Lose It! is the app I’ve been using the past several years to keep track of my calories, salt, sugar and fat intake. I find it the most convenient of several I’ve tried because I don’t need to be online to record my daily food intake.
Its food database has expanded considerably over the years I’ve used it and it has a cool bar code scanning feature that allows me to enter new packaged food items that I buy which are not in its database.
It also provides reports on my eating that I find very useful for tracking patterns of consumption and weight loss. I’ll be writing more about those in a future post.
One thing Lose It! does that I find a bit goofy, however, is sending me digital badges every once in a while for achieving something only it seems to know about (i.e. these are not goals I create for myself).
I got one on New Year’s Day, for example, saying I had started the year on the right foot. Not sure what triggered that, likely something I ate that day.
I also received one saying I’ve eaten a trunk load of vegetables. That one, at least, will make my nutritionists happy, showing how I’ve changed my mix of foods to eliminate a great deal of fatty items and replace them with veggies.