing style over substance.
Too many steps to find/edit created recipes in the app (you should be able to edit a recipe whenever you see it, but you are forced to go to the profile page and then to favorites, which is a convoluted process).
You cannot “nest” recipes, and use one within another.
Do not ever swipe down while entering text in a new recipe, because the entire recipe will be completely erased, which is incredibly frustrating if you have many ingredients.
I regret pre-purchasing a year’s subscription for this app, due to the many small inconveniences that add up.
Keeps changing setting 2/5
I loved this app so much so I updated so I can have better look on what I’m eating. It keeps changing my calories and macros for the day. Idk how many times I have to go back into my personal setting and see if it’s set at where it should be but it keeps glitching and adding more calories and macros. It’s very frustrating because it requires me to do so much double checking and adjusting when it should be a quick glance.
Beautiful app but could be better 3/5
I love that i can track fruit and veggies. However , since I enter those in the log I think the fruit and veggie trackers could be automatically updated.
Also i would love the option to set my own trackers for things that are important to me.
The list of foods is extensive but not as big as other trackers. I like that it connects easily with other trackers like apple watch.
Doesn’t work as expected 1/5
By Erica Jenkins
I initially was trying to download the Myfitnesspal app and this one popped up instead. I decided to purchase it after reading a few reviews, and I’ve only been using it for days now, but every time I open the app my calories that I have remaining change.It’s like it basically keeps syncing and un-syncing with my Fitbit so whenever I want to eat something and I open up the app to see what I have left Calorie wise, it shows negative because it’s no longer sync’d with my fitbit. I just can’t deal with it.
Review of Lifesum 2/5
I like the way it’s set up. Easy to use. However, your selection of foods is lacking, e.g. I unable to find Boarshead meats and many other food items. Also I’m unable to choose the portion of food I want.
The types of food should be interchangeable as sometimes I eat something for breakfast that I can eat for dinner
Motivation required 5/5
Easy to use app. Some yummy recipes in case you’re have a hard time figuring out what to cook. This comes with premium subscription. Logs exercises when I use my iwatch. I think it’s worth the money if you’re serious about changing your eat habits.
Really nice 4/5
i love this app it keeps me on track, my only problem is that you have to pay to scan barcodes on certain items you can't find on the search bar
So easy!!! 5/5
It helps me be accountable for what I eat and lets me see where I need improvement.
DONT DOWNLOAD 1/5
Do not download the premium app, there is no way to cancel the subscription in the App Store or the app itself and the company does not respond to emails so your only recourse is to cancel your credit card, lots of fun
Format - 12 Pro Max 3/5
UI doesn’t fit the 12 Pro Max screen as it should.
Typing out food items gives the randomest results/suggestions?
Please fix the measurements! When adding food items we’re only able to select cups per instance when I need 1/4 cup! Also, suggestions for a lot of food items (tomates for instance) have SO many unnecessary measurements. Keep it simple!
When adding new foods the menu doesn’t appear as it should. Top results are hidden. You have to scroll all the way down and then back up to see certain items.
If I’m tracking food for the previous day STOP sending me to the current day. Please. It is so annoying.
So many food items are incorrect.
Meal ratings don’t make sense... I’ll have a certain amount of calories/macros left after making my first two meals “perfect” and when it comes to dinner it says it’s not healthy because I’m not meeting the calories/macros the app wants me to for that specific meal. But I don’t have all those calories/macros that it wants me to eat?!? Like where does the app base the amount of calories/macros one should be eating per meal? Cause it surely isn’t going off of the allotted calories/macros that are displayed front and center on the app (I pay for premium).
If these things aren’t fixed I will unfortunately not be renewing my subscription.
Really Great, but Could use some Extra Features 4/5
By Cecilia Noelle
I really appreciate this app, and how easy it is to use. My main complaint or suggestion would be to add a setting for those who are currently pregnant (or breastfeeding). In that situation, tracking your meals is still be hugely important, but your goals, acceptable weight, and intake of certain things will naturally be different.
