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Saturday 20 July 2013

Nutrino - App Review

The App website gives the following 'appetiser':

Nutrino is the first food recommendation platform that learns your habits and preferences, to provide you with a personalised healthy meal plan for you and your family. Eat healthy anywhere and at anytime!

Now for the ACIDS test:

You start off by entering some information about yourself:

Date of birth
Height (imperial or metric)
Weight (imperial or metric)
Waist size (imperial or metric); for some reason the displayed size is 1" less than chosen, although accurate in centimetres.
Fat Percent (optional)
Activity level (choose from: couch potato, lightly active, exercising regularly, exercising machine, energy bomb)

After this you set your goal of Target weight (it could be your existing weight), and the intensity of weight loss achievable (or how much you are prepared to suffer); this is in kilograms per week, from 0.1 to 0.5. The App will then calculate your target date for achieving your new weight goal. It will also give you a daily calorie intake, as well as a split of protein, carbohydrates, fibre and fat.

You then set how much you eat at each meal (including snacks), and whether these are eaten out, takeaway, ready meal, or cooked.

Next up are your preferences; this is currently limited to being a vegetarian, or not.

Now you get to pick food types you like, and when you care to eat them. This is beautifully done by dragging pictures into shopping bags.

Neutrino now prepares your individual daily meal menus for as far ahead as you want. Adding the groceries required to your shopping list is as easy as touching the shopping cart trolley icon on the screen.

This shopping list can then be emailed or even bought directly via the interface with an online store.

The App is absolutely free; you'll need to pay for the groceries though.

Surely one of the challenges facing dieters is chiding on a menu that is not boring or repetitive. This App takes care of that dilemma.

The App works fine. It might be worth noting that if you want to change the settings you originally set for yourself, these need to be individually accessed, as the original entry route is only available on first use; this is not a problem, just might save you some time.

There is an option to share information with Facebook, Withings and Heart Age; the usual caution should be observed.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Personalised dieting.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get Nutrino here and support for the App here.


  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.2.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    New features:

    * Personalized meal recommendations for:
    - Vegans
    - Vegetarians
    - Lactose intolerant
    - Celiacs (gluten free diets)

    * Sync your Fitbit device with Nutrino. By linking with Fitbit, Nutrino will create your meal plan based on your daily activity recorded by Fitbit.

    * Hundreds of new recipes that make it easier for you to eat healthy and achieve your objectives.

    Bug fixes:

    * Fixed crash when entering the settings page for the first time.

  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.0.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Nutrino’s recommendations allow users to achieve their health goals. Whether they are: losing weight, gaining weight, eating healthy, gaining muscle mass.
    - Nutrino allows users to log their exercise and food they eat, and Nutrino will take it into account to help you achieve your health goals.
    - Nutrino gives immediate personal food recommendations based on activities monitored by sensors.
    - Health Coach that engages and educates users, bringing the latest in nutrition research.
    - Connectivity to: Runkeeper, Moves, FitBit, Withings, InsideTracker and other wearables and or health-related data.
    - Meal recommendation engine for people with special dietary needs: vegetarian, vegan, pescetarian.
    - Individual meals or daily plans can be added to the ‘Grocery List’ for easy grocery shopping.
    - Nutritional information is highlighted for each meal, offering users the ability to monitor their nutrition intake.

  3. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.0.6 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Full integration with Health app. Nutrino now fetches foods and activities that were logged to the health app by other apps, and takes the data into account.

    - No added sugar diet support

    - New Hello Fresh content

    - Packaged goods suggestions can be turned on/off per each meal within the Taste page in the user profile

    - You can now turn on and off your 3rd party connections in the Connect screen.

    - Improved activity logger

    - UI improvements

    - Bugs and crashes fixes


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