Can’t log in 2/5
I was enjoying using this app and then all of a sudden I couldn’t login one day. I tried resetting my password but never got an email from Lifesum. I then sent an email to their customer service more than a week ago and haven’t heard back. There apparently is no number you can call so I’ve requested a refund with Apple.
This is THE food app. Ive lost 18 lbs in 1 month 4/5
Great interface. Its fast and accurate. Most importantly it actually works with Apple Watch!! Unlike many “famous” competitors. There are some foods that are not there, but its a growing app. Very happy worth the money
Premium won’t work 1/5
I upgraded to premium, 21.99 for 3 months. It won’t let me access the premium features but it did charge me the money. I uninstalled and reinstalled and the same thing showed up.
Underage problems... 3/5
Please don’t judge but I am eleven and I am trying to just have a better life style and be more healthy. It didn’t bother me with the personal questions but they kept on saying stuff like ‘did you mean that’ or ‘your weight to low for BMI’. What irritated me the most is when the app said 12+ and I had to move it all the way up to 13.
Now the age problem is reasonable, you don’t want your child trying to go on a diet that is to much for them but the weight and goal weight thing is ridiculous. I would want to see a change in how they set up the weight and goal weight questions. Sorry for the trouble! Thanks for reading.
Edit: ( I guarantee this app is amazing because y’all sponsored my favorite YouTube channel and they had an amazing review of it, I really wish I could get past without having a wrong diet for me. I will try to manage and make it as close as I can).
WLS Patients 5/5
By Joe D - NJ
I think it would be super if you’d add a diet plan for weight loss surgery patients. I had the sleeve done 4 years ago. I’ve gained a small amount of weight back but I can’t find any app that has diet plans with the type of portions we need.
Love it but not inclusive 2/5
By Jeanett Giselle
I love these kinds of apps and recently switched from FitnessPal (was using for years) because I like the iWatch complications better but all these apps lack inclusivity for other cultures. Really hard to add meals that are my general homemade Mexican dishes because I can never find anything or will have to add everything one by one which defeats the purpose of the app.
It’s hard to use if you are not using the meals already in the system and the only “Mexican” dishes are the obvious burritos and pico de Gallo stuff that most Mexicans don’t eat on a regular basis. I wish you guys would push to add more dishes for different cultures.
Helps me get on track and goes above and beyond!
Net carbs don’t add accurately in recipes. 3/5
By Leish B
The net carbs don’t add correctly in recipes. I input 2 ingredients. The first ingredient has 4 net carbs, the second has 11 net carbs. There are 8 servings. 4+11= 15. 15/8 = 1.875. The app keeps spitting out that each serving has 5 net carbs. What gives?
DO NOT DOWNLOAD ! 1/5
By FoLLow MeeE bRrooOsSS
this app was constantly asking me for my money and i couldn’t even signup for an account.
Needs a Shopping List 2/5
I don’t know if it’s just because it’s IPhone but on my girlfriends it allows for a shopping list to help with buying ingredients, this would really push the app to be great, if not then it’s like any other dieting app on here
Love the app overall 4/5
This app is great for tracking my food and learning how to build healthier habits! It functions well and it makes things really simple to use. One thing I would love to see if more integration with recipe apps. Eating healthily includes a lot of cooking at home for me and being newer to living on my own, I’m following lots of new recipes and sometimes it’s hard to find something similar to track and logging individual ingredients or recipes can be very time consuming. One great app I’ve found for healthy recipes is Mealime. Definitely recommend integration because they list full detailed nutritional facts and tons of healthy and easy recipes. Even a simple way to allow Apple health to write food entry data combined with in app tracking because most recipe apps will allow you to track to Apple health.
Almost perfect! 4/5
By 1st of Octember
I was looking for an app to focus more on healthy food choices than calorie counting and yes, something prettier than MFP. I found it! I LOVE the water and veggies and fruit trackers. The only tweaks I'd make:
I want to be able to see a progress graph of how many servings of veggies I track over time! Right now that's my main health goal and I'd like to see a graph similar to weight over time, or a bar chart like calories.
