Easy and Most Comprehensive iPhone Diet App
The Best iPhone Diet App
MyNetDiary has everything. Since 2008, we refined and improved it based on feedback from our users, making it better and keeping it simple. And we succeeded – since 2011, MyNetDiary Pro has a stellar 5-star average rating on the App Store – the only paid diet app!
Over the years, MyNetDiary's apps were featured by Apple in many collections - "Get in Shape", "New Year, New You", "Health & Fitness Essentials", and more.
There are many thousands of success stories and user reviews. There is no better way to lose weight than with MyNetDiary.
MyNetDiary is Easy
The most frequent words in thousands of MyNetDiary reviews by its users are “easy” and “very user-friendly”.
MyNetDiary is comprehensive. But most importantly, it is easy, friendly, and fast – the features are there when you need them, not overwhelming you, making diet tracking easy, and you – successful!
Based on the Best Science
One of the reasons that MyNetDiary is so effective and our users are successful is that MyNetDiary is based on solid science. In a study, published in November, 2013 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, MyNetDiary was identified as the best weight-loss mobile app, incorporating the most of the recognized evidence-based behavioral weight-loss strategies proven to be effective. All other diet apps, including Livestrong, MyFitnessPal, and Lose It! are trailing far behind.
MyNetDiary vs ...
We frequently get asked, how does MyNetDiary compare against some other diet apps. We are very passionate about building great apps and services and we are very proud comparing MyNetDiary with other apps. We have put together side-by-side comparisons of MyNetDiary vs LiveStrong – another popular paid app and MyNetDiary vs Lose It! – a popular app that used to be completely free, but recently added premium subscription.
#1 Food Database
MyNetDiary has a large, high-quality food database, with 338,000 foods entered by us and 296,000 contributed foods.
The quality is ensured by MyNetDiary's PhotoFood Service. If some food is not in the database or out-of-date, you can send us its photos directly from the app, and we will enter or update all of its nutrients, saving you time and ensuring accuracy.
Some apps claim to have over a million foods in their database, but they allow anyone to enter foods. There is not a million of foods on our whole planet! Such databases simply have tons of duplicates and out-of-date foods – no one can keep up with them. MyNetDiary is the #1 food database in the world on the balance of quantity and quality.
Beautiful Food Tracking
MyNetDiary looks quite similar to Apple's apps, making it instantly familiar. On closer look, though, it is custom designed, with many subtle and beautiful additions. A full set of custom icons is included, so you can make your food diary beautiful. You can customize food icons on the Food Label screen.
If you are on a low carb diet, in MyNetDiary Pro you can choose to show carbs instead of calories.
MyNetDiary Pro also provides options for food time tracking – great when you eat more frequent, smaller meals.
Easiest Food Tracking
MyNetDiary is the only app in the world that is so fast it searches as your type, you don't need to type whole words and you can see results faster. Since you enter many foods a day, this saves you much time every day!
MyNetDiary also remembers how you searched for each food and displays them on top, so the next time you only need to enter first few characters to find it – again, saving you much time!
MyNetDiary also remembers your previous serving entries for each food, displaying all of them in a list, so you can enter them with just one tap. MyNetDiary supports many serving types for each food.
Finally, MyNetDiary provides "Favorites" – allowing you to enter your previous foods without even searching!
With MyNetDiary, you can also track exercise.
Most exercises have MET value assigned, allowing calorie calculation based on duration. If you use exercise equipment, you can enter calories directly, for any exercise. The notes field helps you keep track of other information, such as peak heart rate.
You can also create your custom exercises.
MyNetDiary also has a special GPS Tracker app for the iPhone, automatically syncing your running, walking, cycling to your MyNetDiary account and all mobile apps. Get MyNetDiary Running App.
On iPhone 5S, MyNetDiary can use built-in iPhone M7 motion sensor and automatically track your daily steps count.
MyNetDiary provides a built-in barcode scanner. When you enter your daily foods, tap the scanner button to activate it.
MyNetDiary Free barcode scanner works on iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S.
MyNetDiary Pro has a better barcode scanner, licensed from ShopSavvy. It works faster, especially in low-light, and it's less sensitive to movements. It works on any iPhone and iPod Touch with camera.
MyNetDiary Pro allows to pick from up to 45 nutrients for tracking.
Fat-Carbs-Protein ratio is calculated automatically. On the Plan screen, you can set custom target nutrient ratio.
Diabetes Tracker app provides net carbs and diabetes carb count tracking.
The Report screens shows you all meals and foods together.
Daily and Weekly Analysis
The Daily Analysis screen shows your daily energy balance, estimating how much weight you are losing (or gaining) on each day.
