Monday, March 13, 2023

App Review: MyNetDiary


If you are trying to make positive changes in your diet to lose weight and/or improve your health, it is very useful to keep track of the foods you eat. It provides accountability and allows you to spot trends in your eating patterns. 

With smartphones, it is now easier than ever to log your food intake. There are a lot of food tracking apps out there. Today, I will review one of them; MyNetDiary. This app is available for download on both Android and iPhones. There is a free version, as well as a paid premium version.


1) As mentioned, the basic version is free. I still don’t know why these apps are mostly free, but they are and we won’t complain!

2) You don’t have to set up an account with MyNetDiary. It is always a pain to sign up for an account with these apps. Then you get blasted with emails about upgrades and offers. You don’t have to do this with MyNetDiary, you just download it and are ready to go.

3) It has a very easy interface. It took me just a couple of minutes to figure out how to log my foods.

4) It has a bar code reader, so you can scan in your food items. This is a really cool feature.

5) There are tons of foods in the database. Every brand I looked up, I found.

6) There is a nice, simple nutrient report, along with a pie chart showing fat, protein and carb percentages. You can see this for each meal and for the whole day. This is very useful.

7) You can store commonly eaten foods, so once you search for a food, you can easily access it for a future meal.


1) There are just a few too many notifications suggesting things to try out on the app.  This can be mildly annoying.

2) The dashboard is a bit cluttered with options you don’t really need and likely will never use.

Would I Recommend MyNetDiary?

Absolutely! This free and handy little app will be a real asset to anyone trying to track changes in their diet. I always have new clients write down their food for the first few weeks we work together. It is a powerful tool that takes just minutes a day.

Disclosure: I am not affiliated with the company that makes the MyNetDiary and make no money if you buy the premium version.

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