Calorific Lite by WorkSmart Labs, Inc. (iPhone)
Released: Jul 27, 2011
Version: 1.0.4
Size: 2 MB
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Calorific Lite

WorkSmart Labs, Inc.
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

Important Update: As of September 9th, Calorific will no longer be available in the iTunes Store. But fear not! You’ve got a few options for continuing to log your meals.

You can upgrade to Noom Weight if you’re on iOS 5.0 or later; in fact, we highly recommend it! Noom Weight has everything Calorific has and more. We have the green/yellow/red food logging system that makes Calorific so easy to use. We’re also adding a massive food database, with tens of thousands of US, Canadian, Australian, and UK foods! Noom Weight also has exercise logging, so you can see your calorie budget update dynamically in response to your daily exercise. We’re also plan to add other exciting new features!

If you choose not to transition to Noom Weight, Calorific will continue to work the same as it does today! You simply won’t be able to update the app in the future.


Noom Calorific: Lose weight without losing your mind.

Calorific is a new and simple approach to tracking & improving your diet, optimized for weight loss. It’s focused on changing your eating habits to eat more healthy foods, instead of providing a calorie count.

Calorie counters are helpful, but require too much work, so many don't use them long enough to benefit. Accountability and diet changes are more important than precise accuracy.

Calorific uses a traffic light system to keep you accountable. Just classify your food into Green (Eat Often), Yellow (Eat Sometimes), Red (Eat Rarely) categories and pick the size. Eat an apple, and you log a green. A coke is Red. Not sure about color or size? Use our Food Search. Once you’ve logged, Calorific gives you a star rating - use this to improve.

So easy, but does it work? Studies show that simple logging works. The key is to be consistent. This approach is proven by the GI Diet and Dean Ornish’s Spectrum, two renowned dietary methods.

* Instant Food Search – shows the food as you type and groups similar foods together.

* Five-Star Rating – instant feedback tells you how healthy you're eating.

* Your Ratio vs. Ideal – contrast your intake with the ideal, and improve your diet.

* "More Info" for each category teaches you about food.

* Water Tracking – helps you log how many cups you drink per day

Calorific is brought to you by Noom, a wellness technology company with over 14 million users worldwide.

Q: Why do you have Meat/Cheese under Red? Ever heard of Atkins!?
A: The colors are optimized specifically for *weight loss* based on work by dietician Ornish ("The Spectrum"). Regular Beef/Pork cuts are *fatty & calorie-dense* and easy to overeat; for lean cuts, we have a Lean Beef/Pork/Chicken in Yellow. Eggs are Yellow because of fat in yolk; egg whites are Green. If trying to gain muscle, just adjust the categories.

Q: Why isn't this a real, precise calorie counter?
A: There are many calorie counters out there, but keeping a calorie count is too much work, and research says the extra precision does not help. Unless you weigh everything and measure your digestion, you don't get precision. In fact, millions have lost weight by just jotting down what they eat on paper.

Q: But I need to know exactly how many calories are in this Big Mac? Otherwise how do I know I am eating right?
A: A lot of research (some in Volumetrics, some in the GI diet) is dedicated to which foods fill you more or less. We summarize that research in our colors and Food Search. So you can just focus on "Green" filling food, and start to eat less automatically.

For more answers, go to our support web page.

What's new in version 1.0.4
Fixes for newer OS.

Last version of Calorific.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Calorific Lite is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + The app is free.
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