Keeping track of what we eat is one of the most essential things to do when trying to loose weight. And now there is a nutrition app that is making tracking food easy as pie.
Calorie Mama is the calorie tracking app that uses photo recognition to help users log their meals.
Using its food recognition machine learning AI, the app can identify various different foods, even those that are packaged, and tell the amount calories and other nutritional info by simply analyzing the photo taken of that item.
All the user has to do is take a picture of their food and let the app's AI do all the work. Calorie Mama will bring up suggestion of what the food might be. The user then swipes to confirm to log the item. The app can recognize just about every kind of dish including Western, Europe and Asian cuisines.
The more the user snaps, the smarter Calorie Mama becomes.
After downloading Calorie Mama, the user is asked their current weight, height, and gender, and what their goal weight is. They have the option of selecting how much weight they want to loose per week.
Calorie Mama then sets how many calories that user needs to consume each day to reach their goal, and when they expect their goal will be made.
The user can then tap the plus sign icon to add breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items, while also viewing how many calories are recommended for each meal.
The app also tracks water, steps and exercise.
Along with having the capability to take a photo of food to bring up its calorie info, the user can also snap barcodes.
Being able to use photos to log food makes Calorie Mama much more quick and convenient compared to other nutritional apps like MyFitnessPal. There is also an option to manually enter in food items, which will come in handy when the user forgets to track before eating, or chooses to log later. This feature also helps when trying to log exactly what the user ate when Calorie Mama comes close, but not exactly right.
The only downside is that it doesn't tell the user how close or far they are if they eat every day like that specific day like MyFitnessPal does.
However, users can see how calories remain for that day, along with more detailed insights like how many grams of carbs, fat and protein they consumed and how much is left.
There is the ability to toggle on and off factors that contribute to their daily calories, like if exercising counts or not towards their budget, along with macro and micronutrient goals for those who have a more sophisticated diet plan, which is tailored for bodybuilders, personal trainers and elite athletes.
And snapping food is especially fun because the user has the option to add filters to the camera when capturing their meals.
Calorie Mama is available to download for free for iOS, or $19.99 per month or $79.99 per year for a premium subscription that includes advanced features like daily nutrient reports, home workouts, and more tracking tools.
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