Dieting just isn’t what it used to be.
If you’ve been watching what you eat at any time in the last decade, you know that technology has offered you a hundred different ways you can keep track of your food intake. It’s also given you plenty of tools to log the amount of exercise you get in a day, and keep track of your water intake.
In the “good old days” if you were keeping track of your food, you had to write everything down, and then you most likely looked up your calories in a little calorie counting book. This method was pretty good, but it was also pretty cumbersome. Now, we have apps that do everything for us. Even so, those apps can be a little bit time-consuming too.
Wouldn’t it be great if counting your calories could happen by just snapping a picture of your food?
There’s a New app in town and her name is Ceres. It was designed by the creator of the popular Apple app, Siri. Ceres gives you the ability to simply take a picture of your plate, and then it gives you the approximate calorie value of your food. It almost sounds too good to be true.
Of course, there are some variables that users will experience when they use Ceres. For one, calories are only one part of what a person needs to be measuring in order to make sure they are eating healthy meals. Protein, carbs and fat are all important values to consider as well. The creators of Ceres also have confided that the calorie values a user gets when using the app are approximate, which means they could be off, at times.
With all of that considered, it might not mean much to most people if their lunch is 400 calories or 600 calories. There is a little bit of wiggle room in everyone’s diet recommendations for some degree of calorie fluctuation. If you try out the Ceres app, and it works for you, you’ll know it’s a great and helpful tool.
However, if it doesn’t work for you…well, there are plenty of other weight loss and calorie counting tools to choose from. Even if you go back to the old-fashioned way.
Have you tried any weight loss apps? Which ones have worked the best for you?