I bought the premium for the year only to find that it had 10 plain recipes for each B,L, and D. Definitely can’t live off of the same boring recipes for a year. I don’t know why it claims to be a meal planner.
So I’ve never reviewed an app before but this one is well worth it. Was struggling to reach my goal for months. Used myfitnesspal, a notebook, all sorts of different tools and to no avail. I downloaded Lifesum and it just clicked. Lost 20lbs in 4 months and haven’t put a pound back on since (over 1 year ago). I still use the app from time to time if I feel like I’ve gone off the rails a bit. But definitely taught me how to keep my macros in line without being obsessive about it. Everyone is different - but definitely give it a try. Worked wonders for me!
Why doesn’t it take my weight from Health app. I weigh myself every morning on a smart scale and other apps are able to access this weight but this app makes me manually enter it. Also it should have my whole weight. Seems basic.
I was pleasantly surprised to see how much easier it has become to track calories in the last few years. The barcode scanning and ability to convert serving sizes to grams is amazing. The only thing that kept me from giving it a five star rating is a technical glitch that I hope they fix. Any food with a long name pushes the serving size input below the visible screen. You can scroll to get to it, but then it doesn’t respond when you tap on it making it impossible to enter anything other than a standard serving size of the item in question.
I wanted an app that integrates with apple Healy and fitness - and this does. But it’s missing the ability to share a summary with personal trainer or dietitian (other than making a bunch of screen shots within app)
After using the app longer, some of the bugginess hasn’t been happening as often. The app does have a veggie tracker, which I didn’t think it had, it just didn’t come up until it told me my vegetable intake was imbalanced. Honestly this has been the easiest app to use. The only issue now is the data base of foods. It does have a lot of repeated foods which makes it hard to find the correct one and a lot of foods without all of the information and when you try to add the information sometimes it doesn’t want to save or tells you it’s wrong. Also without being able to add sugar, added sugar or sugar alcohols separately it’s difficult to add keto foods not in the database because it doesn’t thing the calories are correct. Other than that I do love the app and I have lost 12lbs in the past month from the help of this app along with other life changes.
The phone design is nice, though the recent update made it less usable. Before each meal would get a rating that you could visually see (by looking at the emoji). Now that visual is gone and it’s hard to tell whether something has been inputted or not for a specific meal. The watch is still terrible. Constantly logs out, which means everyday you’ll have to sign in to the app on the watch. And if you use a long secure password, then it’s an even bigger hassle.
Incredibly easy to use, especially due to the massive data base with scanning barcodes. However the app seems to lean slightly towards losing weight, as a bodybuilder I’d love to see more variation in the meals. I eat 6-7 a day, yet there’s only breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack. If you could add extra meals such as lunch 1,2,and 3 it would make it a lot easier to go back and see exactly how my eating habits were that day. Also in most programs my recommended daily fat intake is way higher, a lean high muscle mass person would need. Other than that, easily best food tracker I’ve found.
I really want to use this, but I’ve tried everything and I can’t log in on my Apple Watch.
It would be nice to see the 16:8 intermittent fasting program offered as an option as well as the ability to sync with apple Heath so that information doesn’t have to be tracked separately.