In a single glance, the user can see the evaluation of his diet
based on the glycemic index ratings, the USDA and ADA food guide
pyramid, as well as the zone diet. In this example, the percentages
of calories from Low, Medium, and High GI foods are 20%, 24%, and
33%, respectively. The rest, 23%, is from foods unassigned to any
GI rating group. His daily nutrition is quite balanced according
to the Food Pyramid. However, his daily nutrition is not zone-favorable:
he consumes 8.9 protein blocks, 25 carb blocks and 9.3 fat blocks.
His carbohydrate/protein ratio is outside the zone.
An example of high GI diet where 72% of calories come from
high GI foods.
An example of imbalanced diet where consumption of foods
in the Meat Group is relatively high. The NutriGenie Food
Pyramid Analysis dialog gives more detailed analysis.
This diet is in the Zone. The carbohydrate-protein ratio
is close to 1.
Calories, protein, carbohydrate and fat grams are tallied for each
food item, for the current meal as well as for the day. In the above
example, the selected food's glycemic index is rated High. The food
item contains 237 calories, 2 grams of protein, 31 grams of carbohydrate
and 11 grams of fat. The gray and white blocks on the left side
indicate the percentages of calories from protein, carbohydrate
and fat for this food. Each block represents 10%. This means less
than 10% of the food's calories comes from protein, more than 50%
from carbohydrate and more than 40% from fat! The fat percentage
is highlighted in white instead of gray because the user has set
a Fat Warning level of 30% above which the software flags all fatty
Similarly, the current meal's calories from fat is slightly higher
than 30% and this fatty meal is also flagged.
The user has set his Favorite Activity to Tennis in the Caloric
Expenditure dialog, therefore the software automatically converts
the calorie intake from the food item to the calorie expenditure
of the exercise: the user would have to play approximately half
and hour of tennis to expend the 237 calories from this food.
Other meals are less fatty, however, and the day's fat consumption
is just over 20% of calories. The software calculates the percentages
of energy and macro nutrient consumption against the RDA. This is
a relatively low-calorie (just under 1800 calories) diet for weight
loss so the calories consumed is only 67% of the amount recommended
for maintaining current weight. The protein consumption is 100%
of the RDA. Eighty percent of recommended carbohydrate and 46% of
the allowed fat grams are consumed.
Our software also lets the user set his own personal calorie or
nutrient intake goals. The color indicators yellow, green, magenta
and red signal the intakes below goal, on target, just above target
or way above target, respectively.
As far as we know, none of our competitors' software offers as
much insight into the user's diet. Much less at the same level of
clarity and convenience: all analyses displayed on this page are
presented in one single NutriGenie window, as opposed to the multiple
levels of alphanumeric text in dialog boxes in our competitors'
NutriGenie software is for the sophisticated and intelligent consumers,
who appreciate and can grasp the many different perspectives of