Dieters who need that extra boost of motivation have a number of electronic "diet centers" to choose from these days. DietMate, a hand-held computer
from PICS, Inc. lets you create a diet and exercise program based on your age, sex, height, weight, activity level, and dieting goals. At $197.50 for the DietMate computer, a return on your investment should be all the motivation you need to get in shape.
For dieting Windows users, DINE Right for Windows from DINE Systems (586
North French Road, Ste 2, Amherst, New York 14228) is a diet-analysis
program that helps you lose weightgradually and keep the weight off by
adjusting your food choices and portion sizes so they meet U.S. dietary
guidlines. The program's patent-pending DINE Score keeps track of your
progress. Using the diet-, recipe-, and activity-analysis reports,
which can be printed in chart, graph, and message form, you can improve
your eating habits as well as your general health. The program retails
for $149-not a small fee, but worth it if you're serious about nutrition.
Nutridata Software's (223 Myers Corners Road, P.O. Box 769, Wappingers
Falls, New York 12590) Home Health Series consists of Diet Balancer and
Cooking Companion. Diet Balancer views the nutritional contents of over
1700 foods, including fast foods. Cooking Companion analyzes recipes for
nutritional content. Diet Balancer and Cooking Companion retail for
$59.95 each. Both are available as a package for $99.00.