Calorie Counter by FatSecret Reviews

Calorie Counter by FatSecret Reviews

Published by on 2020-12-14

Welcome to FatSecret, the easiest to use calorie counter and most effective
weight loss and dieting app on the market. Best of all, FatSecret is free. The
app is customized for US foods and brands. Keep track of your food, exercise
and weight, using the world's highest quality food and...



Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue


Calorie Counter by FatSecret Reviews


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    Great app & preferred over myfitness pal

    I enjoy the layout & design of the app. I love that it doesn’t bother me too much or shame me when I don’t track calories or log a workout(?) That was an issue I found with myfitnesspal. The online forums also seem a bit more active and encouraging on this app. The app design is simple & to the point. Nutritional facts are seemingly on point. Not a hard app to figure out at all & they have a broad range of food options and choices. I’ve only found it hard to find nutritional info for obscure Asian snacks. In that case, I try to track for something comparable and factor in calories from the packaging to match my food diary. I love the weigh-in function and the data charts available. You are also not inundated by ads and not at risk of accidentally pressing on an ad and opening a new webpage so that’s a big win for me! Great app, I would highly recommend to anyone who just wants to keep an easy and accurate food diary. Whatever your fitness or weight loss goals, this is a great app in general to aid those goals.





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    Love it

    I love using fatsecret. The diary and logs and support from other users is excellent and so helpful in my weightless journey. Love the fact that you can set your own macros and calories or have it calculated for you. Tracking is mostly easy and the library of foods is extensive. That being said I noticed sometimes, not all the time, they are a little off. For example my protein I use has 3 grams sugar and when I scan the barcode the app says 0 sugar. So for people who are needing to be exact on their counts you need to just double check that they have it correctly in the system. Also, when you get notifications that someone has responded to your diary log you have to go through some steps to get to the exact message. I wish the notification center would take you directly to the message for easy reply or viewing. Only other complaint is that you have to use the online version to change your profile picture and get access to certain features but that isn't a deal breaker for me. The app does everything you need it to. Other than that I love this app and will continue using it.


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    Comprehensive weight loss app that's easy to use!

    This is the best weight loss app ever. I have used a few others but they do not compare. You can customize what you want to track, whether carbs, protein, fat etc. It also gives you the full nutritional breakdown of your meals, including salt and cholesterol percentages which is awesome. The recipes are fantastic and you can even participate in community conversations with fellow app users for those that want support. Adding food/recognizing label codes are super easy to do. My 5 stars are more like 4.5 stars. I took off half a star because a few times the barcode reader can be a bit off when scanning items. exp...The label may say 10 carbs or calories etc, but what is registered may be a higher or lower number. So at the end of the day your total count may be off by a few digits. Not sure if it is the fault of the app or the barcode. Either way, it is a mild nuisance that doesn't occur often enough to be problematic. With that being said, the app is awesome and I 100% recommend it.


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    Overall very good

    The layout is, for the most part, better than for MyFitnessPal. Some key things I’ve noticed is that the green layout and the way the calorie numbers are presented make me less upset when I’ve gone slightly over my calorie goals. My fitness pal makes me want to jump off the roof whenever I see that red negative bar at the top right haha. This is HUGE, because it makes tracking feel much less stressful and the overall vibe is much better this way. The weight graphs show you a better overall view of your progress. I put in weekly weight averages and it shows me a line graph showing the transition from beginning weight to goal weight. Another key thing is that much more options in the food diary have gram-calorie conversions than myfitnesspal, which is important if you like to weigh food on a scale like me. Couple issues I don’t like is that they don’t allow for exact ratios, but instead organize it by quarters (so like 1 serving of chicken vs. 1.25 vs. 1.5). The nutrients section is pretty basic: just macros and sodium/potassium basically. MyFitnessPal gives you that and some vitamins as well as some minerals. A couple of times there are glitches where yesterday’s meals get put in today but it’s not super common. Not really dealbreakers in my opinion.


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    App Inaccuracies

    The app has things like general common vegetables: kale, tomatoes, zucchini, etc where your calorie and carb count is definitely a lot different than that of other apps. This makes it difficult to track the carbs and protein in our meal. It would be great for general items like that if you added the ability to change the size of the general tomato by ounce and adjust calories proportionally.. Instead, we are tied to a medium tomato with XYZ calories... It would be best to take the general calorie averages of all brands of tomatoes and then add them in that way.. There is no place to put Sugar Alcohols, therefor your Net Carb counts are often wrong. This does not bode well for users who are on the Keto Diet or Atkins Diet who are watching their carb counts. It would be great if you can add this line item in the nutrition section or give us the ability to revise carb and calorie counts for known foods. I cannot add new exercises and commit them to the App Memory.. I do Fitwall Classes, which are a growing trend in the west. Their classes burn 500 calories for a 40 minute class. I have to unfortunately add this class in as a custom exercise every day and it is time consuming.


