There's an app for that, but does it help?

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Everything we need to know about health is at our fingertips with smart phone apps. Also, now Google offers a new program telling you all the health facts about your food - from calories to saturated fat. Still, according to the Center for Disease Control, about 70 percent of people are overweight, including obese. So what's wrong?

"The problem is most apps just give you a snapshot of one food. When it comes to food, it's your overall intake for the day or even the week," registered dietician Libby Quigley said.

Quigley told us we have too much information, but not the right kind.

"We do become information overloaded. We're too worried about the minutia and not the overall big picture," Quigley said.

People we talked to prove her point of focusing too much on one food.

"I do check calorie content and the directions on food labels," Joanne Camacho said.

"Some of the information is good but in isolation doesn't give you the full picture. There's misinformation about nutrition on the web," Quigley said.

She added Apps are partially guilty.

"They feed into the misinformation. They make you focus on one food. There are a lot of programs on the iPad or your phone where you log in your food for the total day. I would prefer people use those than just focus on one food," Quigley said.

Here's what she said will help.

"I often tell my clients they should only be eating foods their grandmothers would have eaten or recognized as a food. That really takes Doritos and Ding Dongs and some other food we eat out of the picture," Quigley said.

So pizza for dinner, ok. Pizza every meal, not quite.

You don't need an app to tell you that.

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