One of the best things about services like Fitocracy is that they turn exercise and fitness into a social game, where you can level up, share your progress with friends, and earn badges and rewards as you make progress. SlimKicker is a new calorie-counting and diet-tracking service that does a lot of the same things for your diet and eating habits, and does most of it right.
As you work towards your goals, you level up, earn badges for good behaviour, and connect with other users who are watching what they eat as well.
SlimKicker is a new service, and while it’s primarily a web app, there’s also an iPhone app available for those folks who do better counting calories when they have the chance to enter what they eat right after they eat it. You can use the service strictly to keep track of what you eat and how healthy your meals are, but that’s only half the fun.
Connect with other members, and participate in challenges, like the “soda-free challenge” or the “a salad a day challenge”, to turn positive changes in your diet into a game that’s fun to play. As you work towards your goals and complete challenges, you’ll earn badges that visitors to your profile can see. Some of those challenges even win you prizes and giveaways from the site. The iPhone app lets you take all of the features of the web app on the go with you, so you can check in, track calories, update your challenges, and earn points and badges from your phone.
The service reminds us a bit of previously mentioned Fitocracy and Daily Challenge, /”another service we love. If you’re looking for a calorie and wellness tracker that’s actually fun to use, SlimKicker is worth a look. The service and the iOS app are both completely free, and you have nothing to lose (and everything to gain) by giving it a shot.