I'd also like an option to have the life score evaluate me based on steps taken, water, and if I could track my food based on servings in all categories (maybe a red meat tracker, dairy tracker, etc just like the fruit one). I know it's not as thorough as tracking every actual food, but I'm trying to stay way from full on food diaries as I'm not actively on a diet and it's time consuming and can make me a bit too obsessive.
Can’t get past step 1. Big issue 1/5
It won’t even let me sign up. Keeps saying an error message about client secret
Easy to use & LOVE the recipes!
I want to love this app but it still has a lot of flaws! It often doesn’t save things. I want set my own calorie intake and it will not update even when I manual type and hit save. Similarly, I wanted to delete a category under my measurements and it would not let me. Please fix these glitches.
Horrible— they’ll continue to charge your credit card for no reason 1/5
I’ve had a terrible experience with this app. Had it for less than 12 months and was charged multiple times without my permission. The app itself works fine but do not download unless you want to pay $150+ on random occasions for their premium version. Just wrote to customer service— hopefully they’ll give me a refund.
Beautiful App. Difficult to log basic food. 2/5
I love the look and simplicity of this app... but logging basic foods is more difficult than it needs to be. I’ve used lots of calorie counting apps and this one is especially frustrating for logging the basics, like an egg. It seems to reward eating out — the top items in search results are for restaurants etc. I eat mostly at home and prefer apps that are more geared to that.
Please fix bug :( 3/5
This app is fantastic and I love using it, but everytime I update my weight from the + tab instead of the me page it resets my weight back to my starting weight. It's really annoying because I can't undo it and it messes up my graph which I enjoy looking at. Please fix, this app is five stars otherwise.
Fantastic UI with a few bugs 4/5
By Guest Comment
Pros- this is the first meal tracking app I’ve actually used consistently. The beautiful and mostly intuitive UI actually gets me wanting to come back and engage with it. I love that it’s not just about calories but also about nutrition and eating well. Most calorie tracking apps miss the point that eating healthy is about the big picture. I also feel like this takes away all the work of “dieting” and makes it super simple to make decisions about when to eat more, or less, based on the remaining calories for each meal.
Cons- there are a few main bugs. First, the Apple Watch app only intermittently shows calories burned, so the remaining calories is often inaccurate. It usually works fine on first launch, then only shows zero. This means the complication isn’t very reliable. Second, the data in the graphs is sometimes missing, or weight logged through the app doesn’t show up, even though it’s there in the Apple health app. Third, the movesum step tracker only shows zero food items burned - not sure if this requires movesum to be installed?
Main feature I wish for- the ability to search previously logged foods when adding from search. Showing recently logged items at the top of search would definitely speed up finding the ones I had to scroll through the list to find in the past.
Thanks for making an app that has made a positive impact on my health! Looking forward to future updates.
Could be really good 3/5
I’ve been using Lifesum on and off for about a year. I love the interface but hate the Fitbit syncing. Mostly because it doesn’t sync. I sync my Fitbit daily and even after trying to manually sync in lifesum it won’t update my workouts until 2-3 days later. Highly frustrating.
The food database is all over the place too. A lot of food items have weird serving sizes or in accurate calories listed which is irritating but not a deal breaker since I cook at home most of the time I can just tweak the serving size until the calories are correct.
Pretty nice 4/5
I’m mostly using this for a food journal, and I’m largely satisfied. However, it does glitch sometimes and randomly changes my birth date or my calorie goal (and not because of exercise, sometimes I wake up and haven’t done/eaten anything and it’ll have changed already). It also doesn’t always scan barcodes correctly (i.e. the wrong kind or flavor of drink even if the brand is correct). Other than that I do really like the app.
By melodias 2.0 is coming
It is a wonderful app that lets you get heathy in the pace that you want and it tells you how much fat and protein it has and it has help me and other people it is the best diet plan app that you will find. if your looking for a diet plan app all ways use Lifesum.
Apple sign in not working 1/5
Try to rest it through settings still doesn’t work.
Feature recommendation for Recipes 5/5
Love this app so much! It’s helped me so much on my weight loss journey. One feature I wish the app could include is the ability to customize recipes. Sometimes I don’t have all the ingredients for a recipe, or maybe I would rather not eat a certain ingredient like bacon, I would still want to be able to track the accurate food items I’ve eaten in my meal. There should be an option to check off optional ingredients and calculate the updated calories and nutrient intake. I think that would make life so much easier on the app!!
