Are calories counting apps useful?

If you are trying to lose weight then you may find it easier if you are using diet tools such as apps that can help you keep track of what you are doing. Many apps such as My fitness pay and the NHS app allow you to put in details of your current weight, activity level and goal weight and then tell you how many calories you should be having a day. They can also tell you how much of each food group you should be consuming on a daily basis.

These apps can be great at allowing you to see what you need to do to make a difference. You can add food and drink that you consume throughout the day to see ho many calories you have had and how many you have left. This can then make it easier for you to meal plan.

The apps are often quite easy to use and allow you to look up foods, scan barcodes or input the details yourself. This is a great way of seeing where you may be consuming calories without even realising it. The odd biscuit here and there and those few chicken nuggets that you eat when dishing out the kids tea really can add up and make you go over your allocated amount of calories for that day.