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Who's the Calorie Counter King?
By Terry Dunkle, DietPower Editor-In-Chief*
CalorieKing is an Australian company that used to sell mainly calorie counter books, but began offering calorie counting software about ten years after my company did.
DietPowerŽ is an American company that released its first calorie counter software in 1992. Today our Version 4.4 Real-Time Eating Coach™ is one of the best known calorie counters on the market.
Is DietPower the True Calorie Counter King?
You'll be the judge of that, of course. All I can do is describe what I consider the five leading attributes of a "king" among calorie counters. DietPower possesses all of these traits. Most other calorie counters offer none or only a few.
The Calorie Counter King is Powerful
It doesn't just count calories. It also tracks dozens of other nutrients important to your health. It can find any food in its huge database in less than one second. Every time you log a food, it performs more than a million calculations to show you which food is best to eat next.
The Calorie Counter King Is Trustworthy
Its nutrient data is backed by a scientific advisory board. It doesn't assign you the Daily Value of each nutrient. That's the amount for an average person, not you. Instead, it assigns you the Recommended Dietary Allowance for your age, sex, size, reproductive state, health habits, and goals. It even adjusts your calorie budget to your metabolism so you'll reach your goal weight on your target date.
The Calorie Counter King Is Wise
It knows that a heavier person burns more calories in exercise than a lighter person does. It remembers your favorite foods and tells you which are best to eat right now. It factors your calorie budget for water retention from menstruation or high sodium intake. It even allows for water loss from high-temperature exercise.
The Calorie Counter King Is Generous
It lets you download a free copy from its website. You never have to pay anything.
The Calorie Counter King Is Respectful
It doesn't insist that it's the best calorie counter for you. It only asks you to compare and make the decision yourself.
Please be careful. Some good-looking calorie counters turn out to be disappointing, and you can't always get your money back.
*Terry Dunkle is a 30-year veteran medical journalist and consumer advocate who serves as CEO and chief editor at DietPower, Inc., a leading maker of nutrition and weight-loss software.