This is great for tracking calories and planning out meals in advance. As long as you have a good scale and measuring cups you’ll be able to get a pretty accurate calorie count. I tend to ignore the food ratings it gives me, I’ve made veggie stir frys and things that I know are healthy but it will give me a poor rating because there isn’t enough calories or protein or whatever. That’s fine, I don’t rely on those. My only major issue is that it doesn’t show calories burned while sleeping, sitting, etc from my Fitbit in the calories burned section, it adds them to “calories left” so I have to switch between apps to figure out my caloric deficit. Also, I can’t manually add workouts to increase my life score because it will add calories that I didn’t actually burn, so I guess I have to ignore the life score as well. Not really sure why I bought the premium.
I like the way the app works, and it syncs very well with Apple Watch and Apple Health. It’s very visually appealing and fairly easy to use. BUT it can be annoying to track your food by hand since you can only use the camera feature if you pay Premium, and you can’t switch plans unless you pay for Premium. Not that I want everything for free, but as an app that is advertised as free, you are VERY limited on what you can actually get for free. Not being able to change plans really bothers me, because as everyone knows, every individual is different and has different nutritional needs, which LifeSum will only support if you pay for it.
Beautiful app. Gorgeous design. Love syncing with workouts for calories spent, and being able to customize my macros. It’s got more problems than I had with the android version tho. I wish it didn’t frown at you for eating small meals, or had support for more than 4, because as a guy with weight gain as a goal, 3 meals doesn’t do it. I eat like 8 smaller meals through the day, so it’s disheartening when I get frowny faces for every meal for not eating enough, then jam everything else into “snack”. Water NEVER imports to apple health, but all my other data does. There are days when I go over my macros, yet still have calories yet to eat, a mathematical impossibility. My weekly nutrition chart always shows the current bar as being tomorrow. The date will say “Wednesday Jan 20th” then in the chart it shows today’s progress bar marked “T” for Thursday. Apple Watch app is awful. I have to sign in on my watch EVERY TIME I want to track water, unless I have my phone unlocked and nearby, in which case, I’m just gonna use my phone.
This app really keeps me in perspective of what I’m eating in terms of calories, carbs, fat, and protein. I eat less processed food and more fruits and veggies. The only complaint is that my recommended calorie intake is only at about 1700. That’s a bit low even for someone with a small frame like mine. I do not follow the calorie tracker to the extreme, more to keep track of my nutrients and vitamins.
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.
You can’t update “verified” barcodes, even if the eh are dramatically wrong.
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.
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.
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.
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.