Whether you’ve just joined a diet program or you’re looking to lose weight on your own, the best way to ensure the best tracking and, ultimately, the best results is to keep track of your calorie intake with a calorie counting app.

A number of the free apps listed below not only track calories but track exercise habits, sleep schedules, food intake and more.

Best Free Calorie Counter Apps for Android

Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal for Android

Calorie Counter by MyFitnessPal is our #1 pick for best free calorie counting apps due to the fact that it’s free as well as the fact that it offers a number of features that other free apps don’t. Some of the notable features include their 11 million food database, barcode scanner, recipe importer, restaurant logging, insights about specific foods, a macro tracker to help break down fats/carbs/proteins and nutrient tracker which is great for tracking things like sugar, fiber, vitamin & cholesterol intake.

Calorie Counter – EasyFit Free for Android

Similar to MyFitnessPal, EasyFit Free is one of our higher ranked calorie counting apps because of the features offered. With EasyFit, you get animated stats making your fitness journey easy to track. It helps track measurements, water consumption, exercise activity and food intake. You don’t need to go through a lengthy account set up which is also a great bonus.
Our 3rd pick for Android is MyNetDiary. They have a staggering 9 million members with the average member losing 1.4 lbs per week and roughly 27 lbs over a 7 month period. One of the more notable MyNetDiary features include your own personalized weight goal planning which is great if you have a specific date you were hoping to be at a specific weight by – it includes a calorie intake plan, a daily log and the ability to follow your calorie budget throughout the day. Other great features are the ability to put your plan on autopilot, the ability to focus on specific types of diets and plans, food database, barcode scanner, nutrient tracker, food scoring, exercise tracker, & a ton more.

MyPlate Calorie Tracker App for Android

MyPlate Calorie Tracker keeps it simple.  No matter what weight loss method you use, the “calories in vs. calories out” rule applies.  This app makes it simple to track calories and set meal time reminders to keep you on track if you are trying to eat smaller meals more frequently.  A daily snap shot of carbs, fats, and protein is a helpful and quick-glance tool offered in this app.  There is also an interactive community of fellow calorie counters there for support and advice.  

