Trying to Keep Track of Saturated Fat? The iSatFat App Will Help Greatly

in Health and Fitness (E)

[] Boston, Massachusetts - Independent developer James Hollender today is pleased to announce the release of version 2.2 of his iSatFat app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The iSatFat app allows users to easily find and record the saturated fat content in over 1,100 different food servings, helpful information for those who must limit their saturated fat intake, e.g., those who have heart conditions, etc. This app is the 8th in a series based on the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.

The iSatFat app provides information about food servings and how they are rated for saturated fat content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. Many people with heart conditions have been instructed by their doctors to limit their intake of saturated fat to a specific level each day. The food servings in iSatFat are rated from EXTREMELY LOW to EXTREMELY HIGH in Saturated Fat content. The following colors help readily identify which is which:

* Black = Rated EXTREMELY HIGH in Saturated Fat (10.001 - 33.000 g)
* Dark Red = Rated VERY HIGH in Saturated Fat (5.001 - 10.000 g)
* Red = Rated HIGH in Saturated Fat (3.001 - 5.000 g)
* Orange = Rated MODERATELY HIGH in Saturated Fat (1.001 - 3.000 g)
* Yellow = Rated MODERATE in Saturated Fat (0.501 - 1.000 g)
* Light Green = Rated MODERATELY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.101 - 0.500 g)
* Green = Rated LOW in Saturated Fat (0.011 - 0.100 g)
* CYAN = Rated VERY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.001 - 0.010 g)
* WHITE = Rated EXTREMELY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.000 g)

There are eight tables listing foods:
* ALL FOODS (which include a search feature)
* Fast Foods
* Fruits & Vegetables
* Meat, Fish & Shellfish
* Dairy & Egg
* Cereal Grains & Pasta
* Sweets
* Snacks

Selecting a food in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:
* Food Title
* Weight (in grams)
* Common Measure (serving size for weight)
* Saturated Fat Content (in grams)
* Calories
* Percentage of Saturated Fat by Weight (if at least 1%)
* USDA Description
* USDA Food Group
* USDA Nutrient Database Number

Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Fatty Acids, Total Saturated Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using more than 2,500 names (some foods are know by different names or how thye are prepared, e.g., "Egg, Scrambled" and "Scrambled Egg"). Some have as many as six searchable names.

The Info page provides additional information about Saturated Fat:

"What is Saturated Fat?" - Describes what saturated fat is and where it comes from.

"Why Avoid Saturated Fat?" - Provides specific information concerning saturated fat, with some surprising facts users might not be aware of.

"Highest Saturated Fat Foods" - Lists 27 food servings containing the highest amount of saturated fat.

"How to Use this App" - Provides information on how to more fully understand the information presented.

"Access My Records" - Access up to a full year of collected information concerning servings recorded.

"Important Other Information" - Identifies the developer and allows the user to report problems, ask questions and make suggestions; Lists the other apps in the iNutrient series; View the User Agreement; and a special Bonus feature.

What's New?
Recent changes include the capability for the user to record Saturated Fat intake by the number of servings. The information is maintained for a full year. Corrections can be made to the number of servings and also the date. Just click on either item in the Intake Report (iSatFat Info -> Access My Records -> select an entry), then make the appropriate adjustment. By being able to change the date, users don't have to worry if they can't make the entry on the day when it occurred. Total Saturated Fat intake is shown for each day there entries have been recorded; and the detail page (Intake Report), provides information for a single serving in addition to the total based on the number of servings eaten along with the full USDA description and the food group it is a part of.

The other 7 apps in this series of Nutrient apps includes:
* Vitamin K - for those taking blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin
* iCarbs - for bodybuilders and also diabetics
* iProteins - for bodybuilders, vegetarians & vegans
* iCals - for anyone wanting to know the number of calories in food servings
* iSugars - easily identify the amount of sugars in food servings
* iFiber - for those wanting to get enough fiber in their diet
* iCholesterol - easily identify food servings cholesterol content

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 4.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iSatFat 2.2 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Healthcare & Fitness category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization when making a request.

James Hollender, a well seasoned Information Technology professional, has been familiar with Apple products since the days of the first Macintosh computer and has been involved with object oriented programming since the introduction of Java, culminating most recently writing apps in Objective C for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. His innovative ideas have resulted in numerous suggestion and other awards including a commendation from The President of the United States. His EZeeCalc App (a simple, yet powerful, calculator for the rest of us) is an example of his creative ability to think outside the box ... rated 9/10 by The iPhone App Review. Copyright (C) 2011 James Hollender. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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