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Show Of Hands February 12th, 2012 12:00am

Would you use a mobile app to receive food/diet recommendations?

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02/12/12 12:23 pm

lol @Perot. I think I'll write a little blog entry about hubbub.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
02/12/12 7:36 am

Yes, as long as it was voluntary and free-market-based rather than a government initiative. Uncle Sam doesn't get to tell me what to eat.

02/12/12 7:00 am

it would save me time from watching cook shows to find a way to eat healthier

02/12/12 2:52 am

@Tony: Diabetes mgmt? Feel free to use this forum to enlighten people about your Hubbub Health App. Embrace the shameless plug.

sohuser California
02/11/12 11:35 pm

If I wanted someone to tell me what to eat, I would listen to Michelle Obama.

02/11/12 10:49 pm

Eew. Eat more fresh stuff, wetheslaves. I use an app where I enter the food I have in my kitchen and the app comes up with recipe suggestions. I like that.

2katz I live in Nebraska
02/11/12 9:30 pm

Lots of stuff like that out there already. I've started many of them then get bored or they're a hassle or whatever. I dump them if they require personal info they can sell or make me log in to their site, or spam me.

amistad Columbus, OH
02/11/12 9:26 pm

Used too, but I became obsessed and it actually made me less healthy because I didn't eat enough. I don't know if I clan ever go back. :/

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
02/11/12 9:22 pm

Now that we scan barcode and adjust quantity it hit me. Just about everything I eat is barcoded! Are we that well documented?

YoGabba Florida
02/11/12 9:17 pm

There's already tons of ppl who do

02/11/12 8:44 pm

Two of the largest states said yes...

Lulzy New Jersey
02/11/12 8:32 pm

You know this world is going downhill when people need to keep track of how many cookies they eat.

projectlost Lost
02/11/12 8:08 pm

If it was as high quality an app as this of course I would!:)

02/11/12 7:17 pm

...this might be a question from some company wanting advice on us/ the consumers as to what we'd want.
So to the pinhead that said their nutritionist was special (& a presidential candidate)- don't go talking that is a stupid idea- until or if you decide to do it!

02/11/12 7:14 pm

Okay folks- let me help some of you w/ this question! It's asking if you would use the app IF you wanted to. Then you could use the settings to set it how you want, you might also get advice to suit your needs.
There's nothing contained to argue about- so some of you should have it easier now...

02/11/12 7:11 pm

Yes- but no way in hell I would want to receive 'push' notifications!

Nerdz Texas
02/11/12 7:05 pm

no way! I eat what I want to eat and not what an app recommends me to

02/11/12 6:55 pm

Nothing should replace knowledge of a nutritionist, MD, and/or pharmacist. Direct to consumer advertising and other consumer products directed to give you "unsolicited" advice is garbage. Has done nothing but caused more diagnosed patients who don't and never will have the problem.

anonymom Virginia
02/11/12 6:22 pm

I have LoseIt on my phone to track what I eat if I wish and I don't think there is an app our there that could replace it for me. My idea of "healthy" is pretty different from mainstream so I wouldn't necessarily trust an app to recommend healthy meal plans.

fairness a coward dies 1000 deaths
02/11/12 6:05 pm

Don't need it. I've literally had the same weight since high school.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
02/11/12 5:19 pm

I use to record food intake as will as exercise.

02/11/12 5:15 pm

My wife has something like this that she uses to get new recipe suggestions. It's nice to try new things sometimes.

02/11/12 3:30 pm

I think that stuff is cool and everything i just dont see myself actually pulling out my phone and asking it what to eat. I like making those choices myself

02/11/12 3:28 pm

I already do! is the best!

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
02/11/12 2:40 pm

I thought my metabolism was messed up until I started using an app. Scan barcode, adjust portion and check what is left for the day. The app showed my nutrient deficiencies and helped me start loosing weight

Isomax TIC TOC
02/11/12 1:54 pm

I use "My Net Diary" and I find it very helpful for my nutritional needs. So the answer is yes, to this question.

02/11/12 1:19 pm

Love myfitnesspal. If I were to use another one, it would have to do all the same stuff as, or somehow plug in to, that app, and add on. I'd love a live recommendation feature based on nutrition analysis, or an on-request recipe rec. feature. A regular-to-healthy recipe converter would be cool.

02/11/12 1:04 pm

I use fooducate and sparkpeople.

02/11/12 12:39 pm

I've used My Fitness Pal and Calorie Counter along with C2 5K (couch 2 5K) apps to stay fit and on track.
I also use some recipe apps when I'm bored with the same ol recipes I make.

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
02/11/12 12:32 pm

I use bit not for health reasons

02/11/12 11:59 am

No, I know how to eat well. Eat regularly, not too much, non- processed, mostly fruits, vegetables and grains. Easy peasy.

02/11/12 11:46 am

You must think Im a joke!
I aint gonna be part of this system!
And then, I threw that app on the ground!

What? You think I'm stupid?
I'm an adult!
I took it and threw it on the ground!

02/11/12 11:40 am

No. Only my nutritionist.

02/11/12 11:35 am

No. I should know whats good or bad to eat.

figurehead Washington
02/11/12 11:33 am

Myfitnesspal app helped me lose 30 lb in six months and develop better eating habits.

lou1 Washington
02/11/12 11:19 am

Also check out what companies support the ADA (american dietetic assn.)- Coke, Abbot (makes Similac formulas), Kellog, Mars, Pepsi, Soyjoy (please look onto the ramifications of eating unfermented soy!)

thinker2 nc
02/11/12 11:18 am

I'm a picky eater. I'll use the exercise apps all day, but no baked tofu for me.

lou1 Washington
02/11/12 11:13 am

Traditional diets (diets of our ancestors) are much healthier than our current, grain-laden, designed-for-the-highest-bidder, diet of factory-produced food-like products. Try it for yourself before spouting off at me... Paleo, primal, Weston A. Price, real foods, etc.

lou1 Washington
02/11/12 11:11 am

I said no; but if it were for the diet I follow, I might. After 20+ years following AHA, ADA, USDA diets and only becoming ill, I've found a diet that actually IMPROVES my health and wellbeing.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/11/12 11:09 am

Sure! I take exercise advice from apps, so I'd gladly take nutritional advice as well! :)