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Having recently talked about the Food Tech trend of tracking your diet using artificial intelligence,  it was now time to try it out

DAY 1- CHOOSE THE APP AND GET STARTED

Meet Foodvisor, the app that detects what’s on your plate and provides a detailed analysis with a simple photo. Foodvisor promises to improve your relationship with food with a smart tracking system. Their mascot is a little avocado, a symbol of good fat. So let’s get started!

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We choose the “Lose weight” option. The daily calorie goal is very precise and has to be divided into fats, carbohydrates, proteins and fibre. To analyse and track everything, just take a photo of your plate and artificial intelligence will take care of the rest!  The first problem is with our morning tea: Foodvisor detects goat’s cheese.

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Not much success with a bowl of porridge either. Everything has to be entered manually. It takes time and the app thanks you for helping to add to the data…
DAY 2 CONTINUATION AND END OF EXPERIMENT

Like the day before, the app doesn’t recognise our meals. Entering everything manually is stressful: we worry we might leave out an ingredient, there’s no way of checking the exact weight of the lentils in the mixed salad, how much oil is in the vinaigrette….

 A few hours later, we get this helpful message:

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Tip: to get a better analysis, separate the different foods on your plate.

So, you have to make little piles of food with your fork… It’s a bit much in our opinion.

We decide to stop wasting our batteries, give up the quest for nutritional perfection and continue to indulge the bon viveur in us!