foodtweeks™ Review #calories4good

by Heather

4873d0d2c088dfe551e115263e94df11d131f768There is a new innovative app on the market that allows users to make small changes or “tweeks” to their diet in an effort to save calories, foodtweeks™. While not everyone is in the market to lose weight, this app can help users maintain a healthy caloric intake by making basic adjustments their food choices here and there. Whether at a restaurant, grocery store, or cooking at home, foodtweeks™ has suggestions to make every meal more healthful. As an added bonus, foodtweeks™ is available for both iOS and Android devices and it is FREE for both mobile operating systems.

I have been “testing” the app for a few weeks and have found it rather handy as cooler temperatures have set in and comfort food has become the main staple in our home. With the holidays approaching, many of us will find ourselves indulging more, eating out more, and thinking about our caloric intake less but with foodtweeks™ that is not necessary.

One of my favorite things about foodtweeks™ is that it does not limit you on what you can eat like most popular/fad diets do. You simply do a search of a food or brand and the app will bring up suggestions on how you can tweek your meal to save calories. This means on nights when I want to enjoy homemade macaroni and cheese, I am still able to do so but I can take a more healthful approach by making small adjustments to the recipe here and there. If I am meeting girlfriends for a burger and movie night, the app will give me suggestions on what substitutions to request at the restaurant in order to save calories while enjoying a night out with friends instead of worrying about indulging or feeling the need to order a salad.

My favorite part of the app is that while I am saving calories, I am also able to help others in need. For every calorie that I save from my diet, foodtweeks™ will donate an equivalent number of calories worth of food to a local food bank. How does this work? Easy! Every time I confirm that I am using a tweek from the app, foodtweeks™ will “bank” the calories and once I reach 600 a full meal will be donated. Even better, if I share my tweek on Facebook and/or Twitter, I am able to double or triple the calories that are donated and this means I can provide that much more help that much faster at no cost to me!

10702145_937577909605733_264467441079281761_nIs your local food bank not currently participating in the program? No problem! Tell them to join the network so they too are able to benefit. As long as your food bank meets 501(c)(3) standards this program is free to them as well!

The only downfall of this app is that it is a user developed database. What that means is that users are able to add their own calorie cutting tips. Unfortunately, this means the caloric information could be incorrect or incomplete. If you are using the app and wish to add your own tip, I urge you to verify the calorie information with an outside source before adding it to the database. This one flaw aside, I have found foodtweeks™ to be incredibly useful and I love that I am able to do something good for my community while doing something good for myself.

In an effort to raise awareness of hunger issues in America, foodtweeks™ encourages users to share their tweeks. To show their commitment to raising awareness and fighting hunger, the hashtag #calories4good is displayed.

So let’s recap. There is a FREE app that allows you to make healthier choices without restrictions. By using the app and utilizing the suggestions you can bank calories to be donated to a local food bank. Did I mention this is all FREE to the user?

So what are you waiting for? Download foodtweeks™ NOW!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Heather Swarthout December 11, 2014 - 9:54 am
This is such an awesome idea! Especially if people are calorie counting and yet donating to the better good all at the same time.
lindamanns February 22, 2015 - 8:17 am
This sounds like a great app. All those little calorie savings add up. I could really use this. Thank you for sharing

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