Good app but it glitches 4/5
After buying the subscription the app was working great, but now it is messing up my weight inputs. Two days in a row it has put me back to my starting weight. Yesterday’s weight data is just completely gone. I wish it would let me edit weight data because now it looks like I lost 7 pounds in one day!
Great app with some bugs 3/5
The update my weight button that appears on the diary doesn’t seem to function right. Maybe this is in a scenario when someone has gained weight not sure but it resets back to my old weight anytime I touch it
Beautiful Design But Poor Syncing 2/5
Adjustable calorie goals
Fruit & veggie servings tracking
Will not sync activity levels correctly with Apple Health. Tracks workouts as just walking steps.
Great for tracking, but hard to share 4/5
The app itself is great- it tracks food macros well and has a decent layout. It’s very easy to see how your day is looking. However, it desperately needs a way to share recipes and meals: My wife and I are using it together and we have to manually inter everything twice!
Needs Work 2/5
I used to love this app, the barcode scanner, the concept (because is hardly ever accurate) of photo+food recognition , being able to scroll and compare calorie intakes different days/weeks/months. Now it won’t let you scroll through the past, won’t let you customize your own diet it only lets you use preselected diets and then and only then you can customize it, it crashes often, has glitches often. I wish I hadn’t bought the subscription, but it used to be so good!
I LOST 10 POUNDS IN UNDER A MONTH!! 5/5
I love this app, and I don’t even have premium! I lost 10 pounds! (including walking, workouts and more like that) but this app really helped me!! It tells me when I should eat more, less and reminds me to drink water when I need it!! I love this app and will keep on using it even after I reach my goal!!❤️
Great app 4/5
I like this app for tracking food and trying to eat a healthier menu. I like the elegance and easiness. The different ways it shows visuals to display info is very helpful in understanding how much ive consumed and have lost.
One downside of the app is that it glitches at times. I may log a whole day and then next day it tells me I didn’t log anything. Also I may be adding a food and the calories may not get deducted. I have to exit and enter the app a few times in order for it to give me an accurate count and updated log.
I hope you guys fix these these because I wouldn’t have wanted to pay almost $50 bucks for a year of appearing and disappearing logs.
Good app 5/5
This app has helped me start my own dieting plan. It has also allowed me to regulate my water intake along with helping reduce my bloating and maintain a weight that is manageable for me.
Is it possible to have different calories amount on different day 5/5
But is it possible to make a future to set different calories amount on different day of the week?
Amazing app! 4/5
I'm impressed! This app is so good! I started taking care of my nutrition a couple years ago, and this app that I found a month ago has been a really helpful tool when tracking my meals and calories. I strongly recommend it! Reason I give it 4 stars is that it doesn't have monthly plans. I know many apps manage yearly subscriptions but that's something I don't like. I prefer to pay a month and if I like it I keep it. This one has a 3-month but the price ends up being too high and close to a yearly payment. It's good even for its free features, but if it had a month by month I would pay for it.
I just purchased a subscription because I wanted an app that will calculate macros for me. I am not seeing that. I see diets like Keto, etc but nothing for macros. I want a refund.
Would like the ability to edit or delete my own recipes 2/5
I would like the ability to edit and delete my own recipes.
I would like to see more uniform/consistent measurement options -grams are more precise. For example The app shows things like 1/2 cup and 2.5 ounces. I was taught 1/2 cup was 4 ounces.
I update my weight daily and the graph goes back to my beginning weight the next day-very frustrating.
Good feature, not so well functioned 3/5
By Sammy S 001
The app has good features to track variety of items, but the app doesn’t refresh data well after updating/correcting entries of food, diet plan, etc. You end up being stuck with wrong data and records, which is quite frustrating. For the premium price of $45/yr, I expect better.
