There are many Websites and apps that claim they can track your nutrition needs and intake well.
But how to select the right one for you?
Some steps to consider:
Locate lists of trackers with .org, .gov, or .edu
Evaluate an app or Website with these tips—Whenever possible look for credible reviews In journals, magazines, and Websites
- Who are the owners/publishers? Are they credible? Has the Web site/app been reviewed by a credible source? Does the information come from credible resources? Are the units measurable?
- Are privacy/confidentiality issues addressed?
- Are initial input measures as phenotype, health conditions, basal metabolic rate, and physical activity available? If so, do they all reflect your initial state or realistic ideal weights/physical condition?
- How easy is it to search for and enter data? How inclusive are the foods and exercise selections? Are there options for recipes or saved groups for foods consumed/exercises done ?
- Do the output measures have enough details (as micronutrients, food group targets). Are they tailored to special diets as vegans, dietetic?
- If a cost is involved, can it be justified?