Lenny let me know about a new Calorie Count application that showed up in the App World recently. The app is free from About.com’s Calorie Count website but can only be downloaded from the App World. I am not liking this recent trend of applications only being available in the App World. The application lets you simply search the About.com site for calorie information. Not sure if it is accurate but it should be… If not they you can always try out the LiveStrong Calorie Tracker.
From the description:
Count calories and find nutritional details for any food on the go! The Calorie Count application, available for free from the BlackBerry App World, brings the power of About.com s popular food and diet resource, caloriecount.about.com, to your fingertips. Search, evaluate and compare tens of thousands of foods from apples to zucchini, including items from popular restaurants, supermarkets and fast food chains. Regardless of whether you are counting calories or just want to stay healthy, there is no reason to leave your goals when you leave your computer.
Unlike popular diets, calorie counting is a back-to-the-roots weight loss method that focuses on what really matters: eating less than you burn. The largest-ever controlled study of weight loss methods just recently quoted one of its findings as follows: For people who are trying to lose weight, it does not matter if they are counting carbohydrates, protein or fat. All that matters is that they are counting something. February 2009, New England Journal of Medicine.
caloriecount.about.com is one of the largest free diet resources. It is well-known for its supportive and vibrant community of over 1.2 million members, as well as its no-nonsense approach to dieting. The concept behind Calorie Count is to help people lose weight by promoting calorie consciousness and providing community support.
It s easy to pay too much attention to all the new claims and discoveries featured in countless diet books that come out every year. Some of those books might have a point, others might not. But what s really going to make the most impact on your waistline is making sure not to exceed your daily calories. That s the whole purpose of Calorie Count s app, and while simple and straight-forward, it is an effective and proven long-term approach to weight loss and better health.