Poor Customer Service 5/5
I had bought the premium of this app (was not offered a trial) so I could track my specific macros, given to me by a nutritionist. Once purchased, the app was nothing like I expected (I could not input my macros as they are over the “100%” limit) - therefore I wanted to cancel. I have tried multiple times to reach customer service to see if they could help me in anyway, and I have yet to hear back.
Would not recommend this app to others - even compared to MFP. (At least MFP gives appropriate g per % for macros, unlike this app does).
Normal person recipes that are easy & delicious 5/5
I love this app! I have used many other apps thru the years and am so glad I found Lifesum! It makes tracking so so easy and intuitive. And the recipes are for actual normal people vs needing random special ingredients that nobody has on hand! 5 stars all the way!
Love this app 4/5
I love the life sum app because it gives you a grade on what you eat and helps to better pick quality calories. The only thing it’s missing is it doesn’t have an option to add if your pregnant or breastfeeding. I wish it would help to add in those breastfeeding calories.
The problems 2/5
I’m a little disappointed I was really excited to see all the cool Neal plans and recipes. But it turned out everyone of them you have to have a subscription. So if you are willing to pay money this could be the app for you.
Several bugs are inaccuracies 3/5
I got really frustrated having to look up calories elsewhere to confirm them - sooo many foods are listed incorrectly in the database. Measurements for foods are all wonky too. Weight tracker kept reverting to my starting weight. You can’t edit or remove favorite meals.
Also the recommended protein and fat amounts need to be updated for the latest scientific research. As someone who eats a very careful and balanced plant based diet, it became quite tiresome to be told repeatedly that my protein was too low and fat too high.
Horrible Onboaridng Experience 1/5
This is by far the worst intro I’ve ever had to an app. All I wanted to do was download an app to log my lunch. I threw my phone on the floor in frustration at one point, as I thought the attempts to rope me into premium would never end. I deleted the app before even getting to the point of logging a single meal. Maybe let people try what you have to offer before you milk them for cash...
Micronutrients tracking is not available. 3/5
Best app on the market but can be improved.
bug that needs fixed 2/5
there needs to be improvement made on the personal data input. when i try to type in my weight and height it says it is invalid and will only let me have my height and weight at “0”.
reverting my weight tracking, lacks meal plans, recipes obscure limited dietary preference 1/5
Truly wish i didn’t go premium before the trial expired, wasted money and want a refund. Too difficult to use, consistently reverts my weight back to previous weigh ins so while i’m progressively losing and NOT regaining weight the tracker looks like a yo yo, (i was at 158# last week and when i went to log my new weight is 157# today, the tracker had changed my weight to 162, has happened multiple times) lacks dietary preferences options, only very broad categories available to choose from like vegan, vegetarian and one other, recipe ingredients in meal plan are complex and unrealistic, not enough dietary preferences and lacks meal plans for most dietary preferences. Do not like at all.
Inaccurate information 3/5
This app has been very helpful to use and has a nice design also. My one problem is that the calories on the app are usually never right when going to put food items in. Even the ones with a verified check mark are wrong 98% of the time. If this issue were to get fixed I would give it five stars. But for now 3 stars will do because one of the most important things about the app is constantly wrong.
i like it overall but lots of glitches 3/5
i enjoy this app overall—easy to use, nice aesthetic design, and good functionality (mostly) but a number of pesky glitches!
+ the daily tallies of some key things you’d want to track (for me it’s sugar intake) are sometimes way off. i’ve added up the individual totals listed from each meal and compared it to the daily tally and they don’t match.
+ often when adding a food item, it’ll add it to the day before instead of your current day.
+ my personal details in settings also keep mysteriously changing my birthday to 5/2 instead of my real birthday (inconsequential but weird).
+ i’d also suggest an option to quick add a combination of foods to another day (really helpful if you meal prep or simply change your mind about what to eat on which day). that’s one feature from the myfitnesspal app i think is really lacking here.
I loved this app it has a lot of good uses to it. Ultimately though it has some downsides. I cannot connect my fitbit to it without paying a subscription, which I dealt with, but I just updated it and now it closes itself out everytime I open the app, before even making it to the home screen. It is a great app if you do not want to use a Fitbit with it, but if you’re on a budget that is not feasible. They also should really do a better job ensuring that their updates are not going to ruin the app experience completely.