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Calorie Counter App for Smartphones

  By posted Dec 21st 2010
Weight Loss
Calorie Counter App for Smartphones

Weight management suddenly became a whole lot easier with Fatsecret’s Calorie Counter app for smartphones. It’s easy functionality and quick search results for everything from supermarket foods, to popular fast foods, and even exercises that are actually relevant to Indian smartphone users, make Calorie Counter my current favourite health tracking smartphone app. Here’s looking at why Fatsecret got it right with this free, simple as sin app that does more than screech at you for eating that peanut butter Oreo, or even that samosa!

How Is Fatsecret’s Calorie Counter Relevant to Indian Smartphone Users? If, like me, you routinely scour the world wide web for bhindi, raita, mutton do-pyaza, or biryani calorie counts, then Calorie Counter has what very few others have offered before. Imagine my shock when Calorie Counter’s food lists included parathas, and even chicken tikka. I knew they’d have the Chicken Tikka, which for Indians is as prolific a food export as the Lebanese Shawarma, but dal listed as dal and not lentils was a stunner indeed.

The Calorie Counter app essentially follows the diet, fitness, and scheduling model that is by now the norm in weight management tools. A pretty well defined section called Quick Fix lays out calorie counts in all the foods, restaurants and chains menus, and supermarket brand products available across the developed world. I say ‘developed,’  because although India (we think) is getting there, we’re not quite there yet. So, while you will see some familiar restaurants and chains like Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza, Subway, Ruby Tuesday, KFC and Mc Donald’s, the other restaurants and chains listed will only come in handy when you travel to countries that have them.

Calorie Counter also lists calories in popular branded products and supermarket brand products that, once again, aren’t all here. Continuing the good news though, by now most of these brands have made their way to our neighbourhood stores. You will find Pillsbury cake, pancake or cookie mixes, as will you the Oreos, and Nestles that routinely occupy prime shelf space in most Indian metropolitan provision stores. So the next time you feel like picking up a pack of Frito-Lays chips, flip out the smartphone, fire up Fatsecret’s Calorie Counter app, look up calories in Frito-Lays – right down to the flavour you want, and then quietly place the packet back on the shelf.

How Will Calorie Counter Help Me Follow a Workout Plan? The stunning thing is that no one can really make you stick to your workout. What this super-efficient health  smartphone app does though is – it helps you stay on track. So at no point will you feel like you’re working your ass off for nothing. Looking at how many calories you burnt in the day is therapeutic to say the least. Remember that food diary we told you about a while ago? Well, Calorie Counter gives you a simple format to finally start it.

When the Month is Over, Can I See How I Did in a Big Beautiful Chart? Of course you can! Simply sync your Fatsecret Calorie Counter smartphone account to a Fatsecret website account, and you will see your daily struggles in a big, heavy-duty chart, complete with a weight management graph (which btw you can also see on your phone) that’ll show you how your calories consumed match up to the calories you burned.

There you have it – the very first, if not the only, smartphone diet and fitness tracking app that lets us Indians live healthy too. So go look up Fatsecret’s Calorie Counter on App World, iTunes or the Android Market – yes they have something for everyone, and remember that if you log it once, you almost always log it again!

 

 

 

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