Cronometer vs MyFitnessPal: Which Is Better In 2023? - (2023)

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After spending years on MyFitnessPal, and now the last 4 months using Cronometer, I’m in a great position to comment on the pros and cons of each app, and give my advice about which app is better for certain groups.

The main differences between Cronometer and MyFitnessPal are that Cronometer has a fully verified database compared to MyFitnessPal’s unverified database of user-submitted entries. Cronometer has more emphasis on micronutrients and detailed biometric information. Plus, Cronometer’s barcode scanner is still free.

But, more detail isn’t always better for everyone.

To help you decide which nutrition app is best for you personally, I’ve come up with a list of criteria and compared them head-to-head.

Key Takeaways

  • Cronometer was the winner in 8 of 10 categories reviewed (more on this later). As of 2023, the cost of the MyFitnessPal premium version isn’t justified ($19.99/month) compared with Cronometer Gold ($5/month).
  • Cronometer is best for those who want to track their macros, or individuals who need very detailed information such as athletes or people who are managing a health condition. Read my full Cronometer review.
  • MyFitnessPal is best for people who travel internationally and need a global database, and/or routinely eat at restaurants and need entries for restaurants that won’t be found in a verified database.Read my full MyFitnessPal review.

Cronometer vs. MyFitnessPal: Quick Overview

CronometerMyFitnessPalOur Interpretation
Food CategorizationNone - Cronometer doesn’t rank or rate foodsNone - MyFitnessPal doesn’t rank or rate foodsBoth are calorie and macro tracking apps that don’t qualify foods as “good” or “bad”.
Tracking Capabilities
  • Calories
  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients (82)
  • Water intake
  • Weight
  • Body Fat %
  • Circumference measurements
  • Blood test results
  • Blood pressure
  • Stool (poop)
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Calories
  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients (6)
  • Water intake
  • Weight
  • Body Fat %
  • Circumference measurements
  • Exercise
  • Steps
  • Fitbit sleep minutes
Cronometer has much more detailed and comprehensive tracking for macronutrients, micronutrients, and biometrics.
Calorie Recommendations & AccuracyCalorie recommendations are accurate and can be customized further for advanced users.Calorie recommendations for weight loss tend to be too low for active individuals and/or those with high muscle mass.Cronometer allows for much more detailed, custom inputs to come up with recommended calorie intake, which allows for more accuracy.
Level of CustomizationAbility to customize calorie, macronutrient and selected micronutrient targets. Can also generate custom reports to compare variables of your choosing.Ability to customize calorie target if desired, and macros can be set within 5% increments; exact grams can be set in the Premium version.Cronometer is highly customizable and allows you to generate custom reports to look at specific variables.

MyFitnessPal has limited customizations, especially in the free version, and only standard reports/graphs.

Education Opportunities“Ask the Oracle” shows which foods are best for providing a given micronutrient. Plus, you’ll learn about nutritional info when logging food.MyFitnessPal provides basic nutritional info, that may or may not be accurate.Cronometer allows users to learn about recommended intake of micronutrients as well as macronutrients.

MyFitnessPal is a tool for data collection that will give users information about serving sizes, calories, and macronutrients.

CoachingNoneNoneBoth Cronometer & MyFitnessPal are self-directed apps, although Cronometer specifically has a coaching dashboard for nutrition coaches.
Recipe Database & Meal PlanningThere is no recipe database and no meal planning functionality.The Recipe Discovery feature has searchable categories and hashtags (such as “vegetarian”).There is no meal planning functionality.MyFitnessPal has a recipe database and Cronometer does not.
Exercise CaloriesChoice to include exercise calories or not.Choice to include exercise calories or not limited to Premium members.Cronometer & MyFitnessPal both let you choose whether exercise calories are added to daily totals, but you have to be a Premium member for MyFitnessPal.
  • Free for basic
  • $49.99/year for Gold
  • Free for basic
  • $19.99/month for Premium
  • $79.99/year for Premium
MyFitnessPal is one of the more expensive nutrition tracking apps on the market.
Reviews4.7/5 for 39,801 reviews4.2/5 for 2,561,784 reviews (down from 4.7/5 as of November 2022)Cronometer is a much newer app with fewer reviews. MyFitness recent reviews are usually only 2 stars.

What Is Cronometer?

