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MealSnap for iPhone counts the calories, you eat

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MealSnap for iPhone counts the calories, you eat

MealSnap for iPhone counts the calories, you eat
MealSnap for iPhone has this straightforward title that says it all – snap a picture of your meal and this app will do all the calorie counting to make you reconsider your decision straight away. Well, you still have to eat something, but this Double Whopper with extra mayo may find a replacement for something much less harmful and actually healthy.

The application was developed by fitness social network DailyBurn and gives you almost instant feedback. To do that, it matches the taken picture to a database containing nearly 500,000 meals and food items. You then get the mind boggling range of calories typical for the said Double Whopper or whatever you have in front of you.

Your way to the biggest loser crown can now be easily shared on Facebook/Twitter/Foursquare, so you can get some social support. Or risk being defriended, that is. DailyBurn CEO elaborates on the social features of MealSnap:

"The pure act of tracking something can cause a psychological change that can help people on their health and fitness journey," he said. "Just the simple fact of logging it makes me more aware of what I'm eating."

A journal for the food-obsessed, MealSnap will surely find its audience. All yours for $2.99.

source: iTunes (Meal Snap) via Reuters

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posted on 11 Apr 2011, 09:24

1. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)

Bothers me that people are too lazy to do math themselves. But, definately a great feature when you are eating something that doesn't list the nutritional facts

posted on 11 Apr 2011, 12:47

2. deago78 (Posts: 160; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

If people are too lazy to eat a salad I'm pretty sure math is far removed from the realm of possibilities lol.

posted on 11 Apr 2011, 15:26

3. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

I don't do the math, but I use an App wherein I have to search/enter the food myself. This is so lazy it's for people who struggle just thinking about eating better.

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