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Every year millions of American resolve to lose weight. A major component of losing weight is eating healthy and developing a healthy diet. Learning more about nutrition and being able to track nutrition is one of the best ways to do this. There are nutrition software programs available to help people learn more about nutrition and how to apply it to everyday life.
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This program provides recipe management, nutrient databases, meal plants and an exercise log. This program is supported by both PC and Mac. The Deluxe edition retails for about $24.95. Lifestyle Technologies, the company that developed this software, offers technical support to those using the software by phone or email.
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Diet Power 4.4
This program includes an eating coach, the ability to monitor metabolic rate and a variety of support options. It includes a food log with color-code options showing what is more healthy and information concerning the most popular chain food restaurants. This program is supported by Windows 2000, XP and Vista, and costs $29.99.
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This nutrition software program provides users with both short term and long term management for their fitness goals and diet goals. Nutrinote offers nutrient composition of the person's diet and its association to specific health indicators, customizable charts and graphs and a food nutrient and recipe database. This program is only supported by PC and retails for $39.95.
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Kathleen's Diet Planner 14.6
This nutrition computer program includes a nutrient database to help users make the best choices for their diet. It also includes exercise and food logs and a photo album where users can post their before and after photos to help track their progress. This program is for PC and retails for about $72.00.
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This program includes the features that most nutrition programs have, such as information on foods and nutrients, and ways to track progress, but it also have a feature that allows users to track their feelings and moods. The feeling and mood feature is intended to help users determine if there are any patterns that result in them overeating. This program has a website associated with it that includes numerous articles about nutrition and health. Fit Day retails for $29.95.
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Diet Organizer 2.4
This software offers users the ability to plan their activity and food every day of the month with its calender. There is a spreadsheet the users can update during each day to keep track of how many calories they have left to consume for the day. It can also track blood pressure, body measurements and weight. Diet Organizer 2.4 retails for $39.95.
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Diet Pro 2.0
This nutrition computer program includes 700 recipes, meal planning, and body measurement and weight tracking. Users are able to follow popular diet plans, such as South Beach, Atkins, Body for Life and Zone. This retails for $64.95.
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This program includes calorie and fat information recommended by the American Heart Association. It is also compatible with Weight Watchers and other popular commercial diets. It retails for $39.95.
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This program offers users the ability to track their weight, menu building, and other features that are common with nutrition programs, such as health and nutrition information. The developer, CMC Enterprises, also offers tutorials so that users can learn to navigate the software. It retails for $19.95.
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This program is primarily a menu management and food database. It does not offer tracking abilities, but does offer users the chance to learn more about foods and nutrition to help them develop a healthy diet that is right for their individual lifestyle. It retails for $49.00.
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TopTenReviews. (2010). 2010 Nutrition Software Review Product Comparisons. Retrieved on August 24, 2010 from TopTenReviews: http://nutrition-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
Nutrition Software Directory. (2010). General Nutrition. Retrieved on August 24, 2010 from the Nutrition Software Directory: http://nutritionsoftware.org/general-nutrition
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