No, it’s not that I take in more calories. I don’t.
It’s that the calories I take in tend to stick around longer than when I wasn’t an adult. The inevitable occurs. Calorie counting. To be honest about the situation, there’s really on two ways to count calories. On the Mac or on the iPhone. iPhone users have umpteen twenty different calorie counting apps to choose, and the blessing (or, malediction) of taking the calorie counting app wherever you and the iPhone go.
What about Mac folks who need to count calories? There are not as many choices, and some are downright expensive when compared to iPhone calorie counting apps. Calorie Tracker is a Mac Dashboard Widget but priced more like an iPhone app.
Don’t let the small screen size fool you. Calorie Tracker is a mammoth database of over 75,000 different foods and their calories.
Type the food name in the search bar, then scroll to find the food that matches what you’re chewing on at the moment. Calorie Tracker also displays a daily dietary allowance with totals for fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbs, and fiber.
There’s more going on with Calorie Tracker than seems obvious at first glance. The star rating system displays foods that are healthier. The Dietary Allowance track is based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet (needs to be adjustable).
Foods on your list can also be exported as a .CSV file in case you need to import what you’ve collected to another app. I like Calorie Tracker. As a Dashboard Widget it’s quick and easy and back out of the way with barely a click or two. But my Mac no longer goes with me wherever I go. My iPhone does.