MealSnap - Another Great Pastor App
Pastors are usually round jolly old elves that shake when we laugh like a bowl full of jelly. Although we may not carry a bag full of toys, we are like Santa in the sense that we do like to eat. I vowed early on, “I don’t want to look like a preacher.” So I work out, and try to watch what I eat; but the problem is that I also like to eat what I watch.
A year or so ago my wife went on Weight Watchers. She lost a lot of weight. I experienced second hand weight loss. It is sort of like second hand smoke. If someone around you all the time is doing it, it is bound to impact your health. However, I found that Weight Watchers may be strong enough for a man, but it is made for a woman. I have noticed through the years that things that appeal to women operate on a completely different system of mathematics. As prime examples I bring you Mary Kay, Weight Watchers, and couponing. There is not a calculator on the planet engineered to figure out the math in these communities. Oh wait, I retract my statement and offer this correction – Weight Watchers offers its own calculator. I stand corrected. To demonstrate this mathematic absurdity I offer you the strawberry in the Weight Watcher world. A strawberry is 0 points. But if you eat enough of them you start scoring, it adds up – 1, 2, 3, 10 . . . In my world 0 + 0 – 0 x 0 / 0 is ZERO! If you can score with a strawberry then let’s do it like basketball – you shoot, you score – give the fruit some initial value. Weight Watchers needs a man.
So to my reverends out there who live in the standard math planet, I offer the app MealSnap. MealSnap takes a picture of your meal and calculates the calories for you. Pictures are worth a thousand words, in this case you may find out it may be worth about 1500 calories. It is very cool. I have found it for the most part to be incredibly accurate. It won’t offer you a dead set number, but rather a range based upon what’s on your plate. I eat out quite a bit so it’s a handy way to help me realize how much I am eating in a given meal. If there is any question, I MealSnap it, it logs the meal on the date, and I can always go back for future reference. When I bought it, MealSnap was a $2.99 app – its well worth it Rev. if for nothing else than the fact that it is something fun to play with at the table. Just another way to get fat and impress your friends – or if the caloric calculation convicts you – share a roll or two with a buddy.