Weight-Loss Software > Salad Calorie Count
Looking for a Salad Calorie Count?
By Terry Dunkle, DietPower Editor-In-Chief*
If you need a salad calorie count to help you control your weight, you've come to a terrific page. My company has been developing calorie counters for more than 20 years. If you're shopping for one, here are the most important factors to watch:
The best calorie counters use a diary approach. That is, they let you log your meals and exercise every day, tally your net calorie intake, compare it with your calorie budget, and deposit uneaten calories in a bank for eating on subsequent days. They don't force you to write down your salad calorie count and add it to your tally yourself. They do most of the work so you don't have to. After all, that is what computers are for.
Besides a salad calorie count, a good diet program will enable you to find a calorie count for at least 20,000 other foods, including fast foods, brand-name foods, generic foods, and ethnic foods. It will also let you add your own foods to the program by entering facts from the labels.
In addition, the program will monitor more than just calories. You'll be able to see your intake of calcium, saturated fat, folic acid, cholesterol, sodium, and dozens of other nutrients important in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other nutrition-related maladies.
A good diet program will also be able to tell you how many minutes of walking, running, swimming, or any other exercise it takes to burn off a salad calorie count. It will base its calculation not only on the intensity and speed of the exercise, but also on your body weight. And it will cover at least 500 different forms of exercise, from sports to leisure and occupational activities.
A few diet programs are smart enough to remember which kind of salad calorie count you usually log, and to put that one at the top of your Found list to save you trouble searching. Some, such as DietPower® (advertised on this page), actually tweak your calorie budget daily to keep you trending perfectly toward your goal weight.
If you look closely, you may find sophisticated functions like these in other programs.
Make sure that any diet program you're considering offers a free trial (of at least a week) and a money-back guarantee. Not to do so is to cast serious doubt on the quality of the product or the company that produces and sells it.
*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.