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Trim Your Recipes - New CalCutter App!

>> Wednesday, August 28, 2013

If you love to cook but aren't sure how to go about making your recipes a little more healthful, then this new free app could be just what you are looking for.

The CalCutter app, launched by New York City's health department, allows you to enter your own recipes, following which the program provides you suggestions as to how you could make the recipe healthier.

When you then edit the recipe, it recalculates the calories per serving, so you can immediately see the benefit to the changes you made to the recipe.

In terms of down sides, the intro screen states that most people need 2,000 calories per day.  Remember that the calorie requirements for each individual vary greatly, and also vary depending on whether you are trying to lose weight, or maintain your weight.  You can calculate more accurate personal calorie requirements in the right hand column on my main page here using the BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) calculator (though this is an estimate only, not exact).

Also, as a new program, they are still building their ingredient list.  When I tried entering my peanut butter 'cheesecake' recipe, for example, I noticed that peanut butter is missing.  However, they note that they are working hard to build their ingredient list up to be more complete.   Using an app like this one to enter ingredients is far superior to Google's nutrition database, which is good for simple food items but terrible for recipes.

Enjoy!  For those of you who decide to put the CalCutter app to use, I'd love to hear your feedback - please use the comments box below!

@drsuepedersen © 2013



I am excited that you have arrived at my site, and I hope you are too - consider this the first step towards a Healthier New You!! As a medical doctor, Endocrinologist, and obesity specialist, I am absolutely passionate about helping people with weight management. Though there is certainly no magic cure for obesity, there IS a successful treatment plan out there for you - it is all about understanding the elements that contribute to your personal weight struggle, and then finding the treatment plan that suits your needs and your lifestyle. The way to finding your personal solution is to learn as much as you can about obesity: how our toxic environment has shaped us into an overweight society; the diversity of contributors to obesity; and what the treatment options out there are really all about. Knowledge Is Power!!

Are you ready to change your life? Let's begin our journey together, towards a healthier, happier you!!

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