Low GI Diet Tracker - glycemic index & load counter with search
By Wombat Apps LLC
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Low GI Tracker is the first and only GI *counter* with the largest food database available.
Manage your dietary glycemic index and glycemic load with this comprehensive and advanced GI Tracker. Finally, a way to look up GI and GL values for nearly 8,000 common foods, *and* record them to a daily food log!
Low GI Dieters LOVE Low GI Diet Tracker:
"A fabulous help if you are following a Low Glycaemic Index diet as it allows you to check all the foods which you buy or prepare."
"Wonderful tool. It provides me with all I need to maintain a low carbohydrate lifestyle".
"Great App!!!!! I have been recently diagnosed with prediabetes, and this app is really helping me plan menus to help me get the most from my diet..."
"I love it."
Glycemic Index is a measure of the impact of a food on your blood sugar / glucose levels. The higher the index value, the more that food raises your blood sugar. Managing the GI of the foods you eat may be an important step in maintaining a healthy diet, especially for prediabetics and people on low carb diets.
With a few taps, you can search through thousands of foods, color-coded by high-, medium-, and low-GI ratings. Next, select a serving size based on common servings (or select by weight -- grams, ounces, or pounds). This will bring up a convenient view of each food's GI, glycemic load (a measure of the impact of your selected serving on blood sugar), net carbs (total carbs minus dietary fiber), and a macronutrient breakdown pie chart.
You can quickly 'log' this food as eaten. The food log feature allows you to see the average GI of all foods (a weighted average based on amount consumed), the total glycemic load of all the foods, total net carbs, total calories, and a macronutrient breakdown. Plus, quickly review the GI of each meal, plus see a sum total of the each meal's average GI and total GL.
- "No frustrations" design. It works like it should.
- Search nearly 8,000 common foods for Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load values. This database is twice the size of other apps' databases.
- Graph your glycemic index averages and total glycemic load and net carbs.
- Pick from many common serving sizes, or select your own based on weight.
- See GI, GL, net carbs, and a macronutrient breakdown for each food.
- Create your own custom foods and enter their GI and GL values.
- Create a favorites list to easily access your commonly eaten foods.
- Log foods to a handy daily food log.
- View average GI for the day, total GL, net carbs, calories, macronutrients, plus GI and GL for each meal.
All of the data in this app are from the U.S. National Institute of Health / National Cancer Institute glycemic index database.
This app contains general information about nutrition. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such. Glycemic response is measured under experimental conditions, and an individual's glycemic response can vary from the experimental findings.
You must not rely on the information in this app as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. Always consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider before changing your diet.
What's New in Version 2.1.1
Fixed a bug that was preventing some users from creating custom foods.
Wish Zero stars was an option.
I cannot believe they charge for this. The scrolling search is ridiculous and not in any order that makes sense. I scroll up and down several times because I never know if the item could possibly be randomly listed. How can MyFitnessPal maintain such a large data base of foods for free yet this app that was developed years ago doesn't and charges for it? I'm not even sure if the formula for glycemic load is correct because according to the explanation, they divide the glycemic index by serving size times 100 and that is not correct; it's supposed to be GI / net carbs x 100. Not sure if they have a bad technical writer or if it's really being done wrong. I haven't bothered to even check because this app is a big disappointment and after having it one day, I know I won't be using it. I wish I could get a refund and advise you not to fall for this app.
Great idea, but app needs work
This app has been great at helping me become more aware of foods that I eat that have a high gi. However, I am disappointed that I can't save frequently consumed foods and meals. I eat the exact same breakfast 6 days out of 7, but I have to search for each part of it every single morning if I want to update my food log. Also- not sure why there are so many junky foods listed (Aunt Jemima syrup, chocolate milk shake), but not real foods (maple syrup, skim milk). Well...skim milk is there, but you have to really search.
Overall...sorry to say, I kind of wish I'd kept my money. I can't imagine re-entering everything daily for months after month. Hopefully improvements will be made soon! :)
This is an OK app
This app is pretty good in that it does have several foods to choose from in every category. However, I don't see where you can create a custom food if it's not included on their list. Some food descriptions are clunky and too wordy making it slow to find foods because of the way things are described. And this is my fault because I didn't read the app description very well apparently, but what food app now does not have a label scan feature? I wish I had realized this before paying so much for the app. So it's okay but not fabulous. Be prepared for having a good idea what the GI is for the foods you eat but it feels more like an estimate than a precise tool. My rating is Meh.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Oct 10, 2014
- Version: 2.1.1
- Size: 15.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Wombat Apps LLC
- © Wombat Apps LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.