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.
Losing Weight with FoodGauge
FoodGauge is a revolutionary food rating system that helps you make food choices to assist in weight loss. This 5-point system simplifies food labels and nutrition. It was developed by Robert Ziltzer, MD and Craig Primack, MD to help their patients track their weight loss efforts and gain accountability throughout the weight loss process.
FoodGauge favors food with protein and fiber, and disfavors food with carbohydrates and fat.
Interpreting FoodGauge Results
FoodGauge is a very straightforward application. Enter the nutrition label information into the calculator – fat, carbohydrates, fiber and protein in grams per serving for the serving sizes you plan to eat. Once you have entered all of the fields, press “calculate” and FoodGauge gives you the food’s numerical score at the bottom of the screen.
FoodGauge Press Kit (PDF)
FoodGauge is a revolutionary Apple iPhone and iPod Touch application developed to help you make healthier
eating choices by analyzing the types of foods that you are putting into your body.
FoodGauge assists in your weight loss efforts by using a five point rating system that simplifies food labels and nutrition for the average person.