MyFitnessPal’s free version is way better than this garbage
Scam. Not worth your money. 1/5
I cancelled my subscription and on the website it says my premium will end in a year, but on the app it says my subscription will renew on that same day. I don’t want it to renew. I want to cancel the subscription.
How to unsubscribe? 3/5
By عابد من عباد الله
How can I unsubscribe? I deleted my profile and deleted the app, is that enough to unsubscribe? Thanks
Not all good 3/5
By gone rouge
This app has a lot of bells and whistles, it looks great, but it comes with bugs that will make you want to forget using it. In fact I have, but I came back to see if any of the updates fixed them. Items in the food data base aren’t always what shows up on food item labels. It’s not easy to add your own, but try and try again, you’ll get it. And the recipes should let you see the nutritional value of each item, and maybe be able to delete items you aren’t going to use, but then you would find some of the issues with improper nutritional reporting. I’m have labels that claim there are no carbs, but items in the app assign them carbs. WTH. It’s been frustratingly, enough to test your resolve. Probably faster and easier to use pen and paper.
Great for Calorie Counting 3/5
If you are counting your calories and generally keeping track of your carbohydrates the app is great. It’s low profile and integration into Apple Health is pretty seamless. My chief complaint is the ability to to count my Active & Exercise against my carbs and not just my calories. I find that counting carbs and using my net carbs is a great way for me to lose weight fast. I signed up for the year and after six months I dropped the app. That alone is a testament to how many good features the app has.
Nobody but me 5/5
This app really lets me see what each meal looks like and how to improve it. Makes me responsible for my diet.
Great tracking app 4/5
I am really liking this app. I love how it remembers what you are previously instead of having to change the amount each day. One thing I would love to see in the app though would also be the net weight feature that MyPlate has.
Nutritional information not always accurate 3/5
Nutritional info not always accurate.
Not much 1/5
Not worth the money. But I am stuck with it for the year.
make it cheaper 4/5
Exactly what I needed 5/5
This app is fantastic! I use it all the time and I have no complaints. I have only ever used the free version and it works wonderfully. I used this app and set my goal and, after a few short months and regular exercise, I lost twenty-three pounds. The only problem is that once I got the update, couldn't open the app. Still can't, actually. Other than that, the app is beautiful and very well programmed. I still can't believe how well it worked. I feel great and energized, and I really appreciate clean, healthy food. get the app, you will not regret it by a long shot!
Seeing progress 5/5
This is the first app that I use that I’ve had any progress. Also feel very positive about it because the price was good. It offers plans along with grocery list. Therefore price is reasonable. Very happy with this app great design, great attention to detail.
Exercise is difficult to track? 4/5
Is there a way to count reps instead of minutes?
A fantastic app, but could be better 4/5
This app is great so far. There’s a lot of foods listed to choose from, calorie tracking is easy, and it’s all together very intuitive.
I wish though that the exercise units could change. I’d like to be able to track my workouts in number of reps instead of time measurements.
The app is ok 3/5
By skull jaw
I like the app, I used it before. But there are times when the barcode scanner does not work at all. That’s pretty disappointing on app that’s been around for quite sometime
I have really enjoyed using this app. It is very user friendly, and give so much information. I love that it syncs to the Apple Health app and adjusts calories according to your activity !
If nothing else it makes me think about what I’m eating and keeps me on track! I only have the free version and it is amazing ! If I start seeing results I may upgrade!
Thank you Lifesum!!!!
Lost 2 pounds already!!!! 5/5
By Dennise Quintero
I am in love with this app, got the premium subscription to have access to the recipes and meal plans, never thought I could go on a Leto diet but they have one called easy keto and it’s doing wonders for me!!!! The recipes don’t call for anything extravagant just the regular things I usually buy at the store.
Beware-Unable to unsubscribe 1/5
The app does not have an option to unsubscribe. Once you have subscribed, clicking on the link to change or unsubscribe takes you to a page that only has monthly and longer subscription options. You have to jump through hoops to end a membership
Does anyone work there? 1/5
Requested a refund. I had to send two emails and I have yet to receive a response
I signed up for the lowest plan and was then charged 37.00. Site is a fraud. Beware.
