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Hint - An Indian Food Calorie Calculator & More

November 11, 2022
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Hint - An Indian Food Calorie Calculator & More

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The Hint app is an advanced Indian food calorie calculator and counter. Check out how to track calories and 31 essential nutrients in the Hint app for free.

TLDR

  • Using the Hint app, you can track calories and 31 essential nutrients within seconds.
  • Tracking food regularly using Hint can help you prevent chronic diseases.
  • Consuming calories less than your daily calorie intake goal aids in weight loss.
  • Eating less than your recommended carb goal helps control diabetes 
  • Prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies by tracking micros through Hint.

What is Calorie Counting?

Calorie counting or food tracking is the process of recording what you eat every day. 

It is a great way to learn what type of food and how many calories you are eating. 

Whether you are trying to improve your health, lose weight or just maintain your current body weight, calorie counting helps in figuring out your eating pattern and changing your lifestyle.

How To Count Calories In Indian Food Using The Hint App?

In today's fast-paced world, it is pretty challenging to understand and keep track of your food intake. Hence, these days many apps help you with food or calorie tracking.

Most offer food tracking as a paid feature or provide general calorie goals and ignore the rest of the essential nutrients. 

Whereas, you can track your food intake to achieve personalized calorie and nutrition goals using the Hint app. 

Along with calorie counting, in the Hint app, you can track carbs, protein, fat, sugar, fiber, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium in Indian food for free.

Moreover, you will get insights on your daily intake of 12 vitamins and 9 minerals against the latest recommended daily allowance (RDA) advised by the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN-ICMR).

Once you set your personalized goal you can track your meals within seconds using the Hint app.

All you have to do is track your food by following these steps

Count Calories In Indian Food Using The Hint App

1. Select a meal

Click on the FAB + button on the home screen and select the meal you want to track.

2. Find your recipe(s)

If you have already logged this recipe before, you will find it in the frequent or recent tab. Use search to find the recipe, if you are tracking for the first time.

3. Optional: Adjust serving size and number of servings 

Once you find the recipe, adjust the serving size and number of servings. Repeat the above steps for other recipes in your meal.

4. Save and check the summary

Save added recipes on the bottom cart and have a look at your detailed meal summary. That’s it! You have logged your meal.

Benefits of Hint Calorie Counter

The Hint app is much more advanced than just a basic calorie counter. It is an integrated and advanced nutrition app with numerous features developed specifically for Indians. 

Listed below are the top 10 features of the Hint App

  1. Indian food calorie counter
  2. Macro calculator for fat loss
  3. Tracker for prevention of vitamin deficiency
  4. Tracker for prevention of mineral deficiency 
  5. Workout calorie burn calculator
  6. Water tracking
  7. Food diary
  8. Meal and water reminders
  9. Healthy Indian recipes
  10. Indian diet plans

Here are some good reasons why you need to start using the Hint calorie counter.

Food Tracking App To Prevent Chronic Diseases

Calorie counting or food tracking using the Hint app will help you to keep track of the various foods that you eat daily. 

You can monitor how many calories you're eating with each meal.

Each recipe for Indian food is provided in detail along with a description, basic nutrition info,  ingredients,  instructions, and hints regarding their nutrition profile.

Recipe details helps you to learn whether you get your daily calories from nutrient dense foods or unhealthy junk food.

These details help you to learn whether you are getting your daily calories from nutrient-dense foods or unhealthy junk food.  

Indirectly, these features help you check if you are going to achieve those goals you set for yourself and make it easier for you to make changes in your lifestyle. 

Hint has been designed to help you follow a therapeutic diet prescribed by your doctor or clinical dietitian. You can adhere to the following types of therapeutic diets through Hint

  1. Diabetic diet
  2. Dash diet
  3. PCOS diet
  4. Hypothyroidism diet
  5. Weight loss diet
  6. Weight gain diet
  7. Immunity booster diet
  8. Renal diet
  9. Hepatic diet
  10. Diet to manage gastrointestinal disorders

Using Hint along with guidance from qualified dietitians can be highly effective in managing your clinical condition, preventing related complications, and in improving your overall health. 

By checking the records of the meals you tracked, you can see the nutrient profile, calories, and quantity of food you're regularly eating. 

It's beneficial because it allows you to evaluate your eating habits and figure out what foods make up your diet.

Thus, it helps you to verify if you are following a healthier lifestyle by opting for healthy foods. 

Once you start using the Hint app for a few weeks, you will become more mindful of your eating habits and as a result, this will help prevent various lifestyle diseases.

Become more mindful of your eating habits and prevent various lifestyle diseases using the Hint app.

