You can now count calories through WhatsApp

New UAE-based service claims to be the world’s first human-powered calorie counter
By Lubna Hamdan
Thu 20 Jul 2017 12:01 PM

A new UAE-based service that allows users to track meals and calories through WhatsApp has been launched.

'The Food Analysts', monitored and assessed by a trained nutritional professional, is reportedly the world’s first human-powered calorie counter.

Users simply send the service a WhatsApp photograph of their meal alongside a short description, after which they receive a full nutritional macro report. 

The Food Analysts also use the world’s largest verified nutrition database, Nutritionix, to help identify every possible food or meal and provide a more accurate service than rivals who use customer-generated nutritional data.

The personalised service has been set up to offer one-on-one food advice for health-conscious individuals.

It currently operates for countries such as the UAE, KSA, US, UK, India, South Africa and Australia.

Service founder Veer Ramlugon said The Food Analysts has been set up to take the headache out of calorie counting.

“It offers a simple way for people to track their diet through a daily step-by-step process. Rather than having to manually input each meal or food item, The Food Analysts do it for you… Whatever the desired target, whether it be shifting excess weight or gaining lean muscle, we help you to achieve your goals,” he said.

The service is available from $6.99 a month, with customers receiving a report after every meal and a daily summary.

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