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2011/03/15 14:44:55 (permalink)

Android Calorie Counters

 
Anyone using one? I just downloaded 'myfitnesspal' and so far I'm fairly impressed.
 
For those that dont know ,basically this ( and others like it ) is just a little programme for your phone which has exstensive list of foods and all their micro & macro nutrient content. You can find the relevant food you are eating either by using the search function ( much like any online search) or by actually scanning the barcodes if the food is packaged. Once you find the food then you just input the serving size and the programme tots up all the nutritional data and adds it to your daily figures.
 
So far today it's scanned Goldblend coffee, Morrisons peanut butter, Myprotein True Whey and Nairn's oatcakes. It couldn't find Omega3 eggs or M&S Sliced Ham but it obviously had generic listings for eggs and ham.
 
If your lazy like me and cant be arsed with normal methods of recording stuff and also eat a lot of packaged food then I reckon this is pretty good. I really just wouldn't bother with traditional methods, this seems like fun so far...but then small things and all that...
 
 
The big test will come tonight when I try scanning a can of Stella...
post edited by PAGAN - 2011/03/15 15:18:44

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    Re:Android Calorie Counters 2011/03/15 16:00:16 (permalink)
    I'm using myfitnesspal on my iphone and it has helped a lot to keep me within my calorie "budget".  I can highly recommend it.

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    Re:Android Calorie Counters 2011/03/15 19:52:04 (permalink)
    I have been using myfitnesspal for the last week and i think its pretty good!
    I may be a complete plum but i cant see how to use the barcode scan bit...help!

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    Re:Android Calorie Counters 2011/03/15 20:23:23 (permalink)
    Damn!! It appears those pesky android users get something us Apple heads dont.....devestated !!

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    Re:Android Calorie Counters 2011/03/15 21:38:50 (permalink)
     
    I dont understand , Dr Z has clearly stated that iphones are superior in every way to Android phones

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    Re:Android Calorie Counters 2011/03/22 12:30:33 (permalink)
    I have this app on my i phone. i found it an excellent way to keep track of things.

    you just have to watch out for some of items as they have been added without sufficient information on the macro's of certain foods. and when other users add foods they can sometimes be incorrect
    doesnt matter a great deal really but im anal
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