Dieting: Foods, Meals and Recipes

Simplify dieting with healthy recipes, meal plans, and nutritional guidance with the Lifesum app.

Couple cooking breakfast together in the kitchen
Couple cooking together

One of the toughest things about dieting is the fact that along with the restrictions on how much you can eat, you have to figure out exactly what you can eat that fits those calories and macros.

With the app, this gets a whole lot easier. Once you’ve picked a health goal and a preferred plan, and selected any dietary preferences, the app gives you a huge variety of recipes that suit your needs, tastes, and cooking ability.

You can filter through recipes based on the number of calories you want to consume, how long they take to make, whether they are breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, and a whole lot more!

See all keto recipes in the Lifesum app!

It’s also possible to create and save your own recipes. Open up the Menu tab in the app and select ‘Favorites’. Clicking the ‘+’ in the top right hand corner of the screen gives you the option to create a new item, and you can click ‘Create a Recipe’ to put together a recipe so that you can see all the nutritional information for it, and can easily track it in your diary.

Recipes aren’t all you can create either. You can also create foods, meals and exercises. Let’s talk about foods and meals.

You can create foods a number of different ways; you can use the barcode scanner when you’re at the store to scan a food that isn’t already in the app. Once you’ve scanned and the item hasn’t been found, you’ll be prompted to add a new food item and then you’ll enter the name of the food along with all the nutritional information and the recommended serving size. Once you’ve added the food, you can track it whenever you need to. You can also create a food the same way you create a recipe simply going into your ‘Favorites’ to find it.

Meals work the same way; create them in ‘Favorites’, adding a name and photo for the meal, along with the foods that make up the meal. You can also simply use photo tracking to take an image of a meal and add in the additional details when prompted.

Lifesum makes it easy to eat well, and keep track of what you eat.

Find a Diet you love

Find a nutritious Diet that fits your lifestyle and food preferences. Take charge of your daily habits with one of the many ongoing Diets including Clean Eating and High Protein.

Start a simplified Meal Plan

Follow a 7-21 day Meal Plan and get four pre-planned recipes a day. Depending on your health goals, there are many Meal Plans to choose from including Keto Burn and Vegan for a week.

Enjoy hundreds of tasty and nutritious recipes

Enjoy hundreds of easy-to-cook recipes filled with nutritious and tasty food. All of the recipes include information about their nutritional value so you can keep track of your daily energy intake.

Use the helpful barcode scanner

Identify your food items with the super easy-to-use barcode scanner. Scan the item, log it and get the nutritional information you need to stay on track.

Track your way to success

Track your activities and what you eat with the help of our food-, exercise- and water trackers to maintain a balanced everyday life.

Create your own health journey

To help you reach your goals and customize your health journey you can add your favorite meals, food items, recipes and exercises to your Favorites.

All of the content and media on Lifesum is created and published for information purposes only. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Users should always consult with a doctor or other health care professional for medical advice. If you have or think you are at risk of developing an eating disorder, do not use the Lifesum app and seek immediate medical help.