One of the problems with being an aging computer user is diet. And exercise. Alright, that’s two problems. Simple problems. Too much of the wrong kind of food. Not enough exercise. Fortunately, the solution is simple. Unfortunately, the solution is not easy. Your Mac and Perfect Diet Tracker to the rescue.
Performance Tracked Is Performance Improved
Don’t get me wrong. I know the difference between simple and easy. Increasing exercise while decreasing calories and fat are simple ways to reduce weight. They’re just not easy.
Perfect Diet Tracker is a Mac (and Windows and Linux) application that tracks, well, your diet, adds up all the calories, compares where you are weight-wise, helps you set a particular goal, then insults you incessantly by comparing where you are with where you should be.
Getting started is simple and easy. Fill in the blanks. Click the buttons (click any image for a larger, pop-up view).
Creating a base profile of where you are—weight, height, body mass index—is the starting point. You can be normal, underweight, or any one of three levels of Obese Cat. I chose a middle ground.
Obviously, I chose the middle ground.
The base profile is important because you need to see, quickly and easily, how you’re doing. Perfect Diet Tracker will track your intake (assuming you’re honest and accurate) and measure it against the baseline.
Simple, right? This part is easy. The real difficulty comes in three distinct areas. Perfect Diet Tracker can help with one. The first is exercise. Increase it. The second is reducing and tracking your food intake (assuming you’re an overweight Obese Cat). Reduce it, and track it in Perfect Diet Tracker.
Here’s where the help comes.
Perfect Diet Tracker does what you expect. The easy part. You do the difficult part. At a glance you can see which foods are caloric and fat content killers. At a glance you can see your Profile in the bar chart. At a glance you can see how you compare to your Target Profile.
By the way, constant dining at McDonald’s and Pizza Hut are not good for you. Perfect Diet Tracker is—but only if you follow the three simple steps. Increase exercise. Decrease food intake. Track it all on your Mac (or PC).
The adage, Performance Measured Is Performance Improved applies here.
PDT pulls dietary and nutrition information from a food database with nearly 60,000 items. Use PDT to see which kinds of foods you should remove from your diet, and what you can add to keep on track to hit your target.
Simple? Yes. Easy? No.