Friday, April 17, 2015

LoseIt! Premium's new Patterns feature

I have been using LoseIt! to log my calories lately instead of the Weight Watchers app. I'm still technically a Weight Watchers member, mostly because I like my leader, but I have been having trouble getting to meetings lately since my class schedule changed.

Anyway, when I logged in today, I noticed that the app seemed to be suggesting that I eat more crackers.


Since I think of crackers as a bad habit, I had to investigate, and it turns out that LoseIt! has a new premium feature that notices and reports on patterns in users' calorie consumption.  I have quite a few positive patterns, according to LoseIt!, and only two negative ones: I tend to go over my calories on days I consume chocolate or pasta. 

Of course it's not a perfect feature. I am more likely to log pasta and chocolate on weekends, which are always harder for me anyway. The "cereal bars" it is suggesting help me stay on track are  actually KIND bars, which have no cereal at all in them, but the ones I choose often do have chocolate. Despite what the FDA seems to be saying, the nutty snack seems to help keep me on track, so I plan to keep them as my go-to work snack.

This is just one of the features of LoseIt! Premium. I did a full review when I first became a premium member. Since then they have added even more features and extras.

How do you track your calories? 

2 comments:

  1. I am a WW member (for the meetings and weigh in) but I record Calories at MyFitnessPal. I use a script add on that calculates my WW points there as well and so I just go and record the daily total at WW a couple of times a week (to make sure I stay within my weekly points).

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    1. I think the meetings are useful even though I'm not counting points. The strategies and topics are spot-on. I just wish they made it easier to be active and stay within the points.

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