Hint Helps You Track Daily Calorie Intake For Weight Loss

Food tracking using Hint helps you achieve healthy weight loss. It is a great tool for people who are serious about their weight loss goals.

Hint sets your daily calorie intake goal for healthy weight loss based on your age, gender, height, weight, and physical activity level.

You will be able to lose weight once you regularly eat less than your daily calorie intake goal.

Hint acts as a food diary where you can keep track of your calorie intake in the past few weeks and months.

A study of nearly 1,700 participants shows that keeping a food diary can double a person's weight loss1

The study found that the best predictors of weight loss were how frequently food diaries were kept. Those who kept daily food records lost twice as much weight as those who kept no records.

Using Hint app, track your calories and lose weight 2X faster

Tracking food regularly using the Hint app gives you a fair idea of your macronutrient intake and helps you follow a balanced meal. 

Eating meals balanced in macronutrients is a great way to cut back on junk foods and reduce your cravings.

It results in a cut down of foods that are adding more calories, be it excess carbohydrates or fats. Subsequently, helps in achieving your weight loss goals by making the required changes in your diet.

Along with your calorie intake and macronutrients, there are several other lifestyle factors you can track using the Hint app and achieve weight loss. 

To learn more read our blog on how to lose weight.

Carb Counting Helps in Controlling Blood Sugar Levels

Counting carbs through food tracking is a boon for people who have diabetes. 

Carb counting at its most basic level involves counting the number of grams of carbohydrates in a meal and matching that to your dose of insulin or oral diabetes medicine.

Carb Counting Helps in Controlling Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetic individuals are recommended that carbohydrates make up 45% to 65% of total daily calories. Accordingly, in the Hint app, your carbohydrate goal is fixed at 55%.

If your daily calorie intake is set as 2070 kcal, then your calories from carbohydrates should be 1139 kcal (55%) and your carb goal is set as 284.6 grams (4 kcal for 1 gram of carbs).

Eating less than your carbohydrate goal (285 grams per day) keeps your blood sugar under control and prevents post-meal spikes in blood sugar for diabetes patients.

Food tracking on the Hint app is thus an easy way to count those carbs if are on insulin or oral diabetes drugs and avoid eating a high-carb meal.

It also keeps a check on unnecessary carbohydrate intake and makes you follow a disciplined lifestyle. 

In addition, while tracking your carb intake you automatically track your sugar intake and make sure you minimize foods or beverages that contain high sugar.

This is a great feature to check your food triggers and reduce those sugar cravings. 

Prevention of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Food tracking helps you to choose an array of foods from different food groups and adds variety to your diet. 

It enables you to avoid deficiencies and also keeps a check on any missing food group by constantly giving you an insight into your intake and the foods which need to be included in your diet.

Track vitamins and minerals, prevent deficiencies using Hint app.

In the Hint app, you can keep track of 31 essential nutrients including 12 vitamins and 9 minerals.

Once you have tracked the food intake for the entire day, you can cross-check your daily diet summary on the Hint app.

The diet summary helps you to get an insight into various micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals along with macronutrients. 

Make sure that you are meeting the recommended dietary allowances (RDA) for vitamins and minerals to avoid any micronutrient deficiencies.

Limitations

Food tracking using nutrition and calorie counting apps is a relatively new concept for Indian users. Like any new technology, it has its limitations. 

Some common limitations are listed below

Missing Recipes

Despite the apps providing an extensive database to their users, some may not find the recipes or food items that they ate. 

If you are facing such an issue with the Hint app, you can contact support@clearcals.com and request for the recipe to be included in the Hint app database.

You Need Discipline

Like all good things in life, tracking food requires a high level of discipline. 

Even though it is not as demanding as visiting a gym regularly, you may find it difficult in the first few days. 

Once you get used to it and make it a habit, it will feel effortless.

You Need To Learn Nutrition Basics

You need some basic understanding of nutrition if you want to track food without any help.

Usually, watching app demos, reading related how-to articles, and frequently asking questions about the app could help you with this process.

For the Hint app, contact our team at support@clearcals.com or +91 8886667634 for any guidance. 

A short call and some practice can make you an expert in food tracking within no time.

You May Need Expert Advice

If you are diagnosed with any medical condition or have special nutritional needs, we recommend consulting a qualified dietitian before tracking your food.

Always consult with an expert before making significant changes to your diet.

Risk Of Eating Disorders

If you are susceptible to obsessive eating patterns or food phobias; have a history of an eating disorder; or if for any reason at all a food log makes you feel guilt, shame, or fear, then this isn't for you. 

Hope you like the features and benefits of the Hint calorie counter. Download the Hint app and start tracking your calories today!

References

  1. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080708080738.htm

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