One of the most exciting Mac apps for dieters is HeathNut, a food journal that uses the FDA food database to make keeping track of your nutrition a snap. You can search the database easily, and HealthNut does all the math for you. Not only does this food journal app show your daily calories, it also breaks down your food intake into specific nutrients. It’s easy to see what percentage of protein, carbs and fat you’re eating.
A few users complain that the food database is not comprehensive enough, but it’s fairly straight forward to add foods that aren’t in the list by using any nutrition label. Or, you can combine existing food entries to create new ones.
The new Mac App store launched yesterday to help facilitate downloading applications straight to your computer and make installation even easier. Like the App Store you’re familiar with on your iPad or iPhone, it seems like there’s an app for just about everything, including some great tools discussed below to help you stay on track with your diet and fitness goals.
Perfect Diet Tracker
Perfect Diet Tracker is a food journaling app that helps you track what you eat. You can access over 75,000 food items and choose between working with imperial or metric measurements. It will help you create a personalized diet plan using your goals.
Another food journaling app, HealthNut uses the official USDA SR23 database which contains nearly 8,000 food items. Once you select the foods you’ve eaten or plan to eat, the program shows you not only the total calories, but also the percent protein, carb and fat. Plus, it’s easy to ad new foods or combine existing items to create new dishes.