Cronometer is a nutrition app that allows you to track calories, macronutrients, micronutrients, water intake, and a huge range of biomarkers including measurements, sleep, mood, and even lab results such as blood tests or blood pressure to optimize your health.

Cronometer allows you to track your daily intake of food against customizable targets for calories, macronutrients and micronutrients. This can help you to meet your goals, whether they are for weight loss, weight gain, or management of a health condition.

Cronometer has many reports available including a detailed daily summary showing intake of micronutrients against recommended daily values. You can also generate custom reports to compare variables against each other, or track desired items over time.


  • Customizable energy settings
  • Verified database
  • Detailed, extensive micronutrient information
  • Comprehensive library of biomarkers
  • Standardized and custom reports
  • Recipes include Notes for instructions and can be shared with friends
  • Community support


  • Calorie counts don’t display in search results until you click on the entry
  • No grouping of foods into meals/snacks in the free version; all foods appear in one big list

Cronometer App

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What Is MyFitnessPal?

MyFitnessPal is a nutrition app that allows you to track calories, macronutrients, a few micronutrients, water intake, exercise, and a selected number of measurements to help you pursue weight loss or weight gain goals.

While MyFitnessPal was one of the first popular diet apps, it now has fewer details, customizations and features than many other apps on the market.

During the intake process, MyFitnessPal records basic data about the user (age, height, current weight, goal weight and activity level) to suggest a calorie target.

Users can accept this target or override it, and set targets for what percentage of calories they want to come from each macronutrient (to the nearest 5%). The ability to set specific targets in terms of number of grams is restricted to Premium users.

For tracking food, you can either search in the food database or pay for Premium to use the barcode scanner. Users can also create recipes or meals by saving groups of ingredients that are commonly eaten together.

At the end of the day, there is an option to “complete” the diary, which will then show a projected weight in 5 weeks, assuming every day was exactly the same as the completed day.


  • Intuitive and easy-to-understand interface
  • Covers basic calorie and macro-tracking needs
  • Global database with millions of entries, including foods from chain restaurants


  • Only 6 micronutrients are tracked
  • Many inaccurate entries in the database
  • Full page ads and pop-ups make the free version slow to use
  • Barcode scanner is only in the Premium paid version
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MyFitnessPal App

MyFitnessPal was one of the first popular calorie & macro-tracking apps. It’s still a great free option for people who want to easily track their food, especially if they live or travel overseas.

Cronometer vs. MyFitnessPal: Head To Head Comparison

1. Food Database


Cronometer’s database contains only verified entries, with lab-analyzed data from the Nutrition Coordinating Center Food & Nutrient Database (NCCDB) or the United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (USDA), or verified entries from Cronometer users.

(Video) Why I'm Switching From MyFitnessPal After 3+ Years

This makes it a smaller, but more accurate database, and entries are heavily weighted towards North American products. This is changing over time as international entries get added by users.


MyFitnessPal’s database is NOT verified and contains millions of entries from around the world, including chain restaurant entries based on published nutritional data on their websites.

This makes it a much larger but much less accurate database.

Still, it’s likely to be very useful for people who routinely eat in restaurants compared to the effort of logging a custom food entry in Cronometer for a restaurant meal. And anyone who lives outside of North America might prefer finding entries from their home country in MyFitnessPal.

The Winner: Tie

Cronometer’s accurate database makes it more likely that your intake will be accurate, allowing you to hit your goals.

But, Cronometer’s more accurate database won’t be helpful if there are no entries for the food you want, so MyFitnessPal is a better choice for frequent travelers.

2. Tracking Capabilities


Cronometer essentially allows you to track EVERYTHING about your life.

In addition to logging your food (which will capture calories, macronutrients, and micronutrients), you can also include water intake, exercise, measurements of any kind (if it’s not listed, you can add it as a custom measurement), as well as sleep, mood, and lab results for blood tests and more.


MyFitnessPal tracks food (calories, macronutrients, and limited micronutrients), water intake, steps, exercise, and a pre-set list of measurements (weight, body fat, neck, waist and three hip circumference measurements).

The Winner: Cronometer

Cronometer’s extensive tracking options for both qualitative and quantitative results related to your health (beyond just nutrients) make it the clear winner in this category.

