Edwardsburg, MI (PRWEB) January 11, 2008
It's no secret that obesity can lead to major health problems, like heart disease and diabetes. Americans spend something like $33 billion on diet books and equipment. However, according to writer and editor Benjamin Radford, that's not what America's problem is.
"Many of us would like to lose weight in the same way we'd like to get rich by winning the lottery: We'll do it if it doesn't take too much effort," Radford writes on LiveScience.com. "Americans don't want to take the figurative and literal steps to achieve our goals."
In other words, the more convenient and fun dieting is, the more people will stick with it. That's what caused the team at HealthFitCounter Inc. (http://www.healthfitcounter.com) to develop the HealthFitCounter, a handheld diet counter that will work to help people keep track of any diet they're on, including Weight Watchers or Atkins.
"In this day and age, people don't want things that are complicated," said Nap Napowocki, president of HealthFitCounter Inc. "The vast majority of people want to be able to use something without reading a bunch of directions. The HealthFitCounter is an intuitive system that works with any diet plan."
The HealthFitCounter handheld diet counter keeps track of calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, sugar, fiber, protein, and any number of things people need to count when dieting. Dieters can even add additional categories if the initial ones aren't enough, like Weight Watcher points, water and potassium, for example.
Foods are grouped by category, such as fruits and vegetables, breads and cereal, and meat and fish. Users can even make a list of favorite foods, which enables them to add the foods eaten most often even faster.
The diet counter also makes it possible for users to keep track of other weight loss goals. They can create recipes, track exercise, and maintain daily food goals so they don't exceed them.
"We tried our best to make the HealthFitCounter handheld diet counter as functional and intuitive as possible, because nobody wants to waste hours trying to figure out how to work the thing," said Napowocki. "You can take it out of the box and use 90 percent of the features right off the bat. When you eat something, you can add your information in less than a minute."
Napowocki believes that the handheld diet counter will help people maintain their diets even after they've reached their goal weight.
"You can exercise as much as you want, but if you don't eat right you won't get the most out of it," Napowocki said. "It has to be a conscious lifestyle change if you want to keep the weight off. And that's where I know the HealthFitCounter can help."
For more information about the HealthFitCounter, visit them online at http://www.healthfitcounter.com
About Health Fit Counter
The handheld nutrition and diet device can be used as a calorie calculator with any dietary program and can be customized to fit any individual's specific diet needs. You always know at a glance how many calories, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, sugar, etc. you have eaten at any time of the day. The daily totals (for the last 30 days) are stored into memory and are available at the touch of a button. Whether you're trying to lose weight, control your cholesterol or diabetes, get in shape, or monitor diet specific needs, the HealthFitCounter is the perfect tool.
Press release provided by Xeal Inc. (http://www.xeal.com)