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Screenshot: Beth Skwarecki, MacroFactor MacroFactor is a weight-tracking and food-tracking app that does what I previously did with three different free apps. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you what those apps are and how to set them up, if you’d like to save yourself $11.99 per month, but I’ve gotta say: MacroFactor is surprisingly good at its job, and it does two things that don’t really exist in other diet apps. The first is technological: MacroFactor does a calorie burn calculation that every food-tracking app should be able to do, but for whatever reason, they usually don’t. (Probably because they’re so preoccupied with counting up your exercise calories, which as we’ve noted before, doesn’t usually end up being accurate .) The second is psychological: MacroFactor presents its numbers in a way that is factual and judgment-neutral. You ate this many calories. You burned this many calories. No talk of being “off track,” no incessant notifications about whether or not you’re meeting your goals. The information is just there. You can use it however you like. Calculating calorie needs based on your intake and weight shouldn’t be revolutionary, but it is There is a number of calories that your body burns on an average day. It’s commonly called TDEE, for total daily energy expenditure. You’ll lose weight if you consistently eat less than this number, and you’ll gain weight if you consistently eat more. There are a bunch of details and caveats, if you want to really get into it, but […]