3. Calorie Recommendations


Cronometer’s calorie recommendations are very adjustable, and can even be overridden completely if you are working with a nutrition coach or Registered Dietician or other health professional who has provided targets for you.

With so many options to adjust both basal metabolic rate AND activity level to estimate your total calories burned, Cronometer is able to provide you with a much more accurate recommendation to meet your stated weight goals (whether that is to lose, gain, or maintain).

You can also set macronutrients to the exact number of grams that you want.


MyFitnessPal recommendations are less customizable than Cronometer, although you can still override them completely if needed.

My biggest frustration with MyFitnessPal was the fact that macronutrient targets can only be set to the nearest 5% in the free version, so I had to pay for Premium to be able to set the exact grams I wanted.

The Winner: Cronometer

The level of adjustments that you can make in Cronometer for both total calorie goals and individual macronutrient targets by gram make it the winner.

4. Level of Customization


Cronometer’s customization options go way beyond setting calorie and macronutrient targets (discussed above).

You can also customize your dashboard for what you see: do you want to see a summary of calories burned? What macronutrients do you want/not want to display?

Then, you have the ability to create custom reports, graphs and charts.

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Maybe your doctor told you to increase magnesium intake to improve your sleep: you can create a chart to show magnesium intake and sleep levels over time, to see if there is an improvement.


MyFitnessPal has less customization both in terms of calories and macronutrients (described above) and all the reports, graphs and charts are pre-designed. You cannot customize the options.

The Winner: Cronometer

Cronometer has more customization in every part of the app compared to MyFitnessPal.

5. Education Opportunities


One of my favorite features in Cronometer is “Ask the Oracle.” I wasn’t previously paying attention to my micronutrient intake because I didn’t have the data to do so in MyFitnessPal.

When I started looking at my daily report in Cronometer, I realized that I was routinely low on phosphorus intake. The “Ask the Oracle” feature allowed me to find out what foods were the best sources of phosphorus so that I could increase my intake without a dedicated supplement.

So, not only does Cronometer allow you to learn about the calorie count and macronutrient breakdown of different foods for given serving sizes, you can also learn about micronutrient content AND what foods are the best sources of given micronutrients.


MyFitnessPal does deserve credit for helping me to understand the nutritional content of my foods, in terms of both calories and macronutrients.

Before I started tracking macros, I felt a lot of confusion about foods that were labeled by the diet industry as “good” or “bad” without realizing that there was nothing magical about so-called “good” foods that would guarantee weight loss.

For example, raw unsalted nuts are called a source of “healthy fat” but they are also very calorie-dense and easy to overeat. MyFitnessPal showed me that 100 g of nuts has nearly 600 calories and 60 g of fat. In comparison, a Snickers bar is about 500 calories for 100 g and only 22 g of fat.

The Winner: Cronometer

Cronometer provides all of the same information as MyFitnessPal as far as nutritional info (plus it’s more likely to be accurate), and even more because of the detailed micronutrient information for each food, and the “Ask the Oracle” feature.

6. Coaching


Cronometer doesn’t have its own coaches on staff the way Noom does (click to read my review), but Cronometer does have a membership called Cronometer Pro specifically for health professionals like coaches or dieticians to use with their clients.

In Cronometer Pro, the coach gets a dashboard view to monitor clients’ intake, and can communicate with clients directly in the app.

Plus, the coach can share recipes with clients, to give them healthy options for the meals, or to hit a specific macronutrient or micronutrient goal.


MyFitnessPal doesn’t provide any opportunities for users to work with a coach. Some coaches do ask their clients to use MyFitnessPal and turn on diary sharing so that the coach can see the intake as a “friend,” but this isn’t the same level of visibility as the Cronometer Pro dashboard.

The Winner: Cronometer

Cronometer’s Pro version option for coaches to work with clients inside the app makes it the winner in this category.

7. Recipe Database


Cronometer does not have a recipe database that users can search, only the recipes they input themselves or share with friends (in the Gold version).


MyFitnessPal has a “Recipe Discovery” feature that allows users to search for recipes based on category or hashtags (such as “Immune Support” or “vegetarian”).

Premium users can even import a serving of the recipe into their diary (this would only be accurate if they made the recipe with the exact ingredients and amounts noted in the original recipe).

The Winner: MyFitnessPal

The fact that MyFitnessPal has a recipe database makes it the winner.

