One of the things that dissuades people from diets is the fact that they have to actively track what they are eating. Most food trackers focus on the big picture and aren’t diet specific, which makes it easy for users to stray from their goal.
Paleo Ranking is a terrific new app that sets itself apart from the rest of the food trackers by focusing solely on the Paleo diet.
Developed by The Food Intolerance Institute of Australia Pty Ltd, this food tracker is built to help you stay on track to your goal of eating healthy and clean.
Concept and Functionality:
Paleo Ranking is the first app of its kind that I’ve ever seen, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when testing it for the first time. I’m somewhat familiar with the diet, so I had an idea as to what the app’s goals were before doing my review.
Thankfully the sign up process is quick and painless; for once I wasn’t bombarded with questions such as physical specifications and caloric goals.
The main screen of Paleo Ranking has a clean functional design that allows you to quickly and easily add food items to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack meals. The app features an incredibly detailed list of foods, all of which are pre-populated with a set rating that determines whether or not that food fits into the diet. The goal of Paleo Ranking is to keep your rating in the target range of 0-4.
I found Paleo Ranking to be very user-friendly, mainly because the app does most of the heavy lifting for you. You have quite a bit of control over food specific details such as serving sizes and cooking method, but you don’t have to worry about brand name foods and weights.
Much like other fitness apps and food trackers, Paleo Ranking includes a built-in social network that allows you to connect with friends and track your progress together. Not only is this a great way to stay motivated and on target, but it’s also cool to connect with others and work together towards your goals.
The only major suggestion I have for Paleo Ranking is the ability to automatically suggest foods based on user entries. Changing your eating habits can be a real challenge, especially when trying a clean diet such as this.
Food suggestions would help users discover new foods similar to what they’re already eating so that the diet doesn’t become boring and repetitive.
Paleo Ranking is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone. Unlike most fitness apps, Paleo Ranking is completely free and doesn’t require a paid upgrade to unlock additional features. This is a welcomed change from what we usually see and means that even if you’re considering giving the paleo diet a try, you can do so without losing anything.
I highly recommend giving Paleo Ranking a shot. You’ve got nothing to lose and it will be a huge help for you to track your diet and therefore stay on the right path path towards your goals.
Paleo Ranking requires iOS 8.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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