The 5 Best Keto Diet Apps of 2018

In this article, we will take a look at some of the most popular diet tracking apps of 2018, in particular, those that can be used to assist with the ketogenic diet. When you decide to start with keto, it can be tough to determine what exactly you need to eat, how much you can eat, and what macronutrients you are ingesting on a daily basis. This is particularly true since most people have lost in touch with their hunger cues.

In most instances, we eat because its meal time or it has been several hours since we last ate. Some experts recommend eating when you are hungry, stop when you are already full, and simply enjoy every mouthful. However, for you to get to that desired ‘keto’ state, you must keep track and count carbs and calories in order to get the hang of what is in your food and what you are putting into your body. So without further ado, here are five keto diet apps that will help you monitor your progress and discover new delectable recipes.

1) My Fitness Pal

When it comes to tracking macros, this is definitely one of the best apps out there. You’ll love it whether you wish to lose weight, get healthy, tone up, or try a new diet. No wonder it is the number one rated diet by Consumer Reports and PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Selection. It has also been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, CNET, NBC and more. 

All you need to do is scan a product using its barcode. The app recognizes more than four million barcodes! An alternative is to type the name of the food item or the name of the brand in the app’s search bar. Then indicate the amount of the food product that you’ve consumed. The app will show you a breakdown of the foodstuffs you ate including the quantity of carbs, fat and proteins. If you’ve set your personalized macros, you’ll get specific info about how much you should be having.    

My Fitness Pal will help you monitor your calorie intake and determine if your food choices are high in fat and low in carbs at the same time. The app boasts a massive database consisting of over six million foods, including international items and cuisines.

Here are some of the other notable features:

  • Recipe Importer: import the nutrition details for the recipes you cook
  • Food Insights: learn how you can make healthier food choices  
  • Restaurant Logging: instantly log menu items from your favorite restaurants
  • Calorie Counter: the app automatically calculates the calories in your foods, meals and recipes. 
  • Water Tracking: log water in ounces or milliliters; the app saves your recently logged amounts
  • Track All Nutrients: calories, carbs, fat, protein, fiber, sugar, cholesterol, etc.
  • Personalized Experience: come up with your own recipes, meals and save favorites

Subscription Pricing & Terms:

MyFitnessPal is free to download. If you decide to upgrade to MyFitnessPal Premium, two auto-renewing subscription options are available: $9.99/month and $49.99/year.

2) Carb Manager

The developers of the app claim that it is one of the most comprehensive and also the easiest carb-restrictive trackers and macronutrient counters in the market today. You can easily log in your meals and you can input data via voice, camera or search. The huge library of the app consists of more than a million science-verified foods. In addition, there is a barcode scanning feature that enables you to instantly pull data.

The Carb Manager plays several roles. First, it shows the most common restaurant dishes. Second, it has a net carb count for each recipe, so it is easier for you to stick to the primary objectives of the keto diet. Lastly, the app provides resources such as forums, e-books, a meal planner, and hundreds of recipes.

The app is perfect for keto dieters and for those who follow other low-carb eating regimen like Atkins, LCHF, and Paleo. Perhaps the best feature of the Carb Manager is the one that lets you take a photo of what you are eating and recognizing instantly what kind of food it is. In addition, it gives you all the important nutritional information.

Here are some of the other notable features:

  • A daily log of your diet and exercise
  • Quickly record your water intake
  • Set your net carbs and weight loss goals with the integrated calculator
  • Search over a million foods with macros and carb counts
  • Use the app’s search engine or scan a product barcode for immediate results
  • Choose from hundreds of exercises or create your own
  • Monitor your weight and body mass index (BMI) with simple charts
  • View detailed nutrition info for each day, including total carbs, net carbs, calories, fat, protein, and more.

Subscription Pricing & Terms

The Carb Manager is free for download. You can find it on Google Play and on the iTunes store. For more advanced features, you can check out Carb Manager Premium. The subscription period is 1 year for $39.99, 3 months for $16.49, and 1 month for $8.49.

3) Keto Diet App

This is an amazing ketogenic diet tracker that a lot of people have tried. It provides a long list of great recipes that are easy to prepare. The developers regularly update the recipe database so users don’t get bored.

What’s really commendable about the Keto Diet app is that it will allow you to track all the foods you eat on a daily basis. You can easily monitor your calorie intake and many other facets of your diet. The app is not just about shedding off your excess pounds; it’s a tool that will help you in your bid to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Aside from restricting your carbohydrate intake, you’ll learn why it’s imperative to follow a whole foods based approach and incorporate healthy fat sources in your daily diet. 

A competitive advantage of the app is its automatic updates that indicate current values of your progress. Here are some of the other highlights of the app:

  • Keto Recipes: 300 low-carb, paleo and primal recipes plus more than 650 free recipes from the developer’s integrated keto blog.
  • Profile: You can set your carbohydrate limit and goals. There is an integrated Keto calculator to help you determine your ideal macronutrient intake. You can update your weight, body fat and measurements to monitor your progress.
  • Planner/Tracker: Schedule your meals with the app’s intuitive planner. Make your own diet plan using hundreds of included meals, restaurant dishes or create your own meals.
  • Progress: Monitor all aspects of your keto diet progress including weight, body fat, blood glucose, blood lipids, carbs, macronutrients, water intake, mood, energy, and body stats.
  • Expert Articles: Receive regular updates from the KetoDiet Blog, including success stories, diet tips, diet plans, weekly expert articles, and free recipes.
  • Keto Diet Guide: The keto diet approach explained thoroughly. Learn the science behind the diet and know more about ketosis. Discover why this dietary approach works well. Identify what foods to eat and which ones to avoid. Everything backed by scientific references.

Subscription Pricing & Terms

There is no subscription fee. You only pay $6.99 once and everything is included. You can find this app on both Google Play and iTunes store

4) Total Keto Diet

This app was developed by Tasteaholics, an online platform devoted to low-carb eating education and resources. It provides a wide selection of recipes and informative articles. The app lets you mark all your favorite meals and even create customized shopping lists.

An interesting feature of this app is that it allows you to share all your recipes with a chance to be featured in the app’s constantly updated recipe library. As of the time of writing, the Total Keto Diet still has some limitations but its developers vow to continue adding more useful features, including a macronutrient tracker. This app is essentially a one-stop-shop for everything related to the ketogenic diet.

Here are some cool features:

  • Hundreds of Keto Recipes and a lot more added every week.
  • Offline Reading for previously viewed keto recipes
  • Favorites Section & Favorites Counter where you can see the most liked keto recipes by all users.
  • Intuitive Ingredient Sorting which divides your shopping list ingredients by recipe.
  • Keto Diet Beginner’s Guide to help you understand all you need to know about the keto diet and get started right away.

Subscription Pricing & Terms

The Total Keto Diet app is free for download on Google Play. However, you can only install it in Android devices.

5) Ketogenic Diet Plan

This keto diet app was specifically designed for newbies and beginners. Hence, it makes everything appear simple to understand. Not only is it packed with delicious recipes and excellent meal recommendations, but it also provides resources about keto diet principles, along with the rationale behind the carb-restricted approach.

This app will let you learn more about how to live healthily if you are a diabetic. Moreover, it offers complete access to a photo gallery that highlights users’ progress by posting before-and-after images. Lastly, the app provides tips on how to start the keto diet without experiencing the unwanted side effects.

Subscription Pricing & Terms

The app is free and you can download it on Google Play. But just like the Total Keto Diet app, it is only compatible with Android devices.


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