To be honest, I’ve got that bit of a beer gut that makes me consider some light dieting. Haven’t been truly interested in any of the diets available so far.
This new discovery of mine does seem interesting. Basically, it’s the latest thing from Japan. When you hear that you know it’s bound to be as geeky as possible.
And this is geeky, actually, it’s slightly more disturbing than that. The Japanese invented a new application for your smartphone. This new app works like this:
- You take a photo of your food,
- The app analyzes it,
- Tells you the number of calories,
- Stores the data online.
What this means is that you get a very small, portable, electronic… nutritionist. One that has a very good memory no less.
You can use the application to monitor your meal schedule and your calorie intake. The smartphone app keeps you in check basically.
It doesn’t force you to eat healthy but it does notify you when you don’t do so.
The smartphone diet app was developed by NTT Communications Corp. NTT Communications Corp is adamant that this is the first Internet-based mobile phone application which helps users keep track of what they eat.
In actual fact, I’ve been mocking this myself when I first read about it but I do think it could be interesting to try out.
(Wonder if the smartphone diet app analyzes various beers and tells you to go for the light one.)
And another thing, this is still in early stages of development, it will take a while to get the smartphone diet to work completely. Even when it actually works to the same extend of annoyance a nutritionist can have it will be slightly bugged.
The analysis will only be accurate if you show it the actual food and don’t hide any of the meat underneath the salad.