The home screen gives you immediate access to the information you need. You can disable anything you want, eliminating the clutter of unused items.
Current progress shows a snapshot of your day, displaying the nutrients you have chosen to track. Tap on any bar, and the list goes full screen. Tap again, and the buttons reappear.
Food IQ gives you the tools you need to manage your nutrition and health with ease. It combines a comprehensive nutritional database to track your meals along with added components to record exercise, medication, blood sugar, and weight.
We have also added the security of offering an optional web component that syncs with the phone, backing up your data and allowing you to enter information from anywhere.
Unlike other apps that are geared only toward weight loss, Food IQ allows you to customize your experience, making it suitable for any individual needing to record health information.
By selecting 'Find & Enter Food' you are brought to the main food entry page. Here you can search for any food in the database, recents and favorites.
Select any food and you are brought to a detail screen which shows you the nutritional information given the selected serving. The nutrients you see displayed here are those you have chosen to display in settings. You will see more about that feature further below.
Add any food to favorites by tapping the upper right star.
When you are ready to add the food to a meal, you can set a meal date and then select the category you wish to add the food to. Categories can also be managed in settings to fit your personal needs.
Notes are also available in case you wish to record any additional information for the meal.
In the event you commonly eat a food not in the database, you may add your own and specify any number of nutrients.
You may edit this food again at any time by tapping the blue arrow next to the name. Delete an entry by sliding across the row or tapping the delete button.
Recipes save you time by allowing you to group foods together you commonly eat in one sitting. After creating a recipe and naming it, you simply return to the search screen and find food as you normally would. Then instead of adding it to a meal, tap 'Add to Recipe' and you are prompted with all your recipes to choose from.
You can view the ingredients of a recipes by tapping the blue arrow next to the name. There you may adjust the serving size of ingredients or delete them altogether. Altering a recipe will not alter past meals, only future ones.
Settings are really what set Food IQ apart from other applications. It is here where you can customize your interface to show exactly what you want to see. You can turn off features of the app you dont want, eliminate specific search results, and even choose how the app launches.
Use the icon badge property to set what you would like to see at a quick glance. Any change made in the app is immediately reflected on the icon. If you have set a target for a certain nutrient, you can even display how much you have remaining for the day.
The nutrient settings are what Food IQ is all about. None of us are the same, nor do we have the same health goals, so why be limited to Calories, Fat, Carbohydrates, and Protein? At the same time, who wants to see information they dont care about? That is why you can turn any nutrient on or off, eliminating clutter and showing only what you want.
In addition you can rearrange the nutrients in the order you want them displayed. This is reflected throughout the application.
You can give any nutrient you want a target value. Anything with a target above zero is displayed in the home page's 'Current Progress.' Nutrients without a target are hidden from the home page, but displayed everywhere else.
Categories allow you to group your meals together however you want. You may delete or create as many as you like, provided there is at least one.
Each category displays its own nutrient summary in the meal details page, which can also be turned on or off, depending on your preference.
We have included 2000 exercises in the database for you to choose from. Each exercise will estimate your calories burned, depending on your weight and length of activity. Obviously, no estimate can be exact as there are many factors that influence our metabolism, but we have made every effort to make them as accurate as possible.
Exercises can be added to favorites to save you time from searching. If you happen to know how many calories you've burned, say from a treadmill readout, you may enter your own exercise instead of using one provided. As with meals, anything saved can be edited at any time. Your daily exercises will be displayed at the bottom of the meal summary page, and the calories burned will be subtracted automatically from your total caloric intake for the day.
Since food and exercise arent the only factors in our health, we have added the ability to track blood glucose readings and medication. Start by entering all the medications you wish to track along with their respective doses. You may then 'Take' any medication thorughout the day by specifying the time and quantity.
Similarly you can record your blood sugar readings along with time and any notes you wish to acompany them. Both medication and blood sugar are displayed in the health summary page ordered by time taken.
The weight section allows you to track your progress toward a specific goal. You may enter as many readings as you desire throughout the day and can also add a note if you feel additional information is warranted.
The meal summary page is where most of this information comes together. The top displays your current nutrient totals for the day, specified in the order you set in 'Options & Settings.' As you scroll down, your meals are displayed by category, also in the order your categories were organized in.
Each category has its own summary using those same nutrients. You can easily turn this feature off using the button on the bottom. As stated earlier, your exercises are displayed at the end of the summary page, again ordered by time. Anything in meals can be edited by simply tapping on the row. Slide across if you wish to delete entirely or use the delete button.
In the home screen turn your iPhone or iPod sideways to display the chart. You can select from any nutrient you have enabled in addition to weight. Specify any two you wish to see side by side then choose a desired color and length of time. Your settings will be saved automatically.
Last, because this information is so important, we have created a web interface at myfoodiq.com. Accounts must be created on the phone and verified through email. Once active, all your information can be synced to the website with the tap of a button. The website also has all the features of the app, allowing you to enter information when you are away from your device.
Anything entered on the site will also be synced back to your device in the same fasion, ensuring all your data is up to date in both places. If you ever lose or must erase your iPhone or iPod, you may reinstall the app, login, then tap advanced. There you can redownload all data back to your device.
Every user of Food IQ is given a 30 free trial period for myfoodiq.com. If you choose to continue your subscription, you may do so for $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Though we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of our data, and the integrity of personal, recorded data, myfoodiq.com and obsessivecode will not be held liable for inaccurate information or data loss using the Food IQ application or the myfoodiq website.
We are constantly looking to improve our services. If you find anything is not working properly or wish to see a feature added, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to meet your request.