Great app when eating out! 4/5
This app is great to search local restaurants that have your diet restrictions. I also like seeing the calorie count so I can add it my meal plan and make sure I am on track. The only thing I didn’t like were the photos... defiantly do not match what is served.
Got potential 3/5
By Your Humble Correspondent
This could become a very helpful app, but it needs more development. In particular it could you some learning capabilities (I like seafood but avoid pizza, and anyone looking over my shoulder as I used the app would’ve gathered that but the algorithm didn’t).
One major issue that I expect will be solved over time is the over reliance on stock photos. If you’re going to use the same model as a dating app, then you must concede that it’s inappropriate for everyone on it to post pictures of fitness champs and claim they’re you.
On the positive side, I was happy to find that the app knows just as much about menus in my suburban county as it does about those in the city where I work.
Minor nit: I couldn’t log in via Facebook, but maybe that’s a good thing these days.
Unique angle to dining out 4/5
By Donny K M
A clever app that frames eating out in a unique new light. In a smaller city where there is smaller scale in restaurants and users, a number of establishments are lacking. But this can change as more adopt this way of approaching what to eat where, within a nutritional lens.
A minor issue was the swiping motion: success rate in swiping left or right but low, so resorted to the red X or green checkmark. Otherwise, interface is sleek and has a quick response overall.
Healthy Eating 4/5
First off, the concept of this app is absolutely fabulous. As an avid health & fitness nut, I constantly watch my diet. Some might say my diet is restrictive but its what fits my lifestyle!
I love how this app provides specific plates versus restaurant suggestions based on type of food. It’s a great idea if you like to try new restaurants with plates that will fit your macros (or diet).
There is an interactive option which yields recipes from the community. It’s a great way to implement new recipes into your cooking while also seeing that an average person can cook easy, healthy food! Not only do users provide recipes, but also little health and wellness tips!
There is remarkable versatility in this app, all of which pertains to a healthy lifestyle. Recipes, weight recording, & MEALS!
One thing that could be fixed is accurate photos of the meal suggestions. Overall, it is very user friendly and the concept is beneficial to people who care about the food they eat.
Find Restaurants & Recipes that Suit Your Lifestyle 5/5
All of us have a certain food preference for one reason or another - low carb, gluten free, vegan, etc. - in today’s world. Focus on diet and wellness is on the rise, and if you’re looking to stick to your diet plan - this app is super convenient. Nice platform and easy to use, allows you to enter all your personal information (gender, height, weight and weight goals) in addition to diet preference. Once you do that you are supplied with a list of different restaurants near you that are serving food within your diet preference AND you can also snag some of the recipes, which is nice. I dig this app so far and will continue to use alongside MyFitnessPal while keeping track of my calories and exercise. Seamless interface.
Great concept but need some work 3/5
By Muzzamil Ayaz
Great pictures 5 stars
this gives you an idea of what the dish is, even though it not from the restaurant it’s great.
Diets offered 2 stars
This is obviously bias but there are some limitations with the diets that limit my options. Adding in pescatarian, halal, kosher can help increase the interest to a bigger base. I understand it will take some time to get there.
Restaurant/meals offered 2.5 stars
After you start swiping the same type of restaurants show up with the same meals I was expecting more options in fact I know of more options in my area that could have been added. There should also be a way to search for a restaurant and see what they have
Aesthetic of the app 5 stars
App has a great look and feel to it. It’s easy to use and it makes it easy to pick good meals. They should have some sort of social media aspect added to it but it’s great looking app.
A must have for vegans/vegetarians! 4/5
There are a lot of things that are promising about this app, that with a few updates and perfecting the functionality, could prove to make this app a necessity for anyone who’s trying to be conscious in their diets.
This app has so many different options for so many different lifestyles, and the customization is definitely a huge pro. For me personally, I am a vegetarian who is looking to lose a few pounds. This can be hard sometimes with such a busy lifestyle. I usually find myself eating pasta or other high carb, high calorie options when I go out to eat, and usually at the same restaurants.
HowUDish makes it easier for me to turn around that bad habit, even with my heavy dietary restrictions. It was so simple and took under two minutes to customize my diet and start getting option suggestions.
I love the “tinder-esque” swipe left swipe right layout that is provided for the meals. It makes it very simple to select and save the meals that I like and the meals that I don’t like. It even provides where I can get this meal locally, the nutrition of the content, and photos of the meal (although it would be REALLY cool if the photos were of the actual meals from the establishments listed).