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8. Exercise Calories

When you log exercise in a nutrition app, or when your exercise syncs into the app from a connected device like a Fitbit, the app will estimate how many calories you burned while doing that exercise.

Some apps will automatically add these estimated calories to your daily total. But, you may not want that: your daily total might already include an amount for activity, or you might want to keep a lower daily target so that your exercise creates a calorie deficit for weight loss.

I’ll cover what each app does with exercise calories:


Cronometer has two settings related to exercise calories:

  1. Users can import “activity calories” from activity trackers like FitBits or Apple Watches and can use these activity calories instead of a calculated “activity multiplier” that is used in estimating total calories burned for the day (TDEE: total daily energy expenditure).
  1. Users can also decide whether exercise calories should be added to their total daily calorie target, or ignored.


MyFitnessPal only has settings related to exercise calories, not activity calories, and the ability to choose what to do with exercise calories (ignore them or add them to daily targets) is limited to Premium users.

The Winner: Cronometer

Cronometer’s extra options for activity calories and exercise calories, available in the free version of the app, make it the winner for this category.

9. Price


Cronometer has all of the features I’ve been describing in the free version.

The only things that are not included are recipe sharing and the ability to log foods in separate meals. These two features exist only in Cronometer Gold.

A Cronometer Gold membership is $49.99/year, which works out to less than $5 per month.


MyFitnessPal has been moving more and more features and functionality to its paid Premium version.

The barcode scanner (which was free for years) was moved to a paid feature in October 2022.

A MyFitnessPal Premium membership is $79.99/year, or $19.99/month for a month-to-month subscription).

The Winner: Cronometer

Cronometer’s free version has more functionality that MyFitnessPal’s free version, and Cronometer Gold costs less than MyFitnessPal Premium.

10. Reviews


In the Apple App store, Cronometer has 4.7 / 5 stars from over 39 thousand reviews. Many recent reviews talk about how happy users are that they switched over from MyFitnessPal (like me).


In the Apple App store, MyFitnessPal has 4.2 / 5 stars from over 2.5 million reviews. The app has definitely been around longer, which is why there are so many more downloads and reviews.

Amazingly, MyFitnessPal had a rating of 4.7 / 5 stars based on 1.5 million reviews back in November 2022. That means in 2 months of reviews, the rating dropped 0.5 stars.

With so many reviews in total, that means nearly all of the recent reviews would have to be negative. This can be seen in the comments from recent reviews, where users complain about missing features that were previously free, and slower performance due to ads.

The Winner: Cronometer

Cronometer has a better rating than MyFitnessPal, and MyFitnessPal’s rating has been dropping.

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About The Author

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Lauren Graham is a Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified nutrition coach. She focuses on helping busy professionals balance healthy eating and purposeful movement. Lauren has a background in competitive swimming and is currently competing as a CrossFit athlete. She has a passion for training, teaching, and writing.


Which is better Cronometer vs MyFitnessPal? ›

Cronometer gives you much more data which will be gladly received by anyone who loves their data - but may be a bit off putting for those who don't. The thing that REALLY bugged me about Cronometer though was the long list of foods with no ability to separate it into meals or to review the timing.

Is there a better app than MyFitnessPal? ›

Is there a better app than MyFitnessPal? Our pick for the best overall nutrition app is MyPlate Calorie Counter. It has a simple, straightforward interface, and it offers nutrition tracking, meal plans, recipes, and workouts. Plus, there's a community forum to help keep you motivated.

Is MyFitnessPal still good? ›

MyFitnessPal earns the top spot for features. This app allows you to log and count calories, track exercise, view weight-loss progress, and connect with friends for support. Health and fitness advocates and professionals herald MyFitnessPal as one of the best healthy-living apps on the market.

What are the disadvantages of MyFitnessPal? ›

While MyFitnessPal allows people to scan the barcode of a food product to go into their digital diary (and record all nutritional information), sometimes the scanner will not find the product, and needs constant updating. Additionally, the program does not let members edit certain amounts of consumed food.

Which calorie counting app has the biggest database? ›

With more than 200 million users and over 11 million foods in its database, some nutritionists call MyFitnessPal the queen of diet and fitness trackers. The app makes it easy to enter what you ate, and you won't waste time trying to do the math on things like portion sizes and protein content.