For each day, it compares your key nutrient totals with recommendations by American Dietetic Association, helping you eat more healthfully.
It also provides you tips and recommendations on good eating habits, helping you be more successful.
MyNetDiary PRO also provides Weekly Analysis, comparing and evaluating average calories and nutrients over the week. This allows to look at the bigger picture and trends, and help you learn about overcoming slower than expected weight loss or weight plateau.
Sometimes deciding by a food label whether you should eat the food or skip it could be non-trivial. For example, what is more important – 6g of saturated fat or 30% of Vitamin C in the food? Which one outweighs the other?
To help you interpret food labels, MyNetDiary provides Food Score – displayed in the top right corner of food labels in MyNetDiary.
The food score is calculated based solely on the food's Nutrition Facts. The methodology was published in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, in the article Modeling Expert Opinions on Food Healthfulness: A Nutrition Metric by Jolie M. Martin, MBA, PhD et al, and used by MyNetDiary with permission. The study distills expert knowledge of leading U.S. nutrition experts into a simple nutrition metric, to help all of us to make more healthful food choices.
The most important chart – Weight Chart – shows your weight progress, indicating your target weight and projected weight loss curve.
There are many more charts in MyNetDiary Pro – helping you visualize and compare with plan your macronutrient balance (in grams, calories, and percentages), and see your calorie deficit.
If you track body measurements other than weight, you can also see each of them on the charts.
If you often eat the same foods together, you can create a recipe. The next time you eat them, you only need to enter one food – the recipe itself.
MyNetDiary Pro provides a powerful recipe editor – allowing you to adjust the recipe, to add or remove ingredients, or adjust their amounts.
In MyNetDiary, planning is easy. You enter your current weight, height, gender, age, and activity level. Next, MyNetDiary will calculate your calorie needs. After you enter your target weight and target date or weekly weight loss rate, MyNetDiary will estimate your daily calorie needs.
You can also estimate and plan your weekly exercise.
In MyNetDiary Pro, you can also customize and override your calorie targets, and customize macronutrient balance – great for low-carb and low-fat dieters!
There are many more tools in MyNetDiary – overall, there are more than 50 screens in MyNetDiary Pro. They are there when you need them – water tracking, notes, vitamins and medication, optional PIN protection, and a full set of body measurements – not only weight!
You can join MyNetDiary Community, with forum supported by a Registered Dietitian, or check out articles on weight loss and healthful living.
The app provides easy access to MyNetDiary Library, with many helpful articles providing tips and advice on healthy eating, diet, nutrients, dealing with weight plateau, and more. All articles are written by a Registered Dietitian.
MyNetDiary is highly customizable, supporting food time tracking, metric and US measurements, as well as kJ units.
Three Flavors of MyNetDiary: Free, PRO, and Maximum
MyNetDiary provides many tools, online and in mobile apps. For iPhone, MyNetDiary provides two diet apps – free and PRO, and one special diabetes tracking app. Additionally, the free app used with MyNetDiary Maximum account unlocks all the PRO features and much more.
MyNetDiary provides a great free iPhone app, covering all the basics, similar and often superior to popular MyFitnessPal and Lose It! apps. Includes free MyNetDiary website access for online food and exercise tracking!
The most popular of MyNetDiary iPhone apps is "PRO". It costs only $3.99, but it provides a whole new set of awesome diet tools, going far beyond calorie counting, helping you eat better and lose weight faster. Here are some of the highlights of the PRO app:
- Weekly analysis, reviewing averages, providing tips and advice on vitamins, planning, and overcoming weight plateau
- Even faster food entry – copying foods from other days
- Recipe editor
- Customizing target macronutrient ratios, selecting up to 45 nutrients for tracking
- Nutrient, calories, activity charts helping you understand your diet better
- Food time tracking, helping you track individual snack meals
- PhotoFoods service – if a food is not in the database or out-of-date, you can send its photos and we will add or update the food for you
- Commercial barcode scanner – scans faster, especially in low light conditions
- Full set of body measurements to track
MyNetDiary Maximum Subscription
The most powerful and advanced MyNetDiary tools are provided for MyNetDiary Maximum subscribers – the free app unlocks
all the PRO features plus
- Custom trackers – track anything you want, your mood, your sleep – anything!
- Optional blood glucose and diabetes tracking – you don't need our special diabetes app if you are Maximum subscriber.
- Medication tracking
- E-mail reports from the app, to print or share with your healthcare provider
- AutoPilot adjusting your diet plan to make sure you meet your targets
- Integration with Fitbit, Jawbone, and Withings (configured on the website)