Calories Counter

Your personal food
and exercise diary.
Version 3.3.6
macOS 10.11 +
Download on the Mac App Store
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Calories Counter is your personal food diary, a powerful and easy to use tool that will help you to reach your goals: if you want to lose weight, gain weight or keep fit this is the app for you. You can track what you eat and your workouts, record your weight and see your progress thanks to the charts, all in a simple and pleasant interface.
☆ Database of foods with over 9000 entries
☆ Metric, Imperial/American and SI units
☆ Track your weight every day
☆ Estimate when you will reach your goal weight

FAQ

Basics

How do I change my weight goal?

Open the Preferences window (Calories Counter menu > Preferences...) and click the Goals tab.

How do I choose a energy goal?

Make sure you have set your target weight in Preferences (Calories Counter menu > Preferences... > Goals) or in the Welcome Window. Click the ? next to the Daily energy goal field to see your basal metabolic rate (BMR).

Now, if you set a goal equal to your BMR and consume that amount of calories daily, you will maintain your current weight. If you set a goal sufficiently greater than your BMR you will gain weight. Otherwise you will lose weight.

With your current weight, target weight and daily energy goal, the app estimates how long it will take to reach your goal.

How do I log my weight?

Go to the Home View (press ⌘-1), click Today and adjust your weight with the plus and minus button on the sidebar. Long press a button to quickly increment/decrement.

How do I add a food?

Go to the Home View (press ⌘-1) and click the plus button next to the meal (Breakfast, Lunch... etc.) you want to add the food to.

Now, type the name of the food you ate in the search field. If you don't find anything, try to remove the brand name or type the generic food name (e.g. eggs, milk, pizza...). See also: How do I create a product?

Click on a search result, then choose a serving size. If you know the exact amount in grams choose "100 g" from the popup menu, then type a multiplicand (e.g. if you ate 60 g, type 0.6).

Finally, click the Add button.

TIP: If you press ⌘-N the app will try to guess the meal for you.

Graphs

How are the statistics inside the pie chart computed?

Burned = Energy burned in activities and workouts

Consumed = Energy intake from meals

Total = Consumed – Burned

Goal = Your energy goal set in Preferences

Remaining/Over goal = |Total – Goal|

TIP: You can click the pie chart to scroll through the data.

What are the colored bands in the weight graph?

The weight chart shows also some colored horizontal bands: those are the BMI categories and can be hidden from the Preferences window.

Band color BMI category
Obese
Overweight
Normal
Underweight

e.g, if a point is over the green background, your BMI is Normal.

TIP: On the weight chart you will see a point only at the days where your weight was recorded. Click any of these points to change the label from weight to BMI and vice versa.

Advanced

How do I create a product?

A “product” is a homemade food or a food that isn't in the database. First choose File > New Product... and enter the product name. If you have the nutritional values, simply fill the form and click Save. You will find this new food inside the Add Food Popover.

Be sure to enter a numeric value inside the serving field (e.g. 1 cookie, 50 ml, ...) so the app will be able to calculate custom portions when you'll add this food to your diary.

If you want to add a homemade food, click the second button on the bottom left corner of the window, then add the ingredients one by one.

Click the first button to open the online food database.

How do I remove a product?

Choose Edit > Delete a Product..., click the product on the table, then press Delete.

How can I print/export my meals and weight measurements?

Choose File > Export > To CSV Document, save the file and open it with Excel or Numbers.

Changelog

What's new in Version 3.3.6 (Sep 30, 2018)
Older Versions
Version 3.3.5

July 17, 2018

  • Fixed the validation error when adding new activities.
Version 3.3.4

March 19, 2018

  • Bug fixes.
Version 3.3.3

February 18, 2018

  • Improved the serving size input.
  • Now you can also enter the serving size in ounces.
Version 3.3.2

November 5, 2017

  • Fixed a crash on macOS 10.12.
Version 3.3.1

October 29, 2017

  • Bug fixes.
Version 3.3

June 2, 2017

  • Added Touch Bar support.
  • When you create a new product and click food in the online database, all information will be automatically filled.
Version 3.2

February 6, 2017

  • Added 30 new activities, including weight lifting, stretching, dancing and gym.
  • Added the ability to edit your weight data for the past days.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.
Version 3.1

February 19, 2016

  • Added stats to the Graphs View.
  • Fixed incorrect "energy to goal" value.
Version 3

November 3, 2015

  • Redesigned User Interface, El Capitan & Retina ready.
  • New icon.
  • iCloud syncing.
  • Create new products with the online food database (over 50000 entries!).
  • Create your recipes and calculate their nutritional information.
  • Plan your meals, create and share grocery shopping lists.
  • Set up meal reminders.
  • Enhanced offline database search.
  • Copy and paste foods.
  • Force Touch support.
  • Export foods and measurements enhanced (compatible with Excel and Numbers).
Version 2.1

October 24, 2013

  • OS X 10.9 support.
  • The database window is now resizable.
  • Added option to show the total nutrients (in grams).
Version 2

June 11, 2013

  • Now Calories Counter requires OS X Lion 10.7 or greater.
  • Redesigned user interface (supports Retina displays).
  • Track your weight.
  • Daily energy/nutrients charts.
  • Long term charts of your weight and energy intake.
  • Edit and duplicate meals.
  • Drag & Drop support.
  • Undo/Redo support.
  • Food database enhanced: now with 9000 entries.
  • No more limited to store meals and exercises for 7 days.
  • Export meals and weight readings to CSV files.
  • Create and restore backups.
  • Welcome Window.
  • Better memory management.
  • Favorite foods are now searchable.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts.
  • Use the decimal separator set in System Preferences.
Version 1.2.1

September 12, 2011

  • Fixed a bug that didn't clear foods after a week.
Version 1.2

August 31, 2011

  • New feature: Favorite foods list! If you like a food, you can now save it to a list and use it whenever you want without typing nutritional values again.
Version 1.1

August 11, 2011

  • Now Calories Counter has a database of foods! With over 7500 entries it will be easier to record your meals.
Awarded
“TOP ITALIAN HEALTH & FITNESS APP OF 2011”
by macitynet.it