One of the things I really love about the Jawbone UP is the food tracker.
Between the barcode scan option, the local restaurant menus listed, and the manual food type in, the app makes it incredibly easy to track food. But my favorite part is the food score.
Sometimes I’m a very healthy eater and sometimes I just don’t have the time or energy to worry about it. I know, it’s terrible, but when I have 20mins to get out of the house, there’s no waiting on veggies to steam or stove top cooking. Sometimes the trip to the store for fresh fruits and veggies just has to wait.
Jawbone assigns and color and a number to everything you consume. As you add the things you’ve eaten, your overall food score for the day goes up or down and a bar graph charts your calorie intake, letting you know how many more calories you can eat in a day. Your max calories also changes with the amount of working out you do. Not only is this helping me up my calorie intake, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve chosen a slightly healthier food option because I didn’t want to mess up my score.
Of course it doesn’t beat consciously healthy eating, but it does help a little bit on those weeks when you get into a pattern of eating pizza for every meal.