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Desktop Diet

By Electric Dreams Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review Staff Feb 27, 2009
Eat less, exercise more: it's easier said than done, but Desktop Diet aims to help. It records your diet and exercise regimen and provides tools for setting and tracking your fitness goals. Just don't expect it to cheer you on. Desktop Diet lacks wizards, reminders, or motivational components. It's essentially a caloric-accounting utility. Obscure charts, forms, and options choke the interface. Luckily, the online help is reasonably good. Once you know your way around, you can search the program's database for information on calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, cholesterol, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Note, however, that Desktop Diet measures amounts of food only in cups, slices, and servings, and not in more precise quantities. The Fitness section is utterly confusing, but it can design a workout, track your physical activities, and calculate burned calories. Desktop Diet won't replace a personal trainer, but we recommend it--hesitantly--to self-motivated calorie counters.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.34


Release December 5, 2008
Date Added March 2, 2005
Version 1.34

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP


Total Downloads 15,783
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Desktop Diet is a comprehensive diet-and-fitness-analysis solution for your PC or Pocket PC. Compare your diet to the more than 7,000 food items in the USDA database, and view your nutritional requirements, such as RDAs. Desktop Diet also functions as an advanced workout log, perfect for bodybuilders, body sculptors, or anyone interested in improving his or her physical condition.

Version 1.34 may include unspecified updates, enhancements or bug fixes.