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    Good, but...

    I have been using the app for two weeks now, primarily the diet diary function. I appreciate the wide variety of options when I search for a particular food. However, the app freezes while I'm searching and adding foods during almost every meal entry. Any items that I have "saved" are lost. I have to fully close the app, re-open, and re-enter lost items for that meal. It's frustrating. Also, I took off a star of the horrible, tacky name "FatSecret". What kind of name is that? Is the app calling users fat? Is the app a secret cure to fatness? It sounds unprofessional. Finally, there are issues with the customized daily caloric intake. In settings, I altered the standard 2000 calorie preset. But, the diary homepage does not register the change unless I go into settings and then navigate back to the diary. To be clear, the customized caloric intake shows on the settings page, but the diary does not get the message unless I navigate to settings and back. I have to do that every. single. time. I'm using the free version, but it's a low blow to make the free version buggy just so I'm tempted to pay for the subscription.


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    Fatphobic as it gets!

    When starting out with this app, it’ll prompt you your goals (weight gain or loss & how much you’d like to gain or lose) & physical attributes (height, current weight, activity levels, etc.). Being extremely underweight like I am, I was excited to see a health app offer weight gain as an option. However, EVERYTHING on the app stays set to weight loss despite what you put in as your goal. It’ll send you notifications like “You only need 400 calories to power yourself through!” as if you’re trying to barely survive. The actual calorie counter has a daily meter for how much you’ve consumed of your daily goal. It fills up green, then when it’s full it turns red. Consuming enough or extra calories is a GOOD thing when you’re trying to gain weight, but this meter depicts the opposite. It even goes as far as to mess with your public profile & state that you’re there for weight loss despite the goal weight clearly being a higher number than the starting weight. I don’t see the purpose of offering “weight gain” as an option when the entire app’s layout is permanently fixed on a weight loss routine. It’s extremely discouraging & fatphobic.





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    Can’t get past the name 🤦‍♀️

    It’s a pretty good app in all, I would like an option not to add ALL nutritional info, just calories (as seen on my fitness pal) because it provides a faster and easier option for many users, but the biggest block for me is that name... I previously used my fitness pal and had no problems keeping it on my home screen for everyone to see and I needed it there because I used it often and wanted quick and easy access to it, but having an app with “fat” in the name on my home screen is embarrassing in all honesty. It was my biggest issue when I was looking into the app and I don’t know if I’ll keep it at this point. I wish the developers would see common sense and rename the app to a more positive, normal name that focuses on more than just fat. I mean, think about what that does to the user. Each time they open the app they feel like they’re reaching toward a goal, but never reaching it. In other words, it makes me feel like I’m fat when I know I’m not. It discourages me and is off-putting, but more than anything it’s just frustrating that someone would make such a great app and name it something so humiliating.


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    Most comprehensive app for tracking macroe

    I’ve tested 4-5 different apps to track my food and nutrient intake, including ones that cost money. FatSecret is the only one without annoying ads and is all business. For two of the apps I paid for, including an in-app upgrade for the specific diet I’m following in one, I was still pestered with upgrade prompts and distractions. Other apps that didn’t charge were but app adapted spreadsheets with not much to show for. Not so with FatSecret. The feature I enjoy the most is the huge crowd sourced database of common foods from grocery stores and restaurants, and the ability to add your own food that you can share with the community or keep private. The FatSecret app is just not an app, it’s a web service and I use it both from a PC/Mac, an iPad, and an iPhone. The PC if if want to write diary entries or add food that requires a bit of typing, the iPad app (different than the iPhone app) that can scan food items and automatically add them, and the phone it’s convenient to use keeping track of what you eat on the go. It took me a bit to get used to the interface, and certain functions could be better organized and streamlined, but at a cost of zero dollars those are insignificant minor complaints in the big scheme of things.


