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Calorific Diet Tracker

Calorific Diet Tracker

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Great idea
  • Useful
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Not all ingredients are listed as examples
  • You need willpower to really make it work
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Expert's Review
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"Green, yellow and red food"

Reviewed by / Oct 07, 2011

Break up your meals and divide them into the categories

Calorific Diet Tracker is a simple new tool for Android that allows you to keep track of your diet by changing your eating habits and not only counting the calories.

This app is really easy to use and it shows you how to eat healthy food by selecting what you've eaten, divided into three categores: Great (green), Ok (Yellow) and Bad (Red). Inside each category you need to chose the size: Tiny, Small, Medium and Large, depending on the calories and the examples below. The trick is to break up complex food, for example: salad with dressing log into Large Green (salad) and Small Red (dressing). You need to do this in every meal: Breakfast, Morning Snack, Lunch, Afternoon Snack, Dinner and Evening Snack and the app will calculate the total out of the daily recommended.

The app developers, WorkSmart Labs Inc., claim that studies show that simple logging helps you be consistent and consequently you improve your eating habits by acknowledging what you're really eating. It's actually a great idea and the app really useful as well. If you want or need to change your diet habits, download this healthy app and start tracking your meals and acknowledging what you eat. Stay healthy.

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Developer's original description available here
****Developer Note: Please check out our latest app, Noom Weight Loss Coach which has all the best aspects of Calorific plus exercise tracking, personalized coaching and much more!****

Calorific: Lose weight without losing your mind.

Calorific is a new and simple approach to tracking & improving your diet. It’s focused on changing your eating habits, instead of providing a calorie count.

Typical calorie counters require lots of work, and it’s hard to use them long enough for them to work. They look precise, but it’s an illusion -- portion sizes are hard to measure and everyone's body is very different every day. Face it, for most food you are eating, you already know it’s bad. What you need is accountability.

Calorific uses the three-color traffic light system to keep you aware and accountable. Just classify your food into Great (green), OK (yellow), Bad (red) categories and off you go. Eat an apple, and you log a green. A coke or candy is red. Not sure what color or size? Then look it up in our Food Search. As soon as you’ve logged a meal, Calorific will give your day a star rating -- use this to improve your next meal.

So easy, but does it work? Study after study shows that simple logging works better. Simple logging helps you be consistent, which teaches you better habits. Sure, you might log something wrong, but it’s all about awareness and actual changes. Over time, as you learn more about the categories, you learn to eat better instead of being dependent on an app. This approach is inspired by the GI Diet and Dean Ornish’s Spectrum, two research-proven dietary methods.

Here are some features:

* Instant Food Search -- it shows you the food as you type them, plus groups similar foods together. Try searching for “Apple” -- instead of getting 20 different types of Apples, you get varied apple foods.

* Five-Star Rating -- instant feedback to tell you how healthy your meals are

* Your Ratio vs. Ideal Ratio -- contrast your food intake with the ideal, and work to improve your diet. The food colors are based on nutrition research, and

* More Info section for each category teaches you about food -- select this after searching for food.

* Water Tracking -- helps you log how many cups you drink per day

Let's face it: calorie counting is hard.
Healthier eating is easy, and Calorific can help you do that.

Calorific is brought to you by WorkSmart Labs, a leading wellness technology company, with over 7 million users worldwide using our fitness and diet apps.

Recently changed in this version

* Improved language support
* Bug fixes


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Comments and ratings for Calorific Diet Tracker
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    by diegodark7 on 14/06/2011

    i just to know how can i to measure the sizes like how much is a handful?