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nut is nutrition software to record what you eat and analyze your meals for nutrient composition. The database included is the latest USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. This database contains values for vitamins, minerals, fats, calories, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, etc., and includes the essential polyunsaturated fats, Omega-3 and Omega-6. Nutrient levels are expressed as a percentage of the Daily Value, the familiar standard of food labeling in the United States, but also can be fully customized. Foods can be added from recipes or food labels, and nutrient intake can be graphed. The program is completely menu-driven and there are no commands to learn.

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  •  01 Jan 2014 14:37

    Release Notes: This release includes bugfixes and enhancements to the automatic portion control feature.

    •  01 Sep 2013 22:10

      Release Notes: This release introduces the new USDA Nutrient Database version SR26.

      •  29 Jul 2013 11:18

        Release Notes: This release includes new long-term weight charts showing lean mass and fat mass from all weight logs both cleared and current.

        •  15 May 2013 18:02

          Release Notes: The automatic portion control feature has been expanded to include calcium. By designating a food as the calcium food during meal planning, its quantity is automatically adjusted to provide the "Daily Value." This feature is valuable when meals habitually do not have sufficient calcium.

          •  18 Apr 2013 14:37

            Release Notes: This release fixed a bug in the Makefile and added a feature to prevent the GUI from coming up bigger than the screen.

            RSS Recent comments

            27 Sep 2005 20:31 Avatar jozwiak

            Re: merging databases

            > I would like to be able to collect meal.db

            > files from various installations and

            > merge them. Is there a convenient way

            > to do that?

            If you simply concatenated all the files, keeping the meals in order lifo, NUT wouldn't know the difference; however, there is no sort in the function that picks up meal.db so it wouldn't work if the order wasn't right. There is an additional requirement that the different food.db's have to be identical--if they are not, you have to erase food.db in order for the indexes to be remade. Also, the food names are just keys in meal.db, so that even if you added the same recipe on different installations, it would probably not map to the same food, and indeed, if the food was missing, the meal food would be silently dropped. I have thought about this but never found a solution I liked because all these impediments to making it work are actually what gives NUT its performance so the program can start up instantly even with several years' worth of meals. On my trips to the GF's house, I just wrote everything down on paper...

            27 Sep 2005 18:47 gymclean

            merging databases
            Thanks, Jim, for the great software. I am finding myself wanting to record meals on installations other than my home machine (e.g. on my laptop while traveling, on my girlfriend's computer when I'm at her place, and so on.) I would like to be able to collect meal.db files from various installations and merge them. Is there a convenient way to do that?

            17 Sep 2005 17:38 Avatar jozwiak

            Re: Great program!
            Thank you so much for your kind words. You are using NUT the way I do in order to "debug" your diet and subjective sense of well-being.

            Jim

            > I just wanted to thank Jim for this

            > great piece of software. I have used nut

            > for a couple of years now.

            >

            > The easy way I can visualize the main

            > nutrients in foods in one screen, backed

            > with the USDA food database, has helped

            > me change the way I eat.

            >

            > Thank you.

            >

            17 Sep 2005 17:10 vasc

            Great program!
            I just wanted to thank Jim for this great piece of software. I have used nut for a couple of years now.

            The easy way I can visualize the main nutrients in foods in one screen, backed with the USDA food database, has helped me change the way I eat.

            The sad truth is, we just do not know what we are eating and what we need. It took me some short term food deprivation and careful use of supplements before I could better understand the signals my body was giving me.

            Guided with this information and nut, I managed to lose 20 kg and have since stabilized my weight at the ideal level, while actually increasing my intake of essential nutrients.

            It also made me reconsider consuming several foods I had foolishly discarded as a kid to never try again. For example, it turns out I actually like ripe red tomatoes, rich in Vitamin A and C, and I had been stupidly avoiding them for some silly reason I cannot even remember anymore.

            I used to have very dry flaky skin, and something resembling body acne, which has subsided since I decreased sodium, and increased my Vitamin A and C intake. I am still in the process of improving my diet, but the positive results speak for themselves.

            Thank you.

            27 Jan 2005 07:33 Avatar jozwiak

            Re: Twilight Zone

            >

            > Sorry for the extensive comment, just

            > wanted to give an example.

            >

            I enjoyed your comments and welcome you to run NUT if you wish.

            Jim

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