I used Diet Power, an older version. I MUST use a nutritional software to be successful, it provides me with the information I need. What I did not care for with Diet Power's latest version is that it rated my choices, and being low carb, I did not want it "telling" me I was not doing it right. lol.
Do try some of the other free trial downloads, I am currently using Diet Organizer which I love. I prefer the program stay on my computer and that I can access it when offline for any reason. The food databases on all software just needs to be built up, it's tedious at first to enter the foods you eat, but once there, it's so easy to access. I grab restaurant counts all the time and enter them in my database. I love being able to create my own recipes too, and decide for myself the serving size. I have lost over 80 pounds by entering everything I eat, good days, bad days and seeing my averages over time, see the patterns and trends, check my vitamins and minerals, etc. I have found using a nutritional software keeps me more level headed about it all.
Diet Organizer learns your food choices, lets you quickly pick the foods you ate recently (and remembers the amount) and has a daily diary that prints out with your daily reports. You can create reports to monitor whatever you choose to watch. I have been paying attention to sodium lately.
There are several others I tried and did not care for. cNet has a couple that are freeware. Nutribase9 is also a good software. Just depends on your preferences for ease. I think Diet Organizer has a phone app. Can't remember for sure.
Last edited by one small bowl : 07-04-2011 at 12:01 AM.