What is the number 1 fitness app? ›

  • The 10 Best Fitness Apps for 2023.
  • FitOn.
  • Beachbody on Demand.
  • Nike Training Club.
  • MyFitnessPal.
  • Strong Workout Tracker.
  • Jefit.
Feb 14, 2023

What makes MyFitnessPal so popular? ›

There's no easier way to track your food, activity, steps, water, weight and measurements than MyFitnessPal. That's why more than 200 million people use the app to to achieve their health and fitness goals. All of our features are designed to set you up for success.

Is Cronometer a good app? ›

Cronometer is extremely accurate. Cronometer uses the USDA information for most of their nutritional information, as well as verifies all the info before user-added data is accepted into the database.

What is the number one food and drink app? ›

Top Food and Drink Apps in United States of Google Play Store
Free Apps
1McDonald's McDonalds USA, LLC
2DoorDash - Food Delivery DoorDash
3Uber Eats: Food Delivery Uber Technologies, Inc.
4Starbucks Starbucks Coffee Company
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What is the most used food app? ›

App App NameChange Daily change of Usage Rank.
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3Uber Eats: Food Delivery=
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Is there an app that tracks all nutrients? ›

MyPlate Calories Tracker is full-featured subscription-based diet app. It contains a nutritional database of 2 million items, and includes the ability to track calories, macronutrients and water intake, and see if you're meeting your diet goals.

How much is MyFitnessPal premium 2023? ›

Subscribe to MyFitnessPal Premium monthly for $9.99.

What is the most accurate nutrition database? ›

United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (USDA SR28) Curated by the USDA, this is one of the most comprehensive sets of nutrition data available. This data set contains over 8000 food entries with data on over 70 nutrients.

What is the best workout and meal plan app? ›

Our Picks for the Best Meal Planning App:
  • Best Overall Meal Planning App: Nutrisystem.
  • Best Psychology-Based Meal Planning App: Noom.
  • Best Free Meal Planning App: Mealime.
  • Best Meal Planning App for Weight Loss: PlateJoy.
  • Best Recipes Meal Planning App: Paprika.
  • Best Meal Planning App for Families: Cozi.
7 days ago

What is not very active in MyFitnessPal? ›

Fewer than 1,000 steps a day is sedentary. 1,000 to 10,000 steps or about 4 miles a day is Lightly Active. 10,000 to 23,000 steps or 4 to 10 miles a day is considered Active. More than 23,000 steps or 10 miles a day is Highly active.

Why are the calories wrong on MyFitnessPal? ›

If your calories burned for exercise are extremely high or extremely low, this could be due to an accidental weight or profile entry. Your calories burned are derived from your weight and other profile information. We recommend double checking your entries.

Can MyFitnessPal be wrong? ›

For the most part, our members are just as precise as we are. However, there may be some entries that are inaccurate or incomplete. At this time, the only way for a user to manually update foods in our database is on our website.

What fitness tracker is most accurate for calories? ›

Garmin's Vivomove Sport Watch is our top overall pick for its accuracy, comfort, ease of use, and so much more. Whether it was step count, calories burned, or time spent sleeping, we found the metrics to be spot on.

Is MyFitnessPal free 2023? ›

Is MyFitnessPal Free? MyFitnessPal is free to use. You can use the website, iOS app and Android app for free.

What is the best calorie count for weight loss? ›

For example, to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week — a rate that experts consider safe — your food consumption should provide 500 to 1,000 calories less than your total weight-maintenance calories. If you need 2,325 calories a day to maintain your current weight, reduce your daily calories to between 1,325 and 1,825.

Which fitness program is best? ›

The Best Online Workout Programs of 2023
  • Alo Moves.
  • Fyt Personal Training.
  • Nike Training Club.
  • DanceBody Live.
  • Peloton.
  • The Bloom Method.
  • Daily Burn.
  • Aaptiv.
Nov 4, 2022

What is the most effective workout program? ›

If you want to work out five days per week and are working on both strength and cardiovascular fitness, try three days of strength training, two days of cardio, and two days of rest. If you want to work out four days a week, think about your goals: If you want to add muscle, cut a cardio day.

