10 Most Popular Weight Loss Journals

It’s always a good idea to track and log your progress in a journal as you embark on a weight loss program. This helps you to focus your efforts and give you a good idea where you are from time to time. Fortunately there are plenty of journal apps around for this purpose. Let’s look at some of the most popular weight loss journals available online.

1 www.myfitnesspal.com
This is a wonderful tool if you need something to keep track of your calorie intake everyday as it comes with a vast nutrition and calorie database (the app says it has over 5 million types of foods in its database). It also offers an exercise log with its own database as well. The app is very simple to use and can be installed across different platforms.


2 www.fitday.com
This multifunctional app provides a user-friendly interface to help you track calories consumption and burn, set weight loss targets and even tracks variables like your carb intake, fat, mineral, vitamin and so on. There is also a section to track your workouts daily. This app is free to use – but you will see ads. If this bugs you, go for the premium version that comes with additional features.


3 www.mynetdiary.com
This online food and exercise diary offers a nutrition database of over 700,000 types of foods. It gives you three platforms to track your diet: phone, tablet and their clean cut website. Syncing is really easy and this diary also comes with a meal planning tool as well. You can set your a specific pounds to lose pwer week, and it will work out a plan for you, calculating how many calories to deduct from your daily meals.


4 www.loseit.com
This digital health and fitness platform is centered on the principles of calorie tracking and support from the community to achieve healthy and sustainable weight loss. Through their program, members can track their daily nutrition, activity and connect to others. This platfom also seamlessly integrates with top fitness devices like Fitbit, Jawbone and others.


5 www.myfooddiary.com
With about seven different ways to track your nutritional intake as well as a recipe log, this food diary gives you a good looking and hardworking tool to work towards a healthier diet. The interface is simple and easy to use. What’s good is that the food database is compiled by experienced and trained staff so you can rest assured you won’t have missing data.


6 www.pactapp.com
If you need to make sure you really do what you committed yourself to do in terms of weight loss, give Pact a try. Through this app, you can make a weekly Pact to cut calories or work out more by setting what you’ll pay other Pact members if you fail to follow through. If you meet your Pact, however, you get a cash reward for each day committed, paid for by those who didn’t make it!


7 www.acaloriecounter.com
If you want to key in calorie count based on the USDA nutrition database, this food journal tool offers you a comprehensive search engine as well as a complte diet tracker that will help you quickly and easily count calories, protein, carbs, fat, sugar, cholesterol, sodium, fiber and dozens of other nutrients.


8 www.simpleworkoutlog.com
Forget complicated apps with too many functions and features, this very simple workout tool offers you a minimalist digital log to track your workouts which include summary page with stats from your previous workout, powerful graphing of both strength and cardio exercises, the ability to log supersets and cloud backup.


9 cronometer.com
This very colorful apps helps you to log your diet goals, nutritional intake, workouts and even biometrics. There’s also a feature where you can create your own custom foods and recipes using their 50,000+ food database. This tool can be easily sync across both iOS and Android gadgets.


10 www.dietbet.com
This online weight loss game uses accountability and social support as well as monetary reward to help you shed those pounds. In this game, you choose from the available games starting soon, or start your own and challenge your friends. To begin you’ll put money in the pot. After four weeks, whoever’s lost 4% of their body weight will split the pot.


  1. Nice overview Lily, I personally have been using cronometer for years but it’s better known for food intake and tracking if one wishes to track their calorie, vitamin and mineral intake.

    The other journals you referenced are actually better (after I checked them out) since they provide a more comprehensive resource for fitness goals.

    Do you recommend using one/combo of them and which do you personally ue yourself?

  2. My fitness pal is the one that I see recommended the most in the ketogenic dieting groups that I am in. However, I have found it somewhat difficult to use, so I am grateful that you provided some other options for weight loss journaling. I do have a fitbit and they offer a way to journal your eating, but I haven’t really gotten the hang of doing that yet. I’ll have to check out some of the other ones that you reviewed!

  3. Hello there,

    It is a wonderful idea to track your progress and keep an eye k on your goals.
    I didn’t have a clue that such journals exist and it is for sure very handy.
    myfitnesspal seems like a great source for food information.
    Tracking the calories when losing weight is a must.
    Thanks for the informative read.

  4. I really agree with what you’re saying. I think tracking progress makes it easier to see how far you’ve come and keeps you going to your goals. My daughter loves her Fitbit, which is no a diet one obviously, but she swims and she loves looking on her phone to see all the stats relating to her training sessions. It definitely keeps her enthused! Do you have a favorite weight-loss recorder out of the ones you list? Or is there one that you would recommend as the easiest to use?

  5. Thanks for making this post! I definitely needed this as I’m currently trying to lose weight! I tried Lose it and mynetdiary, but I felt like I couldn’t keep up with the constant inputs. I’ll definitely look into some of the other options you have listed.

    Do you have one you would recommend?

  6. Hi there
    I have just read your post with a keen interest and if I was to be honest, I had not come acrosss some of these journals.
    However looking through and reading their important points on each, I can see how beneficial they will be to some people.
    Weightloss is a very important issue with a lot of people today and I suspect that you could have a lot of visitors to this article.
    One other point that caught my attention on your list and that simply is…could these programmes or journals be used for kids ?
    Thanks again for the great post
    Best wishes
    Cheers PB

  7. So many options when it comes to Weight Loss Journals…

    I guess there’s a perfect fit for everyone. It just depends on the specific needs, goals, and interests.

    In my case, I feel community support helps tremendously, so DietBet should be a good choice for me. I’ll check it out in more detail.


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