Let Foodsnap Do The Calorie-Counting!
There are numerous times when not going beyond your usual dietary measures can be easier said than done. Time comes when all the temptations of good food are laid out in front of you, and you are standing there being helpless because your nutritional obsession suddenly turns into oblivion. And while there’s definitely nothing wrong with that, in the end, you are taken aback by all feelings of guilt and regret just because of what you ate. Why stress about your calorie intake when there’s an app that can aid your diet woes?
If you are the typical diet martyr and you are often overwhelmed by your calorie intake, then get this calorie counter app called Foodsnap on your iOS devices, stat! With Foodsnap installed on your smart phones and tablets, thinking about how much you’re about to gain is easier to deal with. Also, it can help you moderate your intolerable appetite for everything sweet and sparkling!
Foodsnap ($2.99) is a real-time calorie counting app for iOS by Savage Squirrel. Foodsnap allows easier calculation to the meals, fruits or veggies that you are about to take in. Just upload the description of the food that you want to be calorie-calculated and see the amount of calories, vitamins, and minerals that are in that meal. Whether you are dining at a fancy restaurant, or out with your friends to indulge in some sinful In-N-Out burgers, knowing your chosen chow’s nutritional contents can be searched without the help of lengthy Wikipedia articles.
Foodsnap assembled their system on top of USDA-SR-24 (US Department of Agriculture – Nutrient Database for Standard Reference) which is one of the most reliable nutrition references in the world.
Foodsnap can be used before or after taking a meal, depending on when the users want to have their foods calculated.
Count the Calories!
You can have your meal of choice calculated with or without a picture uploaded to the app. Just put some of the useful ingredients that are in your meal and allow the app to calculate the calorie content.
- Click Quick Text and fill out the two fields on your screen namely the “A Lot Of” and “A Little Of” fields.
- Put the major ingredients on the “A Lot Of field”, and the minor fixings like toppings and flavourings to the “A Little Of” field. Separate the ingredients with a comma.
- After you enter a description of your meal, a comprehensive list of macro and micro nutrient information and breakdown will appear on your screen. Here is where you will find the amount of calories in your meal.
- If you want an Image uploaded on the app for a better analysis, you can use the photos in the Library and enter the description.
- Foodsnap will create an image of your uploaded picture with its corresponding calorie information that you can share on Facebook.
Foodsnap uses an integrated Adaptive Learning Algorithm to make the app more functional the more time you use it. Users can report a data through the app’s support system if an information doesn’t quite fit the description of the meal.
In a nice way, I did.
Foodsnap is quite helpful. But a bit of advice to all the future users: Don’t deprive yourselves of eating what you have long been craving for just because you see how many calories are in your meal, or push yourselves to absolute remorse after you see the amount of calories that was in your meal. Foods are still a blessing whether it is a $200-per-plate blessing or a street food blessing. Knowing the calories that are in your foods can help you moderate your eating, not help you achieve stick-thin figures and such. Please. Full-on dieting is so 1990s.
Anyway, Foodsnap is a helpful tool in the manner that it definitely guides you. I just hate that the app crashes sometimes when I’m trying to upload pictures. I have no intentions of knowing how many calories are in my food, ever! However, it is still useful to know the nutritional breakdown of my meal because it prevents me from over-indulging (emphasis on the “over”).
I conclude that this app is helpful for the diet-obsessed people. The macro details on the analysis of the nutritional content are really amazing. For figure-conscious babes and Jersey-Shore-wannabe-guidos, this app is your friend.
Foodsnap is avilable on the App Store for $2.99.