General : What approach to dieting is recommended on Calorie Count? (FAQs)
It is quite common to categorize diets based on the foods that they exclude or require. For example, the Atkins Diet is a low-carb diet, since it limits the intake of foods rich in carbohydrates.
In contrast to Atkins and other diets with lists of good and bad foods, Calorie Count is a self-directed program, which means that it is created entirely by you. There are no foods that are excluded or required; there are no special recipes or supplements required.
Our approach to dieting is centered around the Food Recommendation engine, which monitors what you eat, identifies people with similar eating patterns, and recommends foods from their food logs that you haven't tried yet. When we pick what to recommend to you, we look at the food's nutrition grade and how closely related it is to what you like to eat. In many cases, you will find the suggestions to be healthier and still great-tasting alternatives of your favorite meals.
Added 2007-06-01 05:59:37
Updated 2007-08-02 19:49:32
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