Top-rated food and exercise tracker
Built on a solid, scientific foundation, MyNetDiary follows guidelines, recommendations, and equations of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We strive to provide our users with evidence-based nutrition and fitness information.
MyNetDiary combines comprehensiveness with casual simplicity and ease of use, enabled by state-of-the-art technology and years of research powering MyNetDiary under the hood.
Our users love MyNetDiary! MyNetDiary has a stellar 4.8-star rating.
The fusion of nutrition science, ease of use, a comprehensive database of over a million foods, and ability to sync with iOS health apps and various fitness trackers makes for a winning combination.
MyNetDiary was rated best free weight-loss app
To learn more about what the free version versus Premium membership includes, click here.
Our free membership includes tracking of eight nutrients, exercise tracking, daily reports, community support, daily step count, diet advice and tips, and no advertisements.
As mentioned above, MyNetDiary follows the guidelines, recommendations, and equations of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Institute of Medicine, American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
- Weight-maintenance calories are calculated per Estimated Energy Requirements (EER) formulas provided by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
- MyNetDiary calculates target daily calories for up to 2 lbs/week weight-loss rate. If you recommend a different daily calorie target for your patient or client, it is possible to enter the daily calorie target manually.
- The app allows a customized target carb/fats/proteins ratio.
- We use "The Compendium of Physical Activities Tracking Guide", prepared by Ainsworth, B.E. et al. Supported by the Healthy Lifestyles Research Center, College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University.
MyNetDiary’s foods database is reliable with all verified foods, and there are few duplicates in MyNetDiary. Before adding a new food item to MyNetDiary's database, the data entry team checks that it does not already exist in the database so that no duplicates get accepted. Other trackers use crowdsourced entries resulting in duplication and out-of-date/discontinued items and dishes. It becomes more difficult to find and log the right foods, dishes, and meals, and their respective calories and nutrients.
MyNetDiary perceives ads and promoted stories as unhelpful and even counterproductive to user success. No paid commercial content appears in MyNetDiary, even in the free version. Commercialism distracts users of diet and fitness apps. The screens become crowded with highly-targeted ads about various diet trends, supplements, and weight-loss tools, many of questionable quality and science.
MyNetDiary tracks eight nutrients in the free version and 37 nutrients with Premium membership, including all major vitamins and minerals. Users can set personalized targets and reports based on their unique health goals.
Quick food-logging process
MyNetDiary has a fast food-logging process. It employs a whole set of tools and shortcuts to
- Lightning-fast searching as you type with immediate results.
- MyNetDiary remembers your search history and highlights matching previously recorded foods, so you can complete a search in just a couple of key taps, without typing the product’s full name.
- On the Food Entry screen, MyNetDiary shows all servings available and even your previous serving entries. Quickly enter amounts with one tap.
The staple foods catalog has over 900 foods, carefully handpicked by dietitians and experienced cooks, an indispensable tool for cooking from recipes.
Users can scan the barcode of products and upload photos of food labels to the app. The food will quickly be added or updated by MyNetDiary.
- With the recipe import feature, users add their own recipes and import recipes from almost any website.
- There are over 300 dietitian-approved recipes available and entered into the app. Applicable filters include food allergies or specific diet plans such as Mediterranean, Keto, Vegetarian, Vegan, DASH.
MyNetDiary is the only diet app with a built-in, clear, and simple GPS tracker to accurately and automatically record your workouts right in the app, calculating calories, distance, and workout time.
MyNetDiary can automatically account for additional expended calories during day-to-day walking. Users can select the sedentary activity level and still get rewarded with calories burned based on their number of steps.
Comprehensive support for type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes
MyNetDiary Premium includes an option to track diabetes and pre-diabetes. It not only records blood glucose readings, but it's a whole system that also tracks and charts insulin, medications, A1C, and blood cholesterol tests. For proper blood glucose monitoring, users can specify target ranges, such as pre-meal and 2-hour, post-meal target ranges. They may add timestamp readings, assign labels to readings to categorize them, add notes, set BG check reminders, review several special blood glucose charts, and more.
MyNetDiary Premium provides options to track medications, test results, measurements, and symptoms. Some users may want to monitor specific health and diet-related information, for example, hunger levels or quality of sleep. MyNetDiary Premium provides custom trackers where users can define any number of situations or experiences, then enter their daily values and even chart them. MyNetDiary also supports post-bariatric surgery patients with easily customized nutrient targets and a convenient water tracker right on the dashboard.
