In this age of junk food, where it is difficult to take out the junk, people have started focusing more on burning the fat or calories rather than avoiding junk food. There have been a list of popular health and fitness apps for iOS that assist you to follow a strict exercise regime or follow a strict diet. Most smartphone fitness applications have been designed as your health guide or fitness guide that instruct you to do something.
Now, what if I tell you there is an app that insults you for doing something or throws taunts at you for doing something? Innovative isn’t it? This different kind of app is Carrot Hunger Fitness App which makes a mockery of you for your eating habits and accumulated fat in your body.
Carrot Hunger Fitness app comes from same Brian Mueller’s set of Carrot apps that force you towards better behavior. This one doubles up as a bar code scanner and talking calorie counter. It is indeed one of the funniest apps that helps you to keep a check on the food you eat by insulting you. It also rewards you for good low-calorie food habits. In this article, we shall check out features of Carrot Hunger fitness app and understand how this artificially intelligent calorie counter works with the psyche of human beings to force them towards better eating habits and so better fitness.
Carrot Hunger Fitness App Features
This app enables you to keep track of your calorie intake using a talking AI (Artificial Intelligence) construct. You get assigned a profile avatar which grows fatter by the day as you consume food. You can maintain records of your workout and exercise sessions using this app. Also, it allows you to scan bar codes for quick logging of food.
You can set different reminders based on time for the type of meal you need to have. It also gives you the option to set calorie burning and weight loss goals. Most importantly for Apple users, you can use it in combination with Apple’s Health app by simple sync of the data on Carrot Hunger.
How to Use Carrot Hunger Calorie Counter Fitness Application
You can download Carrot Hunger app for free from iTunes store at this link.
Once the app is downloaded and you open it, you are given a warm welcome with naughty teasing words like “carcass” and “meat bag”. It then asks you to fill up your personal information regarding gender, height, weight, etc. and adjusts the mocks or insults accordingly. These personal details help you to set daily calorie consumption limit. Once this is done, you are good to start off.
Now, whenever you are about to consume any food item, search for it in this app’s database and record it. If you don’t find the item in database, you can still use the app’s bar code scanner to scan the UPC of the food item and accordingly get it recorded.
It will prompt you with an equivalent activity that you will need to do to burn off the calories that you will consume by having that food item. For example, it may tell you that you need to run for 90 minutes to burn the calories consumed with one slice of cheese pizza.
Your avatar is made to grow every time you consume food generating a new insult or mockery. You can restrict the size of your avatar by keeping a log of all your workouts. If you happen to somehow cross your daily limit of calories, it may prompt you for some in-app purchases. If you refuse, it would continue with more ads. It would warn you with punishments like bribe requests or full-screen ads as well as tweets that could possibly embarrass you on the social media platform.
The app is not a humiliating one at all. It just makes light-heartened and sarcastic taunts that could help you to avoid overeating and remain fit in the long run. Please feel free to share your views about such a health app.