Want to know how many calories you are going to consume when you reach for that cheese burger or slice of pie? Take a picture of it using your iPhone. A new app called MealSnap allows users to photograph food and get the calorie count.
"We've heard from members over the years that calorie counting can be time consuming and harder for some of our users to sustain over time," said the developer DailyBurn's CEO Andy Smith in a press release.
"We knew we had to come up with a solution - one that provides people the simplest way possible for them to become aware of what they put into their body and understand their daily consumption."
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The solution is this: Users snap a picture of their meal and within minutes the photo is matched to a MealSnap database of 500,000 food items. The app then sends a alert with a range of calories for the photographed food.
Bacon, eggs and hashbrowns? You'll be taking in between 290 to 436 calories. Mixed salad with goat cheese? That'll cost you 330 to 495 calories. You may be better off with roasted red peppers and toast for 111 to 166 calories.