Who is the target audience for MyFitnessPal? ›

Customer Segments: MyFitnessPal is designed for anyone interested in improving their health and fitness. People who are interested in tracking their calorie intake and physical activity levels. The app is particularly popular with people trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or eat healthier.

Is MyFitnessPal worth the premium? ›

Yes, if you're interested in a simple way to count calories

But if you want the most streamlined and user-friendly calorie counting process possible, then the Premium version of My Fitness Pal may be worth the upgrade. Still, whether it's worth the extra cost depends on what you value.

Do people lose weight using MyFitnessPal? ›

MyFitnessPal can be a genius weight loss tool—especially if you have a tendency to munch mindlessly or have no idea how many calories you're eating in the first place, says Christy Brissette, R.D., president of 80 Twenty Nutrition.

Who are Cronometer competitors? ›'s top 5 competitors in January 2023 are:,,,, and more. According to Similarweb data of monthly visits,'s top competitor in February 2023 is with 17.6M visits.

How much does the Cronometer app cost? ›

All of the features and functionality of the Cronometer basic account, which is available to everyone free of charge.

Can you print from Cronometer? ›

To generate your report, choose which details you would like to include, then click Print Report. Clicking Print report will generate a Printable version. You must then click the print button found at the top of the report that is generated.

Which app has the most recipes? ›

  • Allrecipes: Easy Recipe Ideas. Allrecipes. ...
  • Whisk: Recipes & Meal Planner. ...
  • Kitchen Stories: Easy Recipes. Kitchen Stories. ...
  • AnyList: Grocery Shopping List. AnyList. ...
  • Paprika Recipe Manager 3. Hindsight Labs LLC. ...
  • Yummly Recipes & Cooking Tools. Yummly. ...
  • Tasty. BuzzFeed. ...
  • Cookbook Junior - Kids Recipes. Riafy Technologies.
Nov 22, 2022

Which food app is fastest? ›

Uber Eats and Postmates are great options for people who want the most food options and the fastest delivery and don't mind paying for it. Uber bought Postmates in 2020, so both apps are very similar.

Which is the best drink choice? ›

Water is the best choice for quenching your thirst. Coffee and tea, without added sweeteners, are healthy choices, too.

What apps do food bloggers use? ›

From the best photo & video editing apps for Instagram bloggers to the best apps for Instagram stories, here are the 10 best apps for Instagram bloggers.
  • Snapseed.
  • VSCO.
  • Lightroom.
  • Afterlight.
  • Instasize.
  • Photoshop.
  • Panaroma.
  • Lens Distortions.
Mar 4, 2022

Why is DoorDash losing money? ›

Bloated Cost Structure

DoorDash creates minimal value, and as a result customers are unwilling to pay a high price for that value. DoorDash has been operating at a loss in order to satisfy their customers while also incentivizing Dashers to make deliveries.

What age group uses food delivery the most? ›

People of the age group 30 to 44 use food delivery apps and websites by 51 percent. Followed by 29 percent for those 45 to 60, and just 14 percent for those 60 and over.

Is MyFitnessPal accurate for nutrients? ›

Conclusions: Dietary analysis with MyFitnessPal is accurate and efficient for total energy intake, macronutrients, sugar, and fiber, but not for cholesterol and sodium.

Does MyFitnessPal track all nutrients? ›

While MyFitnessPal tracks a wide variety of nutrients, for spacing purposes we cannot display all of this data on your Food diary at one time.

What is the most accurate nutrition website? ›

Trustworthy Sources
  • US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Information Center. ...
  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). ...
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ...
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What do you get with paid version of MyFitnessPal? ›

Premium features include:
  • Ad-Free. Focus on meeting your goals without distraction.
  • Macronutrients by Gram. Set macronutrient goals by either gram or percentage.
  • Food Analysis. ...
  • Quick Add Macronutrients. ...
  • Different Goals by Day. ...
  • Exercise Calorie Settings. ...
  • Home Screen Dashboard. ...
  • Priority Customer Support.
Dec 15, 2022

Can you use MyFitnessPal without subscription? ›

MyFitnessPal has a free tier of service, plus a Premium membership. Premium costs $9.99 per month or $49.99 per year. With a free account, you can track food and calories, activity, weight, and a few other metrics.

