Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s Eat This Much – find out what the Lempert Report thought.
What it says it does: Put your diet on autopilot with Eat This Much. Tell us your diet goals, the foods you like, your budget, and what your schedule looks like, and we'll automatically generate a complete meal plan to meet your targets. It's like having a personal diet assistant. As a free user, you can create a day's meal plan and completely customize it however you want. Each meal can have different preferences, and your nutrition targets can be whatever you like.
As a premium user, Eat This Much will automatically generate a week of meal plans and send them to you with a grocery list via email. As you follow the plan, you can track what you did or didn't eat and adjust for the next week.
What it actually does: The Eat This Much app allows users to create a daily meal plan that falls within their goals for weight loss or weight maintenance, and users can even follow a specific eating style (i.e. paleo, vegetarian). With the plans that Eat This Much creates users can hit their desired macros (carbohydrates, protein, fat) and calorie targets every day. Now there is no guessing what you should eat in a day Eat This Much takes care of it. Users can even personalize any of the recipes and they'll replace the original. Don't like the suggestions? Easily swap them out or configure the generator to only use foods you like
How useful is the information for target audience?: The app is great for those looking for a meal plan, or at least an idea of what they should be eating in a day to help them reach their goals. Or even just experiment with different levels of carbs, fats and protein in their diet.
Ease of use: Other calorie trackers have you, the user, adding foods into the diary one by one. And still there is no guarantee that you'll be anywhere near the nutrition targets you're trying to reach. With this automatic planner, there's nothing to track because everything is already entered for you, and all you have to do is follow the plan.
Who would best benefit from the app?: Anyone looking to make some dietary upgrades or even get some new ideas for their eating plan.
Visual: 13 (1-15)
Usability: 15 (1-15)
Content: 25 (1-25)
Usefulness: 20 (1-25)
Value: 10 (1- 10)
Options: 10 (1- 10)