Resources library by registered dietitians and certified diabetes care and education specialists
MyNetDiary provides a collection of high-quality, practical articles on weight loss, exercise, diets, and diabetes authored by registered dietitians and certified diabetes education specialists.
Support from registered dietitians and certified diabetes care and education specialists
A team of experienced registered dietitians and certified diabetes care and education specialists supports MyNetDiary’s forums and Facebook community to provide reliable, evidence-based information and advice.
Reviews by professionals and users
Favorite food tracker
I’m a registered dietitian and this is my favorite app to track my food intake on. I love the presentation, simplicity, and ability to make my own recipes. I’ve found this very handy in teaching and maintaining my health goals.
Apr 17, 2020
Excellent App for patients, doctors, and everyone in general
I cannot stop saying how amazing is this app. As a physician myself I have never encountered such a complete app where not only one can meet weight loss goals, but do so in a safe manner, with excellent recommendations by expert nutritionists, that above all make sure the process is safe for you, so not to go into dangerous fad diets, unhealthy BMIs. As well, it has been such a learning experience for me to realize how many empty, dangerous amounts of sodium, dangerous fats one can consumed thinking you are eating healthy. It increases your awareness and helps you recognize healthier options in food while filling satisfied. The free app is very good BUT the paid app is unbelievable. I am not one to be spending money as many a times it tends to be a completely useless purchase, not with this! This app is awesome. It is so accurate since you have an option to create your own recipe and it will calculate the nutrients for you by portions. I recommend this to anyone who not only wants to lose or gain weight but to anyone who wants to eat healthier to decrease risks of so many preventable diseases such as diabetes type 2, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and many more.
Jul 23, 2020
Great app. Helped me tremendously!
My Doctor showed me this app, because I was awaiting spine surgery and all of my activities were curtailed and I was starting to gain weight. By being conscious of my calorie intake I was able to lose 20 lbs. in spite of my lack of activities since my spine surgery. It will definitely help my healing process by not carrying extra weight. I'm the type of person who can look at food and gain weight. Great app, helped me tremendously!!
Oct 28, 2019
Easy to use
Have lost 80 lbs , kept it off for over 5 years and find MyNetDiary app really helpful. It represents a call to consciousness around healthy choices . My doctor suggested it and is delighted with my improved blood pressure, lower cholesterol and now normal HbA1C!
Apr 17, 2019
Tried all the other food apps
I am a certified personal trainer and decided to do the biggest loser competition with my clients. So to help them I used several of the food apps all at the same time. Then I tried this app. I have to say this app was the best out of all of the apps that I used. It gives you the most information and it’s the easiest to use. I highly recommend this app.
May 10, 2019
I taught nutrition at the college level for 30 years. I worked for Nutrisystem as a counselor and have been a private weight loss and eating disorder counselor for 25 yrs. I love love love this app. I have downloaded several apps, but this is the only one I use. I used to spend hours going over clients logs, now this app does all the work for me. I make all clients download it on our first meeting. I cannot imagine a better app. My clients also adore it!
June 12, 2012
Benefits for Professionals– Dietitians and Trainers
MyNetDiary is here to help diet, nutrition, and fitness professionals work more effectively with their clients. The app is easy to demonstrate to clients to help them get the maximum benefits of professional guidance and training. MyNetDiary offers the Professional Pack, which includes free Premium membership with complimentary gift cards for clients. MyNetDiary also provides a 50% discount for MyNetDiary Premium memberships, which could be provided complimentary or by fee to clients.
You can request your free MyNetDiary Professional Pack by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free MyNetDiary Professional Pack includes the following:
- One free Premium membership for you. You will get a 6-month gift card to create your free Premium account. Extend the account anytime by sending a request to MyNetDiary Support.
- Two free 1-month Premium gift cards for new users, so that you can work with a couple of clients or patients using MyNetDiary.
- 50% discount for additional MyNetDiary Premium memberships. You can pre-pay for discounted gift cards and provide them complimentary to your clients or patients. Otherwise, you may consider our 50% off promotional gift cards offer when your patients or clients subscribe.
- Visit the detailed instructions on sharing custom foods and activities.
Registered dietitians can verify credentials at AND website and provide us with the following information to save you time on your next visit to MyNetDiary:
- Full name
- Registered dietitian number
- Country of residence
- State/provinceof residence.
If this verification is not applicable, please explain how your professional credentials can be verified online or simply fax your credentials to fax number 1-800-385-7461.