In between last century and the 21st century I’ve gained and lost and gained a few hundred pounds (children will do that to a red-blooded American Mac mommy). Along the way I’ve tried every diet, tracked every calories, and learned more about fat and food than I ever imagined when my body was still attractive to the male persuasion (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
What this country needs is a good 5-cent diet tracker for the Mac.
The Perfect Diet Tracker
One of the best Mac apps ever for tracking your diet is Perfect Diet Tracker. Hey, it runs on the Mac, so that makes it pretty close to perfect.
This is no ordinary calorie counter. Those are a dime a dozen and not nearly as scary after three strawberry margaritas at P.F. Chang’s.
Perfect Diet Tracker doesn’t just track, it lets you plan a good diet, all based upon an international food database. And it doesn’t care what you weigh right now, or how big you are. Pounds or Kilos. Feet or meters.
There’s over 97,000 products in the database so your Mac can give you a nutritious, delicious, properly healthy diet. Take a look at how the app works.
Use the app to create your own personal diet plan.
It’s multi-user, so use it on your gargantuan significant other to build a daily diet that helps shed the pounds almost as fast as a divorce lawyer.
You add the foods and Perfect Diet Tracker does the rest. Build meals food by food, and PDT adds the calories for you. It even deducts calories based upon your exercise regimen.
Settings give you options to set exercise or weight targets and track your progress over time. Select a diet profile based on carbs, protein, fat, and alcohol (that last part is a nice touch, but I couldn’t find a margarita blend).
Did I mention multiple users?
Perfect Diet Tracker is set up so you have your own password (you need to keep those extra calories secret), and yet other family members can have their’s, too.
If you want more calories than your plan gives (and who doesn’t need an extra piece of chocolate cake before exercising?), Diet Tracker can tell you how much more exercise you need to handle the treats without busting your pants.
The recipes are decent, but won’t awaken Julia Child from her deep, butter-induced sleep. The only caveat is the caveat that comes with Perfect Diet Tracker. The app provides nominal use for the morbidly extreme athletes or merely morbidly obese.
The rest of us have a friendly Mac app that tells it like it is, but gives you options to fudge on exercise and calories.