Nutritional Software: who uses it?

  • Casanova0000

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    Mar 22, 2011 6:35 AM GMT
    And who can suggest a good computer program or website, ideally free to use, that can help to monitor food intake or look up the nutritional content of foods?
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:09 AM GMT
    The interface is a little crude. But you can look up the nutritional values of various foods and food products.
    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/
  • Halcyonz

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    Mar 22, 2011 12:24 PM GMT
    Bocao saidAnd who can suggest a good computer program or website, ideally free to use, that can help to monitor food intake or look up the nutritional content of foods?


    I recommend http://www.dailyburn.com to everyone and their grandmother. Awesome interface, great food database, ability to add your own values, goals, workouts, etc. . . Website also has an iPhone app that has all the same functionality except it comes with a "scanner" so you can scan barcodes of food products as well. And for some added benefit. . . it links up to the http://www.withings.com scale which is amazing to, but a bit pricey.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 22, 2011 12:26 PM GMT
    Excellent topic and thread. Thanks for posting the information.
  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Mar 22, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    I recommend http://www.dailyburn.com to everyone and their grandmother. Awesome interface, great food database, ability to add your own values, goals, workouts, etc. . . Website also has an iPhone app that has all the same functionality except it comes with a "scanner" so you can scan barcodes of food products as well. And for some added benefit. . . it links up to the http://www.withings.com scale which is amazing to, but a bit pricey. [/quote]

    I love dailyburn too!! Also a big fan of http://www.livestrong.org/...apps available on iphone and android operating systems.

    Bodyfitness is also a handy phone app to have...only issue (on android) is that it can be buggy (like force close when u are trying to update reps, etc).
  • CAtoFL

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    Mar 22, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    I've used a few. I used 'Lose It!' on my iPhone, but recently replaced it with 'Calorie Counter by FatSecret'.

    The reason I like the FatSecret one is that their site http://fatsecret.com/ has a good database AND because, with an iPhone, you can scan an item's barcode and the nutritional info will automatically show up for you. It lessens the need to manually input nutritional data.
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    Mar 22, 2011 6:47 PM GMT
    While it's not free, I can recommend http://www.eatingfree.com. Manuel Villacorta has posted many articles here and sponsored the two weight loss challenges that helped many of us here lose weight.
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    I also use dailyburn and have added a lot of foods for others to use. I love the UPS scanner for the iPhone.
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
    I use an app on my iphone called "My fitness pal." It monitors your weight, calories, and has a very huge extensive data base of foods. It takes in cardio training into consideration too. I lost 15 lbs by using it. My Bf and I love it!
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    Mar 22, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    The Livestrong site purchased daily plate and offers it for free. I have never really had issues finding anything in its food database and it allows you to create meals for things you eat often so you don't have to re enter a bunch of stuff every time you eat it.

    Also has an iPhone and Blackberry app for updating.

    http://www.livestrong.com/
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    May 12, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    +1 for MyFitnessPal
  • in_this_corne...

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    May 13, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    I love www.livestrong.org as well. It's free to use and has an iPhone app and you can use either the site or app.

    A ton of options for pre-loaded nutrition information. It can get repetitive, but it's a great way to get solid results by logging your intake and burn. You set your current weight, your goal weight and how much you want to lose per week. It calculates what your intake should be and counts everything for you. When I first used it, the results were amazing after only a month.

    But...it gets repetitive. You quickly learn what your intake is and it's very easy to get lazy with logging info. But stick to it if you want real results. I'm sure other programs are great too, but I really like the Livestrong option.
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    May 15, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    I know that computer programs have come on in leaps and bounds, but I still think that you get better nutrition from old fashioned food... lean chicken, fish and vegetables.... Microchips may be small but they are still deep fried.

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    Jun 01, 2011 5:31 AM GMT
    Bocao saidAnd who can suggest a good computer program or website, ideally free to use, that can help to monitor food intake or look up the nutritional content of foods?


    MikeRoger said DietMaster 2100 is nutrition software that acts as your own private nutrition counselor. With a deceptively simple interface, DietMaster 2100 offers powerful tools to design and maintain a healthy diet suited to your need


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    Jun 01, 2011 5:36 AM GMT
    +2 myfitnesspal