Apple’s iPhone and iPad have made it easier to track daily food consumption by calorie and nutrition, and easier to manage recipes for home cooking. What about Mac users? For the non-iPhone, non-iPad crowd the Mac remains a good tool to control your diet, hence the DietController app.
How Much Did I Just Eat?
If you rely on your Mac to track what you eat (instead of relying on a faulty memory) and are diligent and disciplined enough to track every bite, DietController becomes a good app to control your diet.
First, DietController counts calories. That’s a good thing. All you need to do is enter the food you just ate into the spreadsheet-like interface, and the app does the rest.
As you type the food, a drop down list emerges with matching food items. Choose what you ate, press the tab key to enter the quantity.
DietController tracks the calories and nutrition of each item and pulls the details from a database of over 7,000 foods from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Caloric intake can be balanced with exercise, and the app comes with hundreds of exercises to manage your specific calorie equation.
There’s also a built-in option for recording notes along with calorie tracking.
And, the charts and graphs make it easy to get a quick look at your balance of carbs, protein and fat.
The Calendar view is useful, too, and gives you information about caloric intake, day by day (as well as fat and protein).
Overall, using DietController couldn’t be much easier.
The Toolbar on top has basic functions including User, Preferences, Print, and Refresh.
The Sidebar displays each module of DietController– Calendar, Food, Exercise, Measure, Chart, Report, and Journal.
You control the portions and DietController converts units automatically. You’re not limited to the database of food information, either. Add your own by ingredient for specific recipes you use frequently.
It also tracks your body measurements and weight. Performance tracked is performance improved, right? And, DietController doesn’t require an internet connection. It’s well done, simple to setup and use, and costs but a few dollars.