So like many of you (I hope), I have a hard time with diet, and especially eating right with my training. There are thousands of places where there are recipes, but its hard to know if they are good, contain the right micro/macro nutrients, and its always harder to find recipes than it is cooking the stuff.
So I made a POC (proof of concept) of how one could keep all recipes integrated into TrainerRoad. It feels like a nice logical step when it comes to getting closer to aiding athletes getting faster.
This is just something I created this morning, so there are multiple things that I feel are missing atm:
- Filtering on diets, such as just showing vegan meals, vegetarian, etc.
- Being able to add your own recipes that you find online (might be a good start to get this going)
- Adding weight goals into consideration when planning meals
But the main thing that I think would be super cool, is to integrate this with plan builder. This would open up to know how many calories are being burned. If a user for example has a weight goal, it could plan meals according to total daily expenditure.
For people with smart scales and smart watches, it could be even more accurate knowing exactly how much the person burns during the day. Here something like HealthFit app could be a middle person for the data.
Now, this is a huge feat. Not only getting it built but also finding good recipes. TrainerRoad should not start making recipes… they are here to make us faster cyclists with their training plans!
Here’s where the whole concept of featured chefs could come in. Chefs like Alan Murchinson could have his recipes here, and have them be TrainerRoad exclusive etc.
A base of 20 different breakfasts, 20 different lunches etc. could come a long way.
Here is a visual concept of how it could be integrated, very basic at the moment, but it at least a start
Let me know what you guys think!