New iPhone App Counts Calories in Your Food Photos

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Usually, when we snap a cell phone pic of our meal, we're proclaiming to the world (or at least our Facebook followers), "This mac and cheese is scrumptious!"--not, "I just consumed 1,623 calories!" But alas, technology wins again. 
 
Meal Snap, a new iPhone app by DailyBurn, automatically translates your food photos into calorie counts. Testers report that the app is quite accurate, giving a correct ballpark calorie range for everything from chips to barbecue ribs. One satisfied customer wrote, "To test it out I took a picture of my cat. The result said she was not food." The company uses secret algorithms and a photo ID system to come up with the numbers.   

Of course, it can't possibly know how much cheese and sour cream is stuffed inside my Chipotle burrito, or that I hid a puddle of ranch dressing under my dinner salad, right? Only my waistline will.   
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applepeel520
applepeel520

This is really very interesting application.. I was not aware with such application.. I am glad I visited here and  come to know about it.. I will definitely try it out..

Olivia Sanders
Olivia Sanders

As someone who has used almost EVERY single weight loss and diet iPhone app in the Health and Fitness Category. I can say that I was LESS THAN IMPRESSED with meal snap. Novel concept of course, but pathetic accuracy. In my opinion **THE BEST** iPhone diet app is hands down intelli-Diet! It just takes the thinking out of the equation and I just eat what it says. Down 12 pounds in a few weeks! I believe it’s 60% off now too so you should check it out before meal snap! http://bit.ly/intelli-Diet is their link.

Jeff Overley
Jeff Overley

The right-side photo says, "107 - 406 calories." Such precision!

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Also, is that picture of the God-only-knows-what in the left-hand picture the size of an airline hot-food pouch? Is it a whole tray? Hmmmmm. I call shenanigans.

Olivia Sanders
Olivia Sanders

lol, this app was such a waste of money! intelli-Diet for iPhone is much better.

MayhemInTheHood
MayhemInTheHood

That's the lady's cat that she took a picture of to test it out. "She was not food."

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