Love it 5/5
Love this app! So user friendly and it really gets me motivated to eat healthier. I’m fairly conscious of what I eat already - or so I thought - but this makes me think twice before I mindlessly snack on something because I know I’ll have to log it later. I feel full of energy and excited to eat well, which is no small feat! Also love the barcode scanner which makes keeping a food diary so much easier.
By Bakers Life
I’ve tried three apps so far for tracking my keto lifestyle and I definitely enjoy using this one the most very simple to use and has more features than the other ones I have tried
By Sugar Ribbon
Love this app. I’ve tried others and this one is easy and fun!
Plan system doesnt work for me 2/5
By It's a me pwnz0r
Took the test and I said I was vegetarian and needed high protein for muscle growth snd it gave me the food for strength plan. This plan has meat recipes for it though? Why would it even ask if i eat meat or not if its just going to reccomend meat recipes. I thought it would give me recipes and a grocery shop list(definetly should if you pay a subscription) but it just gives me recipes that dont even align with my diet.
Not enough branded food no scanner 3/5
This doesn’t recognize as many branded foods as carb manager app.
pretty app, because database is inaccurate, macros calculated wrong :( 2/5
By Veronica Combs
I have been using this app for two months. I really enjoy the looks of it, how fast it feels to log food and create meals. I have been eating keto, so I need my carbs to be low. You have the option of tracking net carbs, but sadly the data is not being processed correctly. For example any keto eater knows an avocado has a low amount of net carbs. about 4 per avocado. this app logs it as 17. it does not minus the fiber despite me confirming that I am tracking NET carbs. :/ so I cannot track my food. chia seeds it says a huge number of carbs. it does not minus the fiber. so basically if you need to know your true macros then this database is not so good. I redownloaded carb manager app today and wow the avocado has less than 4 grams net carbs. now I know I can eat it and not worry. and chia seeds is accurate on that app (carb manager app) too so I recommend switching to a better app and for the makers of this one to fix the data so it is not only an app with good looks. thank you.
Gorgeous interface, helpful features, amazing customer support 5/5
This app is wonderful! And VEGAN FRIENDLY!
As a graphic designer, the interface was flawless and easy to navigate. This app makes weight loss a breeze, especially if you pay for a premium membership. I’ve always been satisfied with all facets of the app, but recently had to terminate premium service (to no fault of the app, just a personal decision) and between Lifesum customer support and iTunes, I was refunded the membership fee almost immediately. Please give this app a shot!
No features unless you go premium 1/5
By pretty isnt worth it
Pretty, but my fitness pal has many of these features in the free version
What’s happening? 1/5
I loved the app until it refused to start up on June 21. I don’t want to delete and reload. What gives?
This app is good for the most part, except it has been glitchy for me lately. When food is scanned in or even put in manually the macros are way off. For some not all of the foods scanned in. So it’s hard to track everything consumed that day. I do like that you can set your macro preferences and keep track of water consumption. Although I do with it would let you manually input the oz of water drank.
Can’t customize a “plan” for vegetarian or Vegan 2/5
Unfortunately even though this app is lovely and easy to use, it’s hard to customize vegan meal plans with limited choices. You are forced it’s choices for dieting but when you click vegan there are about 3-4 choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner qhich gets boring fast. Additionally adjusting your cal goal is also nearly impossible, while it’s under settings, it doesn’t actually adjust no matter how many times you save so it’s hard to track how on target you are. Lastly you can’t change your macros by day so you are stuck to whatever macros you enter as the target regardless if you likely have variations by day. 😞
Pretty good, annoying ads for premium. 3/5
I’ve been using this for about a week and I really like the interface.
One thing that is super annoying is the constant prods to upgrade. I want to try this product and see if I stick with it before I purchase it. And the app constantly directs you to services that aren’t offered in the free version and asks me to go premium.
I just want to track my meals at this point. And the arrows and other prompts are all just trying to sell me things. Frustrating.
Do not purchase!! 1/5
If this app does not fit your diet, you WILL NOT get a refund as stated. I tried to get my money back after less than 30 days and Apple declined. I am waiting to hear back from the company. This app is a waste of money and does not help in tracking as advertised. Keep your money!!
Food Diary hard to navigate 3/5
By Chris RVA
I chose this app because it had a selection of plans, but most of it’s food portions are measured in grams. When you are looking for a tablespoon or other common American measuring, it is often not there. So, I’m spending too much time trying to figure out the portion size.
Refund denied 1/5
I purchased this subscription for 1 year and tried to cancel the next day. They wouldn’t give me a refund and wouldn’t tell me why. This reason I gave was that it wasn’t what I thought it was. I’m going to keep trying but I’m very disappointed with this outcome so far.
