The My Calorie Counter website, powered by Everyday Health, offers a free calorie counter. The free counter helps users track the number of calories burned and the number of calories in a person’s food or diet.
In addition to My Calorie Counter, MyFitnessPal, CaloriesperHour.com, Sparkpeople and Fit Watch also offer free online calorie counter tools. According to My Calorie Counter, tracking the calories gained through food and burned through exercise helps in achieving weight-loss goals.
MyFitnessPal asserts that the best way to lose and maintain weight is by tracking the food a person eats. MyFitnessPal also cautions that fad diets and machines are ineffective for weight loss.