Calorie Counter App

  • HopefulMuscle

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    Jun 30, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    On my journey to become leaner I decided to add a calorie counter to it, if anyone else uses it or something like it I would be much oblige to know its effectiveness. As of now im on a 3200 calorie intake.
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Jun 30, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    Wow, it lays out the contents of what i ate too! This could be useful.
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    Jul 01, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    If I didn't already have my food/calorie intake down to a science, I'd probably use it.

    BTW, after recently gaining almost 20 lbs from being lazy and not giving a fuck, I just lost 9 lbs in the past week (mostly water, some fat)...all due to knowing how to manage my diet when I feel like it. icon_cool.gif
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Jul 01, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf I didn't already have my food/calorie intake down to a science, I'd probably use it.

    BTW, after recently gaining almost 20 lbs from being lazy and not giving a fuck, I just lost 9 lbs in the past week (mostly water, some fat)...all due to knowing how to manage my diet when I feel like it. icon_cool.gif


    I envy your conviction.
  • FitGayDoc

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    Jul 01, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    MyFitnessPal is a great app. Allows you to set whatever calorie goal you want and the percentages of carbs, fat and protein. Also allows you to enter exercises and subtracts those calories from your daily goal. And, it's free!
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    Jul 01, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    FitGayDoc saidMyFitnessPal is a great app. Allows you to set whatever calorie goal you want and the percentages of carbs, fat and protein. Also allows you to enter exercises and subtracts those calories from your daily goal. And, it's free!


    This +1
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    Jul 01, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
    I use Lose It! pretty religiously. You set a goal weight and all your other stats and then enter your food intake and exercise. It tells you what your net calorie intake should be, and tracks it for you. Not sure about the other apps out there, but on this one you can scan the barcode, and it will automatically enter the nutritional information for you. I lost the winter weight I wanted to lose in no time!
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Jul 01, 2012 2:16 PM GMT
    Wow, so far I am definetly liking what I'm reading
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    Jul 01, 2012 2:27 PM GMT
    I've been using fitday.com. It doesn't seem to have quite the database of some other sites but I like the iPhone app and it's easy to create custom foods.
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Jul 01, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    I have used several. For me, the main advantage is like after a month using it, YOU become aware of how many calories are in your usual meals and become more judicious about what and how much you eat.

    On terms of witch one is better, they pretty much do the same.
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Jul 03, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    Well so far guys I went from 175 to 173 in two days, GO ME! LOL. Thx for the tips. Ne more will b greatly appreciated.
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    Jul 03, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    I've used LoseIt and the Livestrong Calorie Tracker. I like the Livestrong a lot more because it's food database is larger.
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    Jul 03, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    I've recommended MyFitnessPal to so many people I should be getTing a commission from those guys : )

    It is a great app. after I started using it I saw the most dramatic improvements I have ever seen in my physique.

    Of course, the app only provides the info....the commitment to use it AND CHANGE YOUR DIET (caps intentional!) has to come from you. But it has been an absolute godsend. I don't really use it any more because I have learned how I should eat, but this app was my mentor. I love it.
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    Jul 03, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    Why does every person I've ever met who counts calories seems to be utter miserable at the idea? Why not just eat healthier over all, and stop counting, and just be happy and shit? icon_confused.gificon_evil.gif
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Jul 03, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    JR_RJ saidWhy does every person I've ever met who counts calories seems to be utter miserable at the idea? Why not just eat healthier over all, and stop counting, and just be happy and shit? icon_confused.gificon_evil.gif



    Well at least im making an attempt to have better habits.
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    Jul 03, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    I use Shape Up which is a free app and had a massive database for pretty much every food ever. It allows you to set your macros (carbs/fat/protein) and shows little gradient bars that fill up as you add in your foods. It also has a huge database for exercises to subtract from those calories.

    I know a lot of people recommend MyFitnessPal--which sounds very similar to this app--but when I gave it a shot, it wasn't as easy to use as Shape Up, in my opinion.
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    Jul 03, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    JR_RJ saidWhy does every person I've ever met who counts calories seems to be utter miserable at the idea? Why not just eat healthier over all, and stop counting, and just be happy and shit? icon_confused.gificon_evil.gif


    Probably because thats what you want to believe. I find when I keep track of what I eat, same as with the money I spend, I'm a lot happier for knowing whats going on.
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    Jul 03, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    uoft23 said
    JR_RJ saidWhy does every person I've ever met who counts calories seems to be utter miserable at the idea? Why not just eat healthier over all, and stop counting, and just be happy and shit? icon_confused.gificon_evil.gif


    Probably because thats what you want to believe. I find when I keep track of what I eat, same as with the money I spend, I'm a lot happier for knowing whats going on.
    I eat healthy anyhow... the people who tell me they're counting calories tell me so in a not so happy tone, so yes, it's what I think. Whatever makes you happy dude, this is just my opinion... jeez.
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    Jul 03, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    thebaddestdude said
    JR_RJ saidWhy does every person I've ever met who counts calories seems to be utter miserable at the idea? Why not just eat healthier over all, and stop counting, and just be happy and shit? icon_confused.gificon_evil.gif



    Well, at least im making an attempt to have better habits.
    Good for you... it's just an opinion.
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Jul 03, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    thebaddestdude said
    JR_RJ saidWhy does every person I've ever met who counts calories seems to be utter miserable at the idea? Why not just eat healthier over all, and stop counting, and just be happy and shit? icon_confused.gificon_evil.gif



    Well, at least im making an attempt to have better habits.
    Good for you... it's just an opinion.


    You know what (I mean this sincerely)? Thank you, you are more than likely right about eating better, at the moment though I am at the mercy of my family's dietary habits, but they are trying. Can't expect them to change their lifestyle just for me. Lol. I have however got my sister into playing her zumba game for an hour a day (n this is right after I finish insanity). My family is getting there. Anyway thx again, I did post here for advice n you gave your honest opinion. I'll have to see what I can do.