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Old 04-16-2011, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default New "Meal Snap" App for smartphones?

Just caught a commercial for a new diet helper app - Meal Snap.

Has anyone tried it? Has anyone read any reviews on it?

It is supposed to give cals, carbs, fat data based on a photo of a plate of food.

It supposed to help dieters with restaurant meal counting.

What do you think?
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It says it "estimates" the calories. If you look at the examples, it gives ranges that vary by 150 calories. That's quite a lot of wiggle room if you use it for 3 meals a day.

It's a gimmick. I would rather go by my own figuring, since I can tell if there is oil on the food, how much is actually there, etc.
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I have tried it twice. Once it was off on calories by about 800. The other time it was spot on. I think I will only use it if I have no other way to help me estimate. Like at non-chain restaurants or when I go on a cruise. For chain restaurants I look it up on the LiveStrong App or Restaurants App.
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