HealthNut
HealthNut 1.4.3
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Easily track your calories and nutrients.   Shareware ($19.99)
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HealthNut makes it easy to keep track of your diet, calorie and nutrient intake. Use it daily to reach your health goal - whether it be fat loss, muscle gain or weight maintenance.

Features:

Live Search
HealthNut comes with thousands of built-in food items, each with predefined nutrients and energy values. Browsing this huge database is as easy as opening the HealthNut bar and typing a few characters.

Meals
HealthNut lets you organize and filter your food intake into six categories: Breakfast, AM Snack, Lunch, PM
What's New
Version 1.4.3:
  • HealthNut 1.4.3 is a free upgrade for all 1.x customers.
  • User interface changes (calendar is now more prominent)
  • Bug fixes
  • Food database update
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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HealthNut User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Y-Guy commented on 07 Jan 2012
Sorry I can't see spending $20 on this. I use myfitnesspal.com which works on any computer and has apps for iPhone & iPad which are also free. If I had to wait to input what I've eaten on my Mac I'd forget half the time, having a mobile app is a must have to be really helpful IMHO.
[Version 1.4.3]


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Robeesvk reviewed on 12 Nov 2011
Very good app, but (as I have already written on developer's Facebook site) definitely lacks its iOS counterpart (at least iPhone one) which is the reason I have started to prefer Calories

With iCloud out I do not think it is problem of technical resources, but of profitability. But mere look at Conceited forums (3 topics total about Healthnut) shows probably lack of interest of customers and therefore developer as well, they simply have more popular products.

Nonetheless the Healthnut for mac is very good app, very popular in Health section on my country's Mac App Store, and I hope it will be given some developer love...
[Version 1.2]


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Hbunn reviewed on 14 Dec 2009
Lovely app, does what it claims to do. Clean & simple!
[Version 1.0.1]


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Punkish commented on 12 Dec 2009
can't make custom recipes (check out the open source Cronometer for how to do this), which makes this program (and many other like this, such as Calories 2) a major failure.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Misha replied on 14 Dec 2009
What do you mean by custom recipes? You mean foods that you custom enter, or entire meals that you can select (consisting of multiple individual items)?
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Conceited (developer) replied on 14 Dec 2009
You can definitely add custom food or meals. Just type their name in the bar and click "add from nutritional facts". You can also merge multiple ingredients to create a custom recipe.
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Erichlutz replied on 14 Dec 2009
Also user of Cronometer... Very impressed with user interface and ease of use, and foodlist.

Lack of recipes is a drawback. I accept combination option, but cant see afterwards ingredients of 'recipe'.

Add this feature and i will buy before MU promo ends. ;)
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Punkish replied on 14 Dec 2009
I am sorry but I see no obvious way to add a custom recipe (not a custom food, but a recipe). For example, here is a recipe I want to add for a spicy egg frittata -- how do I go about doing this?

2 large egg whites
1 large egg whole
1/4 cup onions
1 small tomato
1 5" stalk celery
2 T skim milk
1 t flax seed ground
1/4 t salt
1 t olive oil
2 T grated Parmesan

Even something simple as above is a cinch in Cronometer. I can't imagine how this can be done in Healthnut. A more complicated recipe such as an Indian or a Moroccan dish would be very difficult to create and enter in this program.

Please do correct me if I am wrong.
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Conceited (developer) replied on 14 Dec 2009
You want to add those ingredients from the search bar, in the quantities that you mentioned. Then select them and click "Merge". This will create a new recipe (that you can name and assign a category) with your ingredients.
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Punkish replied on 14 Dec 2009
Ok. I stand corrected. There *is* a way to add a custom recipe, as described by the developer above. It is, however, very complicated and non-obvious. Here are the steps --

1. First, add all the individual ingredients to your daily journal, as if you have actually eaten a cup of flour, half a cup of oil, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, etc.

1a. If requiring a custom ingredient, add a new food with its nutritional value.

2. Then, select all the ingredient foods added to your daily journal, and hit "Merge" to create a new custom food (a recipe). This will remove all the individual ingredients from your daily journal replacing them with the merged food name (for example, "Cinnamon pancakes"). However, this action, for some reason, replaces all the nutritional values with nan (not a number). Seems like a programming error. In any case, if this did work, you would have to go in and edit the portion to however many pancakes you ate.

3. Let's say you made a mistake.... instead of 1 t of cinnamon, you actually added 2 t of cinnamon. Seems like you can't edit a merged food. You can only edit its nutritional value, not its merged component foods.

Another gripe -- can't do a free-form search. So, searching for "oil, olive" works, but searching for "oil olive" does not work. Without free form search this program is very cumbersome.

The program also needs something more than just eye-candy and food editing -- it really needs biomarkers and exercise history.

Sorry, but until the above glitches improve, I am going back to Cronometer, which is a very capable program at twice its price (free). I have no problem paying for a Mac-native, actively developed health nutrition program, but Healthnut is not there yet.
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B3rard rated on 26 Oct 2012

[Version 1.4.3]



Physhbourne rated on 13 Sep 2012

[Version 1.4.3]



Edgecrusherr rated on 10 Aug 2012

[Version 1.4.3]



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Mistertoad17 rated on 06 May 2012

[Version 1.4.3]



JDar0 rated on 07 Jan 2012

[Version 1.4.3]



+28

Maboroshi rated on 24 Jul 2011

[Version 1.2]



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Mediaformae rated on 12 Apr 2011

[Version 1.2]



-3

Govtmule rated on 03 Dec 2010

[Version 1.0.2]


Downloads:10,149
Version Downloads:1,817
Type:Home Personal : Health and Fitness
License:Shareware
Date:16 Dec 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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HealthNut makes it easy to keep track of your diet, calorie and nutrient intake. Use it daily to reach your health goal - whether it be fat loss, muscle gain or weight maintenance.

Features:

Live Search
HealthNut comes with thousands of built-in food items, each with predefined nutrients and energy values. Browsing this huge database is as easy as opening the HealthNut bar and typing a few characters.

Meals
HealthNut lets you organize and filter your food intake into six categories: Breakfast, AM Snack, Lunch, PM Snack, Dinner and Other.

Shortcuts
Define global shortcuts to access the Search bar or your Diet Journal anytime.

Goals
Setting goals within HealthNut is key to keeping you motivated and on track. HealthNut's tolerance thresholds allow for flexible dieting - the fastest way to an improved lifestyle.

Diet History
HealthNut remembers everything you've eaten and lets you review diet changes by jumping days - or years - back.

Nutrients
Interested in protein/carbs/fat breakdown as well as calorie monitoring? HealthNut calculates those percentages for you.

Merge
Easily combine various foods to create new items. No need to get that calculator from your drawer and figure out new nutrient and calorie values, HealthNut has you covered. Mix-n-match, enjoy!

Visual Feedback
How are you doing? Instant visual feedback informs you. HealthNut can also display a summary popup with nutrient breakdown.

Nutritional Facts
The built-in food database isn't enough for you? Read that food label and add it to HealthNut.


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