Great. Another piece of technology to tell you when to stop eating, how much to eat, how little to eat, what’s good for you, what’s bad for you and how many calories you have left in today’s 1200 calorie budget! Don’t get me wrong, if you have NO concept of how many calories you are taking in then keeping track for a few weeks may not be a bad thing. Plus, you are more likely to be aware of the junk and empty calorie food you are eating. But….
Wake up. Counting calories should not be your main concern when it comes to weight loss and health. Counting chemicals is far more important. By scanning the bar code of your food item are you able to see what chemicals, pesticides, rodenticides, and synthetic fertilizers that were used to produce it? Does the bar code scanner tell you your risk of cancer or diabetes from eating it? Can it tell you if you have a food allergy or an intolerance to the food? Does it tell you the glycemic index? Nope. Just calories.
Human beings don’t need another gadget or app coming between them and their dwindling ability to choose nutritious wholesome food. What we need is to start paying attention to our body. If you can’t answer the question, “How do you feel after drinking orange juice or after eating scrambled eggs?”
a. hyper and nervous
b. you go into a coma and can barely keep your eyes open
c. clear headed and focused
…then simply counting calories is the least of your problems. Having said that, I’m all for efficiency and making being healthy easy for people. If you choose to use the food scanner app, just keep in mind what it doesn’t tell you.
You still need to listen to your body, know your metabolic type and remove all foods from you diet that you are sensitive to that are causing inflammation. And remember, organic fruits, organic veggies, grass fed beef, pastured eggs & raw milk don’t have bar codes, nor do they have all the other nasty stuff to boot!