Great concept poor execution The app has a great concept but unfortunately is very badly executed and is not bodybuilding friendly at all it sets protein requirements to low and does not allow you to customise it yourself to better suit your needs. I like the way it can fill in the diet according to the numbers for you to kill boredom and provide alternatives but that means nothing if the actual diet itself is poor. It says it can be used for bodybuilders but not one serious bodybuilder would consider using it.
Obviously the app builders never diet Can't change one thing in the offered meal. Application doesn't consider the fact that people who are dieting usually have big awareness to healthy food. And won't choose creamy stuff or fat cheese. .. the option to choose whole grain brede or low fat cheese is essential. Also not enough vegetables. .. and it seemes that you can't really change anything beside switching the entire meal with another meal that you're not happy with every single thing in it. Besides that nice design.
Very buggy Tried to set up, added my stats, all the exercise and selected maintain a healthy lifestyle. The app set me on a lose weight diet with a less than 1200 calories/day menu. It won't let me select maintain a healthy lifestyle nor gain muscle mass (says I have to add exercise, which I already did). A maintenance menu of 1250 calories/day is barely appropriate for a 50 year old female, 150 cm tall & 50 kg of weight that does absolutely no exercise. On the select your favorite foods, I feel greatly discriminated, as I am vegetarian, and the options for main course are: poultry, beef, pork, fish, no preference. One can only chose vegetarian when creating the menu, but the first impression is if you're vegetarian, you're on your own. The menu itself is at the very least awkward to follow: as an example a dinner of 2 slices of bread with cream cheese, two tablespoons of tofu (who measures tofu in tablespoons, and who eats only two bites for dinner) and 1 cup of cooked turnips. It's not a menu, it's a list of ingredients with which you have to fence to create anything appealing and tasty.
Has Potential, Lots of Bugs to Work Out Still I'm impressed with Dietista so far and see the potential of the app. Unfortunately, it's has a few bugs in it that need to be worked out. There are minor bugs like misspellings, improperly labeled menus, and incorrect measurement units (date and weight don't pay attention to locale). Then there are major issues. One I came across is not seeing how to save my profile if I didn't sign in to Facebook. (I don't use Facebook.) Is it just saved to the phone? Backed up automatically using my Google account? Another issue is how the app assumes what your goal is. For example, I'm just wanted to lose weight, but it includes building muscle mass in my goal. I'd like to see this a little more configurable. As a side note, the features for the pro version look enticing, but I'm not sure if paying for that yet would be a good idea. I understand this is just a 1.0 release and I see where this could go, but I would wait for maybe a 1.5 release or even 2.0.
I love it But I would also love to see more of a variety in foods to eat. 6 slices of bread a day, with cheese? It's a bit too much / bland to me.... I do understand you are under development, though, and I love the grocery list, and the whole idea of this app!! It makes me think a lot on the AMOUNT of food I eat at each go. =) Also, it's good to have something to look at when I plan what to eat each day. Keep on improving!! I also LOVE the simple interface. =)
Great potential, but not there yet. I love the meal suggestions and the possibility of creating daily or weekly shopping lists. What I would like to see for me to increase my rating and upgrade to the pro version is basically two things. 1. Include recipes for the meals. My split pea soup is not the same as anybody else's split pea soup. My beef stew is very rich and has a lot of calories. 2. Be more economical. One of the meal items that was recommended today was one date. I can't buy just one, and what happens to the rest?
Version 1.0.2 -
* Major bug fixes
* UI improvements