Feeling Robbed 1/5
I would give this app a higher rating, but Lifesum charged me the whole amount without the 30% discount and then charged me again with the 30% discount the same night. I was expecting to pay $35 not $90.
Just okay 3/5
By Susie Q 501
I should have read reviews ahead of time; I agree with all that say the meal plans are not helpful. While there’s a couple of good ideas, there’s only 4 to choose from for each meal; hardly worth paying for a premium membership. Also, I use the suggested meal and the nutritional tracker STILL tells me I’m off track, whether it be too high in carbs or protein. So, again, another user noted you can never please that tracker and I feel like that can be ultimately sabotage a users mental health. I don’t know how this app got rated best overall in the article I read, I definitely won’t be renewing:-(
First try 3/5
Did noom before and I’m finding the interface difficult. Like how do you easily do meals.
Overall Such a Great App! 5/5
By I don't know...Username?
I really enjoy this app! I initially downloaded it to help count macros because I am vegetarian and sometimes struggle to ensure I get enough protein every day. This app helps keep my protein intake (and fat and carbs) top of mind. One thing I wish I saw more was I take of other key nutrients - like fruits and veggies, which currently are just counted for carb intake. Since all carbs aren’t created equal, it would be helpful if carbs such as breads and pasta were differentiated from sweet potatoes and greens, for instance. But, a great thing it does do is account for added and naturally occurring sugars, so that helps a bit with fruit sugar vs pasta, packaged goods, etc. I also love the barcode scan function. All in all, I plan to use this app for a long time. Good work!
It won’t let me edit my numbers 3/5
I am 6’3 and it was saying I was 6’0 I tried to fix this and everytime i move it im told “Are you sure that’s what you meant? Please try a different number. It’s the same with the weight it asks me to adjust it but I can’t because it gives me that same message like I’m supposed to weight .01 lbs or something.
Hjelp :( 4/5
By Mercedes Lozano
Hey there I love this app a lot but recently my streak stopped even though I tracked my food! I'm really confused :( Awesome app otherwise...
No 3rd shift support. 4/5
I wish they had a button to ‘end’ your day for people that work third shift. The app automatically moves days at midnight which is right the middle of my ‘day’
WAY too many bugs, but could be good with fixes. 1/5
This app needs a lot of work! It totally limits your ability to use the measurement you need (eg, doesn’t offer cups, tsp, etc for all foods); many of the measurements are crazy incorrect (eg 200 calories for one cup but 5,000 for one TBSP); and it keeps deleting my exercises linked from FitBit. I’ll be returning the Premium subscription I bought.
I do like the notes, tips and meal ratings, so if they can fix all these bugs,I would be willing to try it again.
I had used the app in the past and loved it, but when I put in my weight (88 Ibs, I’m a 5’4 13 year old) it said that my weight was not supported. May I ask as to why? I would like to use the app, not be considered “too skinny”.
Misleading Special Offer 1/5
Offered me a special discounted price for yearly membership and when I clicked accept, it charged full price.
Cannot change height 2/5
By are yall serious???????
Right now, my account says in an inch tall... It won’t let me change it to my proper height and it tells me i need to double check my numbers.
Needs a lot of work before its worth the price 5/5
By Jooley Gooley
The idea of this app is great, but it is not executed well. The most annoying issue I ran into was the fact that it doesn’t save your place if you change apps while you add a food/meal/recipe. If I paused while tracking the meal to get more info and went back, the entire meal was gone, and I’d have to start from scratch. I had some issues tracking weight and trying to delete info I added on accident, which isn’t very helpful when tracking. Overall, I liked the look and idea but I wouldn’t recommend paying for this app until many bugs are fixed.
Good UI 5/5
By Amiyr B
I feel like this app is helpful and gives helpful realistic tips about how to eat better.
Not worth premium 3/5
I love the calorie counter portion and all the tracking! I paid for the premium for 12 months for the meal plans and recipes, but I am so disappointed. The recipes aren’t awful, but there is very few that I would eat. Many of them are vegetarian (which is great), but I wish there were more options for normal, easy and healthy meals. I would totally give the app 5 stars if there were more recipes!