A lot of us struggle to lose that extra weight and stay on the right track when it comes to our diets. Some of us don’t even follow a decent diet plan. That is not exactly the smartest way to stay in tip top shape. At the end of the day, the amount of calories that you take in and burn determine whether you gain or lose weight. You can exercise, take pills, and do all kinds of things, but if you are taking much more than the amount of calories you are burning, there is a good chance you’ll gain weight (not to oversimplify things). Calorie Counter by FatSecret is a free, web-based calorie counter that keeps track of your daily intake and helps you choose the foods that give you the chance to stay on the right track with your diet.
One of the chinks in this app’s armor is the fact that it’s a web based application. That means if you don’t have an iPad 3G or a WiFi network around you, you are not going to be able to access your information. That may be a bit inconvenient, but it’s not necessarily a deal breaker (considering that the app is free)It does give you a quick way to find information (calorie, nutrition) on foods you want to pick up at a restaurant or a shopping store. You can manually enter bar-codes and dig up more information on products.
You get your food and exercise diary in this app. That means no more guesswork and going by something that’s in your head. Once you have noted down your information for a while, you are going to get a better understanding of what you are doing wrong, and how you can get your diet back on track.
The app does have a diet calendar and weight tracker that give you an overview of how you are doing and whether you are making any progress with your diet. If you are gaining weight instead of losing it over a month, you are obviously doing something wrong.
It would have been nice if the app was not only web-based. After all, there are millions of people who own a regular iPad. At the same time, the app is free and does what it promises. Calorie Counter could be very helpful if you are struggling to keep up with diets.
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