Everywhere you look there’s a diet going on. Fad diets, lifestyle diets, diet cures…each one offering more or less of the same. Eat this and lose weight, get fit, save your life, avoid this food to fix your issue. The problem is that for most people keeping to a dietary regime is downright tricky. How to remember how much of what during which meal will deliver the results and nutrients we need?
A new online service called Eat This Much aims to remove the uncertainty about the diet meal planning process, by letting users set up a carefully considered set of meals based on macro and micro nutrient needs. The result should be that you can set your mealtime recipes and eat in the safe knowledge that you’re not harming your body in the process.
There are a few nice touches with the app. First, you can set your food options to cope with particular diet needs, so if you’re a vegan, keto or Atkins diet fan, you’re covered. You can also tell the app if you’re a good or bad cook, or simply don’t have enough time to cook, and it will adjust recipes accordingly. And we also like the fact that you can adjust things like desired fiber, cholesterol, fats, carbs and sodium intake to your preference. Nicely customizable.
All the data is culled from the ubiquitous USDA food database, so it’s very comprehensive, although the developer readily admits that there aren’t enough recipes available on the new service yet, so some of the meal choices can be rather left field, especially if you set up some rigid nutrient and/or food requirements.
However all in all, it’s a cool effort and we look forward to seeing it in mobile phone app format sometime in the future.