Paid for premium plan but app crashes whenever I go to planner page. No customer service response. Very disappointing.
The app won’t actually help you unless you pay for premium. It’s also telling me I should only eat 2 calories per meal?? It won’t let me change my goal to lose weight, it will only let my goal be to gain weight. So I’m definitely deleting this app because it really did nothing for me.
Still new to app 3/5
So far I’m still learning app, but I’m having difficulty finding a simple way to input food into the daily diary if I use a recipe from another source (ie..Pinterest) I have to type in each ingredient. Would be great if there was an import option for recipes. There very well may be, but Day 5 & haven’t found it so I’m getting lax on doing the diary😳
Love the meal plans, but... 3/5
I haven’t used it very often as of yet but it looks like a good app. My biggest issue with it is that you can’t easily add your own recipes like you can in MyFitnessPal.
I do all my own cooking and I don’t eat out much or eat packaged foods, so that’s pretty annoying.
Very Inaccurate 2/5
I like the idea of it but it’s completely inaccurate for a lot of things. Even though I scanned the exact items I was using to try to make it more accurate, it was saying my bread had half the protein and double the calories is really has, then for my plant milk says it has 27 grams of protein instead of 10? Very confusing and completely wrong. It also gave a better rating to my vegan Caesar dressing than HALF of a small avocado and celery.. Also I put that my food preference was vegan and every single meal suggestion it gave me wasn’t even vegetarian, they were all meat? It’s also inaccurate for the amount of protein you need, it shows that I’m low in protein because it says I need just under 100 grams a day which is literally double what I need for my weight? I feel like I can’t trust it at all and it’s honestly annoying how even when you scan the item it doesn’t pull up the correct nutrition facts and the ratings are so off. Like Caesar dressing is really healthier than celery and avocado.. definitely not a good app. Disappointed.
Finding it really difficult to create my own recipes.
Gorj little app 5/5
Love it! So easy & bright. A pleasure to use❤️
It doesn’t even let me write my own weight the right way. Im from Europe so we use kg not lbs.
When it asks for my weight it won’t let me put a (XX)two digit number. If i write only ‘X’ it saves it. When it asks for my goal weight AGAIN it doesn’t let me put a two digit number because it says that it has to be lower than the weight i have right now. I put a smaller number than my weight and THEN it says it can’t be that low. What the hell am i supposed to do with this tf???
App broken 3/5
By Jesus saves.
Love this app. I use it a lot. But the recent update won’t allow me to open the app. It sticks at the splash screen. :/
I just paid for premium and tried out a plan... problem is this changed my daily calories to 2106. No problem, I thought. I’ll just change it back. Nope! EVERY single time I try to change it, it just jumps back to 2106. That’s a whopping 500 cal MORE than even my maintenance calories! For weight loss I am supposed to be creating a deficit, but it just won’t let me. Starting to regret paying. Outrageous! 😡
Good but can be better 4/5
The (free version of the) Lifesum app definitely helped me shred the few pounds I wanted. The food tracking component to the app itself is robust and easy to use. I have had almost no trouble finding the food I eat, despite having a very particular diet. Scanning barcodes makes it even quicker.
The biggest drawback to this app, however, is the exercise component. The selection is rather limited and you can’t add in your own. My biggest gripe with this feature is that once it syncs with your health app or any running tracker, there is no way for the recorded data to be deleted or edited. I went on a run last weekend and had to edit what my running calculator put together. The run was exported to the Lifesum app twice. On top of that, my Health app counted the steps as well. So essentially, my run was counted 3x, which threw off my caloric limit by over 1,000 calories. I was able to do the math and it was fine, but it’s certainly a clunky feature.
More options for water 4/5
I’ve only been using this app for a couple days and I REALLY like it so far, but think it’s ridiculous that you only have two choices for the amount of water to log. It would be so much easier if there was a 12 oz option, or even the ability to set your own units.
Still trying to figure this app out 3/5
I’m enjoying the recipes but I’m still having trouble navigating my way thru this app.
So many bugs, double or triple counts activity 1/5
I loved this app when I started using it, but the bugs with syncing exercise calories from the health app and Apple Watch make tracking a pain. For one run it shows three activities, so that a run that might have burned 300 calories shows as 900+ calories in the app. I used to be able to delete the duplicate entries, but they took away that option in one of the last couple “upgrades”. Now if I try to delete it just takes me into the exercise screen.
Other similar apps are able to figure out when activities are counting the same thing and filter that out. Or they at least have an option to do some.
They need to do more testing on their update releases. A couple months back I had to go back and enter my information and goals again because the app seemed to reset itself. If this was a free app, I might not be this annoyed. Since I pay for this and it’s not available online, I don’t think it is unreasonable to expect that basic functionality will work consistently.