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    Great app for tracking dietary goals

    Whether you are looking to monitor calorie intake, or carb/fat/protein, this is a great app. I’ve used it several times over the past 5-6 years, this time to track carbs. Also charts weight over time so you can track your progress. You can enter you foods by using the phone camera to scan the barcode, and most things I scan are in their database. One minor annoyance is that recently eaten foods only shows foods for the given category (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks) so if I have a protein bar for breakfast one day and then as a snack the next, it doesn’t appear in recently eaten foods so you have to find it and scan it again. Also, I seem to have lost data since the last time I used it a little over a year ago. Not that big a deal, but I would have liked to see it to compare. Overall it’s a nice little app and I will continue to use it.


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    I was fat and it was no secret

    Finally got tired of tight fitting clothes and having a closet full of stuff I had fatted out of so downloaded FatSecret and started tracking everything I put into my mouth. I wanted to lose 40 lbs in 4 months, and I am on track having lost 30lbs in 3 months. Having a visual of your calorie intake every meal is enlightening. My goal is not to eat more than 1300 calories each day and exercise 1500 per day. The combination of calories needed to live off of each day which for me was 3000 calories and the reduction of intake and additional output gave me a calorie deficit of 12,000 to 15,000 per week which equates to 3-5 lbs of weigh loss per week. I have not averaged that but it’s a long term process. By the way this isn’t a diet. I eat whatever I want. I just stop when I hit the 1300 calorie threshold. So thumbs up to FatSecret


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    Love the new iPad version

    It makes it easy to keep track of weight and food. I can easily share the meals across to my husband who is trying to loose weight too, but I did have to search hard for that ability. This new version makes it easier to keep unusual exercises/activities so they don’t have to be entered from scratch each time. Kudos for that. It’s also easier to move back to yesterday and add what you had for dinner if you didn’t the night before. The sharing of info with HEALTH on the apple platforms is helpful since there is no blood pressure monitoring in your app. Thanks for the hard work on the app, I used to prefer the desktop (and that should be updated) but with the new version the only reason I use the desktop is to share meals with hubby.


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    Finally taking some pounds off with a little help from my friend

    I gained weight as I aged, went through menopause, had health issues and medication that causes weight gain. It was a loosing battle. After hearing so many people tell me I don’t eat enough and that is because I am NEVER Hungary I started using the app to see exactly how much I was eating. Well my healthy choices I have always made totaled less then 600 calories a day! So now I am sure to eat three meals and two snacks I am able to get to a little less then 1000 calories per day most days. I am eating more protein and less carbs. Even being GF my carbs were too high. So I make better fruit and veggie chooses as well. That said I have lost 17 lbs in less then 2 months. Exactly 7 weeks. It is coming off slow and steady and I am so much happier. I can start to look in a mirror and look at my reflection without disgust. Love this app.


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    This app really works

    I used the fat secret website years ago to lose weight but the app is much better now than the website I remember. I used weight watchers prior to switching back to fat secret. I like the nutritional information fat secret provides and their database is reasonably complete with every type of food. I wasn’t a fan of artificial points and always looked up the calorie content of the foods I ate on weight watchers. This app is just what I need to keep on track and I don’t feel judged or bad if I have a high calorie day. I just make up the calories over a week to get centered again. I use the app on everything I eat even when I know I will go over my daily target and don’t feel bad telling it how it is. Thanks for contributing to my dietary success!


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    This APP is WONDERFUL❣️

    FatSecret has not only enabled me to track my calories, fat, carbs, weight, etc., it has given me deep insight as to which foods are more nutritional than others. I am 73 and wanted to slowly lose 40 lbs. I log every bite I eat (no matter how small) + weight + exercise into this APP every day. My RDI is set for 1,400 calories per day, and this APP has enabled me to identify yummy foods that are high protein, low fat, low carbs, low sugar. With the adjustments I've made, I somehow manage to thrive on an avg of 1,200 cal or less/day, enjoy my fav foods, and I have yet to crave anything or be hungry. There are a few tweaks needed, but overall I would give this APP 10 stars if I could. The weight is falling off me, and I'm 1/3 of the way to my goal after only a few weeks. ❤️🎉



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Is Calorie Counter by FatSecret Safe?

Yes. Calorie Counter by FatSecret is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 6,151 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Calorie Counter by FatSecret Is 57.7/100.


Is Calorie Counter by FatSecret Legit?

Yes. Calorie Counter by FatSecret is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 6,151 Calorie Counter by FatSecret User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Calorie Counter by FatSecret Is 57.7/100.


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Calorie Counter by FatSecret works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.




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