Author Topic: cost per calorie calculator app  (Read 377 times)

lightbeard

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cost per calorie calculator app
« on: November 04, 2018, 09:39:25 PM »

After reading Killing your $1000 Grocery Bill, I was excited to apply the principles of evaluating food by caloric density and not just cost.


Even though we're on a specialized diet (Mito Food Plan), I knew we were not considering the amount of calories in our food purchases. So the next time we were food shopping, I asked my partner to divide the calories in foods by cost. She tried for a bit, but eventually said "you know you really should write an app for this."


That was the inception of ¢runch


The app is in beta and I would be excited to receive feedback from any Mustachians willing to try it out.

maizeman

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Re: cost per calorie calculator app
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 11:05:47 PM »
A worthy goal, but I would suggest introducing separate grading by class of food instead of lumping vegetables in with fats and starches.

If I just want the most calories per dollar spent, it's hard to beat things like generic vegetable oil at ~$0.40 per 2,000 calories. Even rice and beans are more expensive than that at my local supermarket.

lightbeard

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Re: cost per calorie calculator app
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 03:06:44 PM »
I'm grateful for the suggestion. What do you think about a separate grading guide for vegetables as follows.