You guys need to fix the fact that the visualization of calories eaten (over time) on the diary page randomly omits days at a time, switches days (e.g. I enter food for today and the chart says I’m eating that food tomorrow), and other silly bugs on that page.
Seems like it should be an easy fix, but nobody’s responded to the ticket I submitted, which included screenshots.
Add recipes 3/5
Would be better if you could add your own recipes.
Doesn’t sync 1/5
Got the app to load my nutritional information into the apple health app. Only worked for one day.
Nice layout, solid data presentation but buggy 3/5
I like Lifesum because it is a fresh look on nutritional data that makes it easier to manage how much I eat for each meal. The meal plans are thought and valuable. The photo the food works surprisingly well too. However the app is buggy, crashes a good portion of my uses and sometimes the data gets munged but quickly fixed with a restart of the app. It probably deserves 2 stars, but I am hopeful the quality will improve, features will be added and the food database is cleaned up. I’m not sure I would spend the 40-50$/annual subscription. The $20 I spent on the “pleas come back” offer was a fair price for quality right now.
Wasted $45 1/5
I got this app because the ad copy was communicating that it had features that I wanted. There’s no free trial and the developer’s FAQ says that I can get a refund from Apple if I request it in 14 days. Turns out that isn’t true. It hasn’t even been 24 hours and I put in a request for a refund to Apple and it was denied because it didn’t “meet their criteria” for a refund. Turns out the truth is all sales are final. I’d avoid this app at all costs unless you’re 100% certain that it’s exactly what you want.
Not so great 1/5
Ok so when I downloaded this game I thought ok this is good so I tapped loose weight and so I filled it all in but at the bottom it said what is your goal and any number I said it would not let me
App Crashing 1/5
App keeps crashing anytime I go to the plan page. I’ve only had this app for a few days and paid for the premium. Now that I can’t use the plan feature what is the point of having or paying or this? I have tried to refresh, reopen, and delete and reinstall the app with no success. Please resolve
Premium won’t work 1/5
By Isabel Dibiase
I got lifesum because I was very excited to get my life on track. Every time I try to get premium, the page goes white and the app crashes. I will change my review but this is an issue I would like resolved.
No freshman 15! 5/5
By Joy Wants Nutella
Seriously, get this app. I would pay premium if I wasn't a college student (and I don't pay premium for anything!).
This app is the sole reason I didn't gain weight during my first year-- it teaches good habits and just creates a knowledgeable atmosphere without guilt. I dieted throughout highschool and became irritable each time. This app makes sense of weight loss/gain by making it into some math. Counting calories is not a bad thing to do, especially nowadays where food is packed with so many extra ingredients.
The perfect app to let you live your life while being aware of your body
Oh Please 1/5
Absolutely worthless app.....
Great UI 2/5
Seems like a beautiful app but the best features require purchase. Put in the purchased section.
Now that I’m able to track again using the barcode I’m happy to be using this app again. The only thing I would change and I know this may sound unnecessary, but changing the water amount and making it customizable to your water bottle or cup. For instance, if you have a favorite water bottle you use and it’s 24oz or 1L, I think it would be great to input that into the system, that way your water intake is accurate every time.
Me encanta 💖💖💖💖 5/5
Paid version very lacking 1/5
By laurie kb
It’s not worth the money for the paid version. Highly disappointed in the app and was refused a refund. Save your money and avoid this app purchase.
Good content at upgrade levels. 4/5
Seems like a great app. Have to pay for the most useful content. Free version doesn’t provide much support. A great added feature is the ability to choose a status specific for nursing mothers as they burn and should consume added calories.
Cool idea, but really expensive for not much in return. The ideas are there, but most of the foods don't have the correct nutrition information. I ended up doing the calculations and recipes myself, except $50 short. Drop the price or do a better job.
Horrible update 2/5
Latest update from June 19 causes the app to crash multiple times daily on my iPhone X. Just clicking water, adding food. Very inconsistent
Overall great 4/5
My only criticism right now is the inability on IOS (?) to edit recipes after I’ve input them. Everything else is groovy.
Almost every feature you need to pay the subscription. Even to adjust your calorie goal!
Love but disappointed 3/5
I’m a premium subscriber because I love the app and the various plans, especially the variants of Keto. However....the foods “verified by Lifesum” are often wrong! This makes me crazy. I’m a weigh and measure person who knows food and labels. They’re wrong more often than they are correct. I’m tired of reporting them in app. For example, “1 cup” of pumpkin seeds is reported as 170 cal—that’s the correct info for 1/4 cup. Please have someone review the entire database, especially the “verified.” Whoever did that work doesn’t understand labels!!!