Taking away all the stress that comes with meal planning when on a diet to lose weight, an app called Eatthismuch is helping users "automate" what they eat.
The app claims to show recipes according to the user's preferred calorie intake. It also creates grocery lists and breaks down the calorie intake according to meals.
The user needs to input their "goals, preferences, and what foods to avoid" in minute detail so the app has a comprehensive idea about the behaviour of the user, which then it can mimic and create meal plans.
The app's website claims it suggests the recipes according to the ingredients "liked" by the user, and wouldn't include the ones the user doesn't want.
Helping in managing weight, app user Ben Kutil, owner of Make Things Studioâ„¢, LLC says: "I started tracking my weight in April of 2013 when I was 184lbs. In May I signed up for Eat This Much and immediately appreciated being able to just cook the menu and not worry about what to have for dinner. By November I was down to 155lbs and I still use Eat This Much today!"
Mike Howard, owner of Core Concepts Wellness, in his testimony for the website, says: "As a professional trainer who understands the importance of dietary compliance when it comes to results, I searched high and low for nutrition and meal-planning software for my clients. I came across Eat This Much and was immediately BLOWN AWAY by its ease of use, customization potential, and cost-effectiveness. This tool is the best of its kind. (sic)"
The app claims to help in calorie-tracking, manage pantry list, prepare grocery list, and reduces food wastage, besides removing the anxiety related to deciding what meals to cook.
Other diet tracking apps that are popular are MyFitnessPal, Calorific, The Eatery, Evernote, Lose it and My Food Diary.