For those of you who are calorie conscious recently, I discovered this new iphone app called Meal Snap that tells users how many calories are in the food items they photograph using this app. The app’s calorie counts doesn’t account for serving size (i.e. “turkey sandwich” rather than “turkey sandwich with one slice of cheese and mayonnaise”). They are, however, generally similar to the range that might be included in a calorie counting reference book.
Users can rate accuracy of each food identification and calorie count and keep a record of the foods that one eats is the biggest advantage of calorie counting.
How Meal Snap Works:
- Snap a photo of your meal.
- Add a descriptive caption, if you are so inclined.
- Let the system auto-magically detect the nutritional breakdown.
- Keep track of your meals & progress over time.
Other Awesome Features:
- Share your meals on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare.
- View estimated calories for each meal and the full day.
- Browse back in time to view your logged meals.
- Categorize your meals into Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, etc.