There’s a progress tab that allows me to track my weight loss progress, eliminating the need for the other apps that I used to use that were SOLELY for tracking calories and tracking weight loss.
The only issue I had was that once I swiped that I didn’t like a food option, it continued to pop up on my feed as an option. Sometimes, dishes would pop up two or three times in a row. I’d love to see more different and more “out of the box” vegetarian options, and less of the same dishes popping up in my feed.
Overall though, this app is awesome. Even for the times when we can’t decide what we want to eat or where we want to eat out, I’ll whip out this app and maybe even find some new dishes and new restaurants to try out!
I can’t wait to see what the updates bring to this app, HowUDish is something to be excited about!
Food Freedom 5/5
Being on a diet of maintaining a certain lifestyle can make eating out feel like cheating or can derail all your hard work. This app changes all that! I felt like this app helped me stay in control while enjoying a bite away from home. The community aspect was great! Highly recommend for anyone who cares about what they eat!
Get this app!! 4/5
This is an app I was hoping would come out one day--and voila! Here it is! Whether I've been focusing on adding particular foods or excluding others, there are times it is it SO challenging to come up with ideas for what/where to eat. This app has all of the dietary options I've gone through in the past, which is fabulous--and it can only get better from here!
The social aspect within the app is really great to bounce ideas off others and find what's working well for them. The developer is also on the feed getting feedback and gathering ideas for future tweaks and additions, so I'm very impressed with that.
I'm excited to be able to add actual food photos from locations! I'm especially looking forward to being able to add restaurant and dish suggestions to the app, and to search on a map (on my way home, running errands, etc.) instead of searching by dish first.
Definitely recommend this app!!
A dietitian’s perspective 4/5
HowUDish is a unique app that helps you find dishes that fit with your diet and lifestyle. I enjoy the notification reminders that suggest different dishes for you to try. Since this app is new, dishes are limited. I was unable to find dishes for a gluten free and high protein diet in my area. I was only able to select a balanced diet. The pictures shown do not look like the ones from the restaurants, so it would be nice to see actual pictures. Also, I’m unsure how accurate or where the nutrition info is coming from. Overall, this app is a great tool to use for someone who is traveling or starting a new diet and trying to find places to eat. I think with some adjustments and additions this app will be very helpful for many people.
Making Dieting More Fun! 5/5
Whether I run out of time to cook or just want someone else’s kitchen to get messy, eating out tends to happen more than it should. With help from HowUDish, it is now significantly easier for me to find local dishes that meet my diet criteria. As a bonus, it introduces me to interesting recipes and new restaurants. The social feed from other users of the app is fun to read if I’m waiting for takeout or eating solo. I’m trying not to use cheat mode very often but it’s great that I can! Really the only thing I might change is the photo accuracy - while the pictures are gorgeous, they don’t always match the dish exactly. Overall a great tool for a really diverse audience, and I’m looking forward to using it even more often when I travel. Keep up the great work!
Considers vegans and vegetarians!! 5/5
After trying out a couple of diet and nutrition apps, I must say, HowUdish come out tops. The fact that vegans and vegetarians are considered in the app really amazes me. Since we seem to be minority, only few apps consider us when a general app is developed. So far so good, I have been able to set and monitor my meals and nutrition goals.
I know what to eat, when to eat a particular diet, and what to avoid. I can also save my favourite meals for next time. If you will like to keep your diet on track, HowUdish is just the perfect app you need.
App has lots of potential - GlutenFreeGal 3/5
This app has the starting of something really great. It has the ability, or will soon, to find all the restaurants in your area that fit your specific diet, ie: low cal, gluten free, etc. Right now all the pictures that come up to show a specific food item are stock photos and are not actually from the restaurant you are looking up, they are general photos that the algorithm has found. I found this to be a problem personally because I can only guess what my meal might look like, not to mention, the same photos come up time after time and gets a little boring. Though people are invited to upload their own photos, so I am assuming that when enough photos come through, they might take place for the stock ones.
Also, even though restaurants come up showing they have gluten free food items, there is no particular safety attached to that and to someone with celiac disease like myself, means the food is gluten friendly not gluten free most likely. But it does give me a better idea of gluten free items restaurants offer so from there I can always call and check up to see how safe the actual restaurant is. And as of yet, it is not a complete compilation of restaurants in your area but I’m sure in time that will change as more are added.