How much does the yearly MyFitnessPal cost? ›

MyFitnessPal is not a weight loss program like other apps, but a tool to use if you're more of a self-motivator. Their free program has just what you need to stay successful. The premium membership is available for $9.99 a month or $49.99 for the year.

Which method is the most accurate for tracking food intake? ›

Three of the most common methods for tracking food intake are calorie counting, portion sizes, and intuitive eating. The most accurate of all is calorie counting as it allows you to track all of the data and see exactly what you're eating and whether or not you're sticking to your calorie/macro goals for the day.

What is the best online nutrition database? ›

Web Sites for Reliable Health and Nutrition Information
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Aug 26, 2013

Who is the most credible source of nutrition information? ›

Registered dietitians, licensed nutritionists and Extension agents are good sources of reliable information on food and nutrition topics.

What apps are better than MyFitnessPal? ›

Healthline's picks of the best calorie counter apps
  • MyFitnessPal.
  • Lose It!
  • FatSecret.
  • Cronometer.
  • Noom.
  • Lifesum.
  • MyNetDiary.
  • Calory.
Sep 29, 2022

What is the best at home workout program for weight loss? ›

7 Best Exercises to Lose Weight At Home
  1. Aerobic Exercises. Walking is considered one of the best weight loss exercises. ...
  2. Skipping or Jumping Rope. ...
  3. Planks. ...
  4. Push-Ups and Pull-Ups. ...
  5. Squats. ...
  6. Lunges. ...
  7. Yoga.

Which calorie Tracker is the most accurate? ›

Garmin Vivomove Sport

The best fitness trackers provide accurate data to help users make informed decisions about their lifestyles and meet their health and fitness goals. Garmin's Vivomove Sport Watch is our top overall pick for its accuracy, comfort, ease of use, and so much more.

How accurate is Cronometer? ›

Is Cronometer Accurate? Cronometer is extremely accurate. Cronometer uses the USDA information for most of their nutritional information, as well as verifies all the info before user-added data is accepted into the database.

What is the most accurate calorie database? ›

Study shows Noom's food database has the most accurate calorie count.

What is the best macronutrient tracker? ›

The Best Macro Tracker App to Reach Your Nutrition Goals
  • iStock.
  • Cronometer.
  • Noom.
  • Diet-to-Go.
  • FatSecret.
  • MyMacros+
  • Nutritionix Track.
  • Carbon.
Dec 30, 2022

Does MyFitnessPal have accurate calories? ›

In 95% of cases, the app (A) overestimates calorie needs, because it overestimates calories burned from activity, and (B) underestimates protein needs. In other words, if you use the app's suggestions, you'll experience frustration and disappointment.

Is Cronometer free? ›

All of the features and functionality of the Cronometer basic account, which is available to everyone free of charge.

What are the advantages of using Cronometer? ›

Cronometer Pro allows you to view each of your client's nutrition data in one place. Easily add clients, analyze their macro and micro nutrients, share recipes and communicate with them via a chat window, all in the platform.

What is the best way to use a Cronometer? ›

Mobile - Quick Start Guide
  1. Download the Cronometer app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store.
  2. Tap on the Sign-Up button to create a new account. ...
  3. Enter your details correctly as they will be used to calculate your targets.
  4. Use the Slider to choose an activity level. ...
  5. Use the slider to choose a weight loss/gain goal.
Jan 25, 2023

What is the most accurate food database? ›

United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (USDA SR28) Curated by the USDA, this is one of the most comprehensive sets of nutrition data available. This data set contains over 8000 food entries with data on over 70 nutrients.

What is the most accurate website for nutrition facts? › is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.

What nutrition database does MyFitnessPal use? ›

The Nubel database contains the composition of 1194 basic food items, each product expressed per 100 grams. The MyFitnessPal food records are directly linked to the food composition data available in the MyFitnessPal app.

What's the best macros for weight loss? ›

For weight loss purposes, a moderate-fat (20% to 30% of calories), moderate carb (30% to 40% of calories), and a high protein diet (25% to 35% of calories) tend to work for most people.

What is the easiest macro tracking app? ›

MyFitnessPal is the most popular free macro tracking app for a reason. The app's extensive database of food and simple interface make it a great choice for both beginners and more advanced users.

What is the best macro distribution for weight loss? ›

The best macros for fat loss
  • 50% carbs.
  • 35% protein.
  • 15% fat.
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