We love this app for its free personalized nutrition plan.  Answer a few questions to get this feature and then track your progress.  This app also caters to those looking to put on weight or add muscle.  With over 1,000,000 downloads this app is very popular.  It offers a large food data base, which is a huge time saver. You can also add your own foods if they aren’t already in the data base.  This app is vegetarian friendly and integrates with the Virtuagym Fitness App to track exercise as well.  
With 4.4 stars, Lose it! is near the middle of our list.  Within the app you set your goals and track your calories and exercise.  You will become aware of any imbalances you are currently getting from carbs, protein and fat.  This app has gotten a ton of media praise and has even been featured on The Today Show, CNN and in the Wall Street Journal.  One of the coolest features is that it only takes 3 days of tracking to see results in weight loss, if you follow the app suggested calorie and macronutrient intake.  
The super cool thing about this app is that it will recognize most food with a quick pic and track the calorie content for you!  It will track macronutrients as well as sugar, vitamin content, fiber, etc.  With over 50,000 installs and a 4.7 star review this app provides great help and results when used to track calories and food content.  This app also allows you to scan barcodes for packaged foods.  
This app is basically a personal diet and lifestyle coach in your pocket.  We love this app because it has one of the largest food databases with over 3,500,500 foods!  This app works well with any diet (Keto, Low Carb, and even Vegan).  It also features hundreds of exercise demonstrations, so you don’t have to download a separate app for exercise.  You can also track weight daily and utilize the apps meal planner.  This is an easy-to-use, all in one app for diet and exercise.  
Like many of the other calorie counter apps, FatSecret provides free calorie tracking, exercise and weight tracking.  It also provides a community of like-minded people for additional tips, support and inspiration.  Included is a barcode scanner, detailed reports, food diary and much more.  You can also share your stats with your personal trainer or doctor if you have a professional guiding you in your fitness journey.  
With 4.4 stars, this app is among our favs.  It has over 50,000 downloads, which isn’t as many as some of our other featured apps, but it is loved for its simplicity.  This app is a simple yet effective way to track calories and lose or gain weight.  This is an app without all of the added “fluff”, so if a lot of extra features and integrations distract you and you simply want to count calories this is the app for you.  
This was listed as our #1 calorie counting app for Android as well. This is due to the fact that it’s free as well as the fact that it offer a number of features that other calorie counting apps don’t offer. Some of the notable features include their 11 million food database, a barcode scanner, a recipe importer, restaurant logging, insights about specific foods, a macro tracker to help break down fats/carbs/proteins and nutrient tracker which is great for tracking things like sugar, fiber, vitamin & cholesterol intake.
Millions of people have used this calorie tracker to achieve their weight loss goals.  This app provides numerous charts and graphs to easily see your progress and areas to improve in.  It also offers a full nutritional summary as well as a tracker for minutes exercised and calories burned with activity.  Daily diet and exercise tips are also provided to keep you inspired and on track.  A Body Mass Index calculator is another cool feature that My Diet Diary provides.  
Lose It! is one of our favs in part because it has gained a lot of media attention.  It has been featured on CNN, Men’s Health, Women’s Health and more!  The app features free barcode scanner, calorie counter, goal monitoring and over 27 million searchable food items in the library.  It also features a snapshot option to snap a quick pic of what you are eating to see calorie and macronutrient content.  
Arise is in our top ten due to ease of use and awesome features.  It offers coaching with personal trainer features, motivational speakers and of course, calorie tracking.  Monitor your diet and exercise, get fitness tips from experts, and stay inspired by motivational content.  With family sharing up to 6 members can share this app.  There are in-app purchases available, but with a 4.5 star rating, we find the free version offers what you need to achieve your fitness goals.  
We love this free calorie counter app due to its additional Healthy Recipes feature.  In-app recipes make it easy to match your caloric goals since they are already low in fat, carbs and calories.  Vegan options are also available.  There are also workout videos in this app, featuring 5, 9, and 10 minute workouts if you are pinched for time.  This app offers overall lifestyle changes to incorporate healthy eating and exercise into your life, which will automatically get your caloric intake down.  
This app is customized for US foods and brands.  Upload pics of meals and snacks for a quick calorie and macronutrient guide.  FatSecret also integrates with the Health App to log steps taken, fitbit info, etc.  Create your goal, monitor food intake, exercise and calories with this easy to use app, rated highly at a 4.7. Premium upgrades are available, ranging from monthly to yearly, but the free features will get you to your goal if followed.  

ControlMyWeight for iPhone and iPad

This app features some pretty cool graphs and tracking charts to clearly show your progress overall, as well as daily progress.  You will know exactly how much to eat and exercise while following the charts on this free app.  When you reach your goal weight, calorie suggestions change to a maintenance mode to ensure you don’t gain it right back.  You can also check your favorite recipes to see the calorie content prior to making your meal choices.  

This is the ultimate calorie counter for a low-carb lifestyle.  Keto Diet has become very popular and this app takes the guess work and time consumption out of carb and calorie tracking.  It offers meal plans, a barcode feature, keto recipes and graphs that monitor your daily consumption.  Carb Manager offers over 1 million foods in their database and supplies you with easy ways to incorporate keto into your lifestyle.  
This is in our top 10 list due to ease of use and super cute design and layout.  There are daily challenges provided in-app to ensure more calorie burning activity.  Daily water and food intake is tracked, goals are set up and reminders are set up to keep you on track.  This app makes dieting and staying active simple and fun.  With a 4.6 rating, you can’t go wrong with this app.  Find the inner motivation to stay on track and reach your goal while having fun with it.  
Monitor calories and steps with this awesome app.  Argus includes some really cool and useful features such as Instant Heart Rate, Stress Test, Sleep Cycles, and GPS activity tracker for activities like biking or hiking.  This is an all-in-one health app that will monitor caloric intake and keep you active.  We love that it incorporates other factors contributing to unwanted weight gain or loss, such as sleep and stress.  These added features separate this calorie counter from similar apps.   
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