I do think it’s convenient having a basic idea of the nutrition scale attached to each item, but again, this isn’t for that specific recipe, it is a generality based on a recipe the algorithm found, I believe. So, the nutrition information might not be as precise as it looks and should be taken with a grain of salt.
Overall the idea is great but I think the app has some work to do in order for it to really take off. I will check back with the app at a later time and see how it has evolved.
A Dish & Restaurant for Every Preference 5/5
I’m not on a super strict diet but I often have really specific cravings. Sometimes all I want is a plate full of perfectly cooked veggies. Sometimes I want a more normal balanced meal. HowUDish has shown me specific dishes based on those preferences at restaurants near me that I didn’t even know about! So yep this is good if you are on a specific diet and want to eat out, but it’s good for everyday use for those of us who just have a specific craving going on!
Lose IT🎄🎄 5/5
By Sergey VLKewer
It is the best program of its type. After a bit of experimentation I find it flawless, efficient and accurate. Good job!🌷🌷🌷🌷🎄🌾🌾
Very nifty app to get new recipes 5/5
Cool to see what other people are up too
Lost 10 lb, and ties into Fitbit perfectly. Starts to know your preferences and makes it easier every time you use it!
Great Tool for Accountability 5/5
By Lottie 2311/1577
Tracking food is essential for me to lose weight and so easy with Lose It. Also, the goal aspect of the app motivates me to stick with it.
The best for encouragement!!!! And Tracking!!!! 5/5
By Darius Sakid26899
Love the app!!! I've lost 40 pounds!!! Great for encouragement and keeping your weight loss organized and going forward.
Excellent App 5/5
Have used this for several years now. It's definitely helped track calories and weight. I've lost 38 lbs and this app was a big part of it. Yay! #Winning.
Great app 5/5
Very easy to use and stay on track with. I've lost 121 pounds in the past 190 days. The more effort you put into this app, the more benefits you will receive.
Great way to lose weight I lost 20lbs 5/5
I went to nutritionist, but that didn't help so I looked through the App Store and came across this app which helped me lose 20lbs
It works. 5/5
I find that the accountability is a necessity- frequently I'm surprised by the numbers. It becomes simple math - calories in vs calories out. Very useful app.
This is an excellent app for staying conscious of and motivating healthy eating. It has been central in my success at losing over 35 pounds I 6 months.
Reliable! Easy to use! 5/5
Incredible app, easy to use, been using everyday for over a year and never have had a problem! Impressive
By Lucas Freiter//3455
Great capacity to create new food, vast database of restraints and groceries, and helpful charts to visualize results.
Excellent App! 5/5
This app is great it has assisted me over the last 6-8 months to track and make smart choices each and every day.
Right tool for the job 5/5
Great app and easy to use. It provides the feedback I need. Great tool once I committed to losing weight.
Excellent app 5/5
This app has help me a lot to stay focus and lose the weight. It has done that and more. Keep adding more foods!!!
Lose it 5/5
This is a very easy to use app that helped me lose the weight very easily. It has also inspired my family to join along.
Comprehensive database 5/5
For a free app, this has a more complete data base of foods than the much more expensive weight watchers.
Need metric system but great 5/5
Very helpful app it really came in handy when I set my goal to lose wight. Best one on the appstore
2 Years! 5/5
I've been using LoseIt for over two years. It not only helped me to meet my goals, but to maintain and further improve.
Amazing app!!! 5/5
This app is amazing I recommend it for everyone who wants to lose weight I started 2 weeks ago and lost 4 pounds!
Get it! 5/5
I lost 25 lbs with this app. It's easy enough to use and once you log in food and add your own recipes its even better !
Sooo Helpful 5/5
This app has helped me do everything I need in order to accomplish my goal of eating and living healthy. I love it.
What You Don't Know = POUNDS 5/5
With lose it....you now know reality and can do something about it! It's the friend/coach you need!
Great app!! 5/5
I have had great success with this app. In fact I recommend this app to my patients who need help with their weight.
Great app! 5/5
After searching for hours, this app has seem to be the most useful! It's very easy to track progress and daily goals!
