It's a calorie counter that automatically balances your meals. Enter your diet requirements and the food you want to eat and it calculates how to combine everything to meet your requirements.
1.) Set Your Requirements
2.) Pick Your Ingredients
|Name||Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, raw|
|0.39||1-unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook chicken)|
|0.23||0.5-breast, bone and skin removed|
|Name||Potatoes, white, flesh and skin, baked|
|0||1-potato large (3" to 4-1/4" dia)|
|0||1-potato medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" dia)|
|0||1-potato small (1-3/4" to 2-1/2" dia)|
|0.75||1-slice (1 oz)|
|30.23||1-spear (about 5" long)|
|21.3||0.5-cup, chopped or diced|
3.) Hit The Solve Button.
(You can click on the foods in the "Results" to show sizes other than just grams)
Didn't get what you wanted? Refactor. Set ceilings and floors on individual foods by clicking on them up above. Want as much of a food as possible? Shift the "Optimize" option to "Max". Want as little as possible? Shift the "Optimize" option to "Min".
It helps you put together meals that meet your dietary targets without you having to use Excel. Set your meal requirements, choose foods foods you want to eat, and hit "Solve". Done.
Anyone who eats food. Specifically people who want to achieve their fitness goals faster by improving their diet. The more precise you are with your diet the faster you're going to get the results you want.
Yes. Why? A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that participants on average under-estimated their calorie intake by 51%. It does take a little bit of effort (and a $30 digital scale), but it not that difficult and makes it easier to correlate your diet to your results. Reap what you sow.
Depends on a lot of things really. 50% Carbs, 30% Protein, 20% Fat is a pretty solid bet. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is an awesome book on what works with nutrition.
At my heaviest, I was 280 pounds before I really got into managing my diet. Nine months later I was 221 pounds at 4.5% body fat (7 site skin fold test). I got tired of doing all of my calculations in Excel so I built this.
Yes! The user interface is still suffering from a case of the uglies, but it does work. Click here or on the "MY FOODS" link above. There you can input info from food a food label and use it in your diet.
Lets say that you're putting together a meal with Chicken Breast, a baked potato, some cheddar cheese, and some broccoli; and the tool tells you that you need to eat 1,000 grams (10 cups) of broccoli for this meal.
The way that this calculator works (linear programming) is to try and hit your ratios as by putting as much food on your plate as possible. Unfortunately, this approach doesn't make for the most palatable results which means we have to tweak it.
What you can do is open up the food you want adjusted and set a maximum/minimum amount that you want to eat. There's also a slider if you want to eat the maximum amount of a food that you can fit in your diet. Play around with it and hollar if you have questions.