FoodGauge: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the most common questions we get about the FoodGauge application

Why did you develop FoodGauge?

Trying to figure out if a food is going to cause weight loss or weight gain by reading a nutrition label is confusing. We made it simple! A single score tells you what you need to know. It is available for iPhone and iTouch through iTunes or direct download, and Blackberry through App World.

What types of foods will be highly rated?

Foods that are high in protein and/or fiber will rank highly. This includes lean meats, chicken, fish, eggs, and nonfat cheeses, as well as vegetables and low sugar fruits. Many high protein, low-carb entrees will be highly rated.

What types of foods will receive a low rating?

Foods that are high in sugars (carbs) and/or fat will be poorly rated. This includes baked sweet products, candy, butters and oils, most cereals. Sticking to lean proteins, vegetables and fruits will assist in making proper choices.

How does it work?

Enter nutrition label information in the calculator. Enter grams per serving for the serving sizes you plan to eat: fat, carbohydrates, fiber and protein. Pressing “next” advances to the next field. When you have entered all of the fields, pressing, “calculate” gives you the FoodGauge© result at the bottom of the screen.

How do I treat sugar alcohols?

Sugar alcohols are considered like fiber. Add the grams of fiber and sugar alcohols together and enter in the fiber field.

 

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