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Other calorie counting apps boast 5 MILLION+ FOODS, but **news flash** nobody actually eats 5 million foods! In reality, people eat the same things on a regular basis, so instead of showing you a long list of irrelevant foods, we think it’s much more useful to show you PHOTOS of the most common foods people eat.

The Carbs & Cals app contains 3,500+ food photos to help you get your portion size just right.

PERFECT for:
• Type 1 diabetes (carb counting)
• Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes
• Weight loss (calorie/fat counting)
• Anyone on the 5:2 or 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet
• Fitness training (boosting carbs or protein)
• Healthy eating (increasing fibre or fruit & veg)

The bestselling and award-winning Carbs & Cals products help thousands of people control their diabetes and weight every year.

We’ve listened to customer feedback and this update has been completely redesigned for 2017 with a brand new style and user experience - check it out today!

FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT, QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS, please email support@carbsandcals.com and we'll be happy to help.

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SO HOW DOES IT WORK?

1. Browse the foods.
2. Use the photos to select your portion size.
3. Save your meal and track your daily nutrients. It’s that simple!

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Use the setup wizard to:
1. Select your nutrients.
2. Set up daily targets.
3. Download the food photos, and you’re ready to go!

OUR FAVOURITE FEATURES

• Up to 6 portion size photos for each food.
• Save common meals as a My Meal for quick recall.
• Updated user experience.
• A new targets screen to keep your diet on track!
• Your main nutrient is highlighted throughout the app.
• Popular UK restaurant data now included.

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ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• FOOD PHOTOS: For UK, USA, Germany, Austria, Italy & Portugal.

• PORTION SIZES: Up to 6 portion photos for each food item.

• NUTRITIONAL VALUES: Choose from carbs, calories, protein, fat, saturated fat, fibre, alcohol units and 5-a-day fruit & veg. Your main nutrient is highlighted throughout the app.

• 30 FOOD CATEGORIES: Lots of foods, meals, drinks & snacks.

• BRANDED FOODS: Including Activia, Alpen, Domino’s, Dorset Cereals, Innocent, Kellogg’s, Nakd, Ready Brek, Ryvita and Weetabix.

• SETUP WIZARD: Customise the app to your requirements.

• DAILY TARGETS: Set your calorie and nutrient targets using the BMI calculator. See a graph of your daily intake vs your targets.

• 5:2 DIET: Select your 5:2 days and target calories for your fasting days.

• DASHBOARD: Easily track your daily intake for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

• MY FOODS: Take photos and add nutritional info for your own foods.

• MY MEALS: Group foods together that you eat on a regular basis and save as a customised meal for easy recall, saving you time each day!

• EXERCISE: Keep track of the calories you burn through the built-in exercise tracker.

• EXPORT DATA: Save data as a PDF or CSV file - great to share with your healthcare team.

• iCLOUD BACKUP: Backup and restore your data.

• GRAPHICS: High-resolution graphics for retina displays.

• USE THE APP OFFLINE: Download the food photos to your device so you can then use the app without internet connection.

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CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

“ Life would be so much harder without this App. Five Stars! ”

“ I LOVE your App. I’m a visual dieter, so you have made dieting a breeze for me. ”

“ I would like to say how amazing I think your app is. It is responsible for helping me lose at least 2lb a week since I started using it. ”

“ This is brilliant for anyone who needs to count their carbs and calories! ”

“ A must for people with diabetes ”

“ Gives a real representation of how many carbs are in different portion sizes, and this is invaluable. ”

“ Guesstimates are often way out, so this is a huge help. ”

What’s New

Version 4.0.8

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Performance Enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
446 Ratings

446 Ratings

SarahBaldock ,

Type 1 Diabetic!

I have just recently downloaded this app, I also have the book which I use daily as a rough guide but seeing as my iPhone goes everywhere with me this app is helpful for when I’m out as some restaurants/cafes don’t have the carb information to hand (also it takes less time to work it out on the app rather than in my head/writing it all down). HOWEVER, as a Type 1 Diabetic, what would be REALLY great is if you can manually enter carbs. For example, the food packaging may say the carbs are 30g yet on the app they say something lower/higher, so I do tend to go by what is on the actual food packaging (unless I can not for the life of me work it out!).. It is a little frustrating as I can’t manually enter carbs or a certain food item (say Asda/Tesco’s own brand!), but other than that yes it is more handy for when you’re on the go/out!
I would honestly love an updated version, considering this app is advised for T1 Diabetes (who do carb control counting for insulin doses) by MANY doctors/nurses it needs to be updated regularly, at least every month or so!

DJDx2 ,

Best of many options

Apps like this have become commonplace and there are hundreds of websites offering similar data. Carbs and Cals is by far the best of them, offering generic portion photography which is brilliant. We use it for carb counting and probably couldn’t live without it. That isn’t to say it’s faultless.

Other foot tracking apps contain far more branded food alongside barcode scanning (check out Fitbit!) C+C has restaurant food but no photos which in itself is ok, it needs more to make it truly useful as otherwise you can’t compare the meals. Eg prezzo pizza - they don’t offer carbs on their website so I went to compare it zizzi which must be similar but there are no pictures. Don’t get me wrong, if we were in zizzi I would be singing it’s praises for having their menu.

Carbs and cals could almost do with a second app or area just for collating branded food and restaurants.

Welsh Mammy ,

Good but some functions don’t work and lots of foods are missing

This is fairly simple and intuitive to use and there are some very helpful instruction videos. However, I have just added a day’s worth of food and drink and found most weren’t in the database, meaning I had to add them myself. Two functions don’t work: adding a photo of the food and the “delete from dashboard” option (used if, for example, you make a mistake when adding a food.) I have checked my phone settings to make sure the camera is enabled for the app, but still no joy.
Update - I’ve been using the app for 3 days and am frustrated at the lack of branded or supermarket’s own foods, e.g. Tesco 3 cheese bloomer loaf, After eight mint. I couldn’t find any generic equivalents in the database either. Almost everything I haven’t been able to find on this app has been available in My Fitness Pal. I feel like I’ve wasted £4.99 because I can do more in a different app for free.

App Privacy

The developer, Chello Publishing, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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