The ketogenic, or keto, diet can sometimes sound too good to be true, though many people swear by it. The basic idea is to eat more fats and fewer carbs to move your body into a state known as ketosis, during which your body converts fat into compounds known as ketones and begins using them as its main source of energy.
The challenge in following a keto diet often comes in finding the proper balance of foods. But the right technology can make all the difference.
We gathered the best apps for those following a keto diet, based on excellent content, overall reliability, and high user ratings.
Interested in giving keto a try? Ask your doctor first, then check out these apps for guidance.
iPhone rating: 4.8 stars
Android rating: 4.7 stars
Price: Free with optional in-app purchases
The Carb Manager is a comprehensive and straightforward app that counts net and total carbs — but that’s not all. Keep a daily log of nutrition and fitness, use the calculator to set your net macros and weight loss goals, and get detailed nutrition information about your logged data when you need it. Use the app to visualize your macros every day to stay on track.
Android rating: 4.5 stars
This app is packed with features for those diving into the keto way of eating. Learn the ins and outs of the diet and put features like the meal planner, food lists, sample menus, and recipes to work for you. Browse detailed articles that answer all your keto questions
This app is like having your own Keto nutritionist in the palm of your hand. Losing weight has never been so simple! Not only is this the easiest-to-use app for tracking macros, but it’s also the best-designed app without all of the clunkiness and bugs that come with other apps.
Try it for free to get your own custom macro plan and much more! A subscription is needed only if you want to enter 5+ foods per day.
No subscription needed if you make a one-time purchase in the app.
How it Works / Features
⁃Simply enter your current body type, your goal, and your activity level for a personal macro plan!
⁃Track your food consumption each day meal by meal to see how it fits into your daily macro plan!
⁃Search our massive database filled with all of the foods, beverages, restaurant items and pre-packaged products you can think of for macros and carb counts or simply scan the product’s barcode!
⁃We can automatically subtract sugar alcohols and dietary fiber for the true net carb count. (With the option to track net or total carbs)
⁃Create your own custom meals and save them for later use. (With the option to adjust amount eaten for new macros, in case you get full before finishing a meal or decide to have seconds)
⁃Access a large selection of Keto recipes.
⁃Create grocery lists based on your favorite foods.
⁃View recommended foods to avoid in order to stay on track for your daily goals.
⁃We integrate fully with the Apple health app and FitBit, making exercise a breeze if you want to track burned calories and steps.
⁃Track the amount of water you drink each day to stay hydrated.
⁃Track progress by entering changes in your weight.
⁃Access a Q&A Section that clearly answers frequently asked questions.
⁃Export food logs to PDF files.
Product databases for USA, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, Russia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Purchase a PRO Subscription to get the most out of your keto tracker, while saving money. PRO Subscriptions are available for several time periods:
-1 month for USD $2.99
-3 months for USD $5.99
-6 months for USD $9.99
-12 months for USD $11.99
A PRO membership is also available for a one-time payment of USD $29.99, which includes all PRO features and lifetime access.
If you choose to subscribe to a PRO membership, the purchase will be charged to your iTunes account. The subscription will be auto-renewed 24 hours prior to it running out, and you can manage it from the User Settings in iTunes after purchase. You have the ability to cancel the auto-renewing subscription in your iTunes settings. Any unused portion of the free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase any subscription.
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