Food for Thought
Because self-monitoring of dietary intake is critical to achieving weight and nutrition goals, demand is high for easy-to-use apps that make food tracking easier, help users interpret the results, and use data to set goals and develop meal plans. FitGenie is an innovative app that uses artificial intelligence to give people their own “nutritionist” that tailors meal plans and recommendations based on individual factors, according to the popular technology blog TechCrunch. And more apps are likely to follow. With each new release, ease of use and functionality are likely to improve, getting ever closer to mimicking a real-life nutritionist. It remains to be seen if a machine can ultimately be as effective as a highly trained and experienced human.