How To Use the ‘Bitesnap’ App To Track Your Food Intake

Healthy nutrition habits start by tracking your food intake one meal at a time.

Sergio Ruiz
3 min readSep 25, 2021


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One of the best apps I’ve used to track my food intake has been the ‘Bitesnap’ app.

A description from the ‘Bitesnap’ website is below:

Count calories and nutrients just by taking a picture. Bitesnap recognizes the foods in your meals, saving you time and making it simple to build healthy eating habits. — ‘Bitesnap’ Website

It’s relatively easy to use once you set it up with your specific metrics, and dial it in to match your specific nutrition goals.

Getting started

After downloading it, set up your profile by inputting your age, sex, weight, height, and activity level.

Input your activity level based on the number of hours your exercise per week.

Then, it will calculate:

  • BMI (Body mass index) — attempts to quantify the amount of tissue mass from your weight divided by your squared height.
  • BMR (Basal metabolic rate) — estimates how many calories you burn without physical activity.
  • TDEE (Total daily energy expenditure) — estimates the number of calories your burn based on your BMR and activity level.

After that, you will get a daily target for the total number of calories you should be eating per day.

Then, it calculates the amount of those calories into the calories, grams, and daily percentages of recommended carbs, fat, and protein.

For example, you can adjust the percentages to match any diet like Keto, Paleo, Zone, or Atkins diets.

Now you’ll get a nutrition option to easily scroll down and see colorful boxes clearly labeled with different amounts of recommended targets.

How to track your food

Now it’s time to start taking pictures of your food.

After taking a picture of your food, you can scan a bar code from a food item’s nutrition label on the back of a package.



Sergio Ruiz

Fitness professional & nutrition coach with 20+ years experience as a personal trainer in San Francisco |