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The Digest Diet

By Reader's Digest

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


The Digest Diet app is designed as a companion to our best-selling book, The Digest Diet, the simple, effective weight-loss plan from Reader’s Digest editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello, that focuses on healthy, natural foods shown to help you release fat and drop pounds quickly and safely. The most successful test panelist on The Digest Diet Test Team lost 26 pounds in 3 weeks!

With over 85 delicious recipes, each developed to help users lose the weight, the Digest Diet app features:

• 85+ recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, dessert, and shakes – with recipes from both The Digest Diet book and a sneak peek of recipes from The Digest Diet Cookbook
• Full-color photos for each recipe
• Recipe tips, swaps, nutrition information, and key fat-releasers for each dish
• Shopping lists customizable for easy organizing and simplified shopping
• “My Favorites” personalization for a one-touch list of favorite recipes
• “How many servings?” calculator for each recipe, to scale up or down and personalize depending on household need

The Digest Diet app also showcases the specially designed 12-minute “fat releasing workout” featured in the book, offering the same circuit of four fitness moves to help the user lose the weight. Each exercise can be done at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, and there are clear, step-by-step illustrations to further explain the right way to make the most of the workout.

Finally, the Digest Diet app has links to cheat sheets, FAQs, and the supportive Digest Diet community, encouraging each other to lose the weight and develop healthier habits – for life.

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Customer Reviews

Needs improvements to make it truly useful

The recipes are good and it is a great feature to create a shopping list by choosing meals. But this would be a lot more useful for planning meals with the following improvements: 1) add the recipes from The Digest Diet Cookbook. 2) make it easier to filter by multiple criteria - for example choose recipes by phase AND by meal. 3) allow filtering or sorting by calories and by main protein type (chicken, beef, etc). 4) rather than just choosing meals to add to a shopping list, add a calendar feature for creating and saving multiple days of menus for each Phase where recipes are assigned to specific days and meals and calories are totaled for each meal and a shopping list can be generated.

Great complement to the book

Very handy tool for searching recipes by meal or phase in the plan and adding them to a shopping list. One downside- the servings calculator doesn't work. When you add a recipe to the shopping list it asks how many people you'll be serving. Rather than adjusting the ingredients for the number of people you enter, it multiplies the number of servings in the recipe by the number of people you enter - but now that I know I just use the number accordingly and it is an easy enough workaround until that feature is fixed.

Please make enhancements!!!!

In addition to suggestions by HawaiiKeiki, also add the actual 21 day menu plan, and put a calendar where you can set what day 1 will be.

Also sharing this data (calories eaten and burned) with fitness apps (eg Fitbit) will be very cool.

The Digest Diet
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 7.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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