Didn’t know I needed this app! 5/5
As someone who is trying to lose weight and maintain a high protein diet, I didn’t realize how much I needed this app! Finding things to eat when I’m downtown can be difficult, so it’s nice to know what kinds of macros I’m committing to before I step into the restaurant. The ads can be a little annoying, but they haven’t really impeded my use of the app so far. Definitely recommend this app for people who like to eat out but are trying to stick with a diet - it’s a lifesaver.
Love lose it 5/5
Lose it has helped me lose 60 pounds in 4 months by keeping me honest. Much better then carrying around a notebook.
Love this ap! 5/5
Makes it super easy to be accountable of what you're eating and what you're burning with exercise. Wonderful tool.
My daily partner 5/5
Once I applied myself to use this daily, it has definitely helped me in monitoring my intake and losing weight.
There is nothing that helps lose weight more than this app! It has become a ritual as firmly ingrained as my morning coffee!
Lose weight! 5/5
I have lost 20 lbs with this app-- it is so user friendly that's it is really hard not to use it on a daily basis!!
17 lbs lost so far 5/5
You really have to be honest and enter all the food you eat. If you do , I guarantee you will lose the weight
Great App - Needs More Restaurant Participation 4/5
This app is the best dieting/food app I’ve used. User interface is easy to use and responsive, appealing to look at, and it is the first dieting app I’ve used that doesn’t make you feel like you are starving yourself to death. Only thing keeping the app from 5 stars is the number of restaurants/food options in my area. I live outside of a medium sized metropolitan area and there are very few restaurants/dish options in my area. Hopefully this will change as the app gains in popularity. Otherwise, I’d highly recommend!
Very cool idea, needs pictures and data 4/5
This is a killer idea for an app. It’s an easy way to find restaurant food on a diet—a task that’s usually an unpleasant grind. Perusing menus is fun; figuring out what you can’t have on them isn’t. This app gives you some choices to look forward to before you even get to the restaurant. I love the way the dishes are presented when you’re cold-searching in your area. They come up like matches on a dating site, and you can like or dislike them to save your picks for later.
Living in Charleston, I was also pleasantly surprised to see that a LOT of restaurants in my area are represented, not just the chains or usual suspects. We have a high count of tremendous eateries here, and I wouldn’t give a food app the time of day of it didn’t tap into the local array. I trust that as the app is developed further, even more will pop up.
I like the social dynamic of the app, whereby you can check out the dishes and leave photos and reviews of them (and see what others have done, as well). The recipe section seems unnecessary and redundant—there are plenty of recipe apps out there, but not many dedicated to dining out on a diet. I think the developers should focus more on getting that part right.
I’m on WeightWatchers—actually, I use a different knock-off app these days that works a lot like WeightWatchers—so it’s good to be able to view the nutritional information on each item. However, that data is kind of a guessing game. The nutritional stats are pulled from somewhere else; they aren’t actually based on the recipe the restaurant itself uses. So a clam chowder from one restaurant may vary greatly in its caloric value from that of another, but the app can’t always discern this and thus will recommend them equally. Thus it’s impossible to glean a real “points value” on anything.
The biggest weakness HowUDish currently suffers from is a lack of pictures. Not only are many of the pictures of dishes stock photos, a lot of them aren’t even pictures of the dish being recommended. This app seems like something restaurants would be eager to participate in as it rises in popularity—hopefully they would supply the creators with photos and more accurate nutritional information to drum up business.
All-in-all, I’m going to be using this bad boy in the future a lot. I look forward to seeing where it goes.
Nutritional value at your fingertips 4/5
As a GF family, it’s nice to see what options are available at restaurants around us. This app provides a nice change of pace from searching the menus before we try anywhere new. I also love that they show basic nutritional value for the dishes. It’s always something I wonder about when dining out. Another great feature is that the app shows you breakfast, lunch and dinner options based on the time of day you’re swiping.
The app itself is easy to use and fairly intuitive.
Good, not great. 3/5
I wish I could give this 3.5 stars because that would be more accurate. Overall, the app is pretty useful. I enjoy the appetizing pictures and the ability to choose low carb options. This definitely offers an advantage over reading through nutrition facts guides and trying to sift through everything to find low-carb options. Some aspects of it were a little confusing. For instance, there were some items that were labeled as both low carb and cheat items. How is it cheating if it’s still low carb? Some of the calorie counts seemed a little low. However, there is a wide range of menu options provided, and I like that it features dishes from local restaurants instead of just chains. I’m wondering if the restaurant owners could be contacted to get more accurate calorie counts, since the ones given on the app seem a little low?