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    Jan 28, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    Anyone have experiences with the site? It is not linked up with Livestrong.com.

    I recently decided that I am going to start fresh. I want to cut down, get rid of all the fat then start building muscle from there.

    I've started to hardcore track every single thing I eat in hopes of reducing my caloric and fat intake.

    Any tips or recommendations?
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    Jan 28, 2009 11:10 PM GMT
    I occasionally use DailyPlate, but won't find everything I eat there. Or else I find conflicting data on the same food. I get a lot of info from the manufacturer's websites, and http:www.NutritionData.com is another site I trust. I get good results just googling "nutrition information (type of food here)."

    What works for me is a simple excel spreadsheet for my entries, where I log time, food, servings, carbs, protein, fat and total calories. In addition to just counting calories, I try to maintain a daily percentage of around 40% carb, 40% protein and 20% fat. If you'd like a copy of the spreadsheet to build from, just email. I'd be happy to share.


    p.s. I'm new at this, so if you guys have other good ideas, please share!
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    Jan 29, 2009 2:38 AM GMT
    I have never used a website calorie tracker type of thing. In general you can find nutrition information for almost anything we eat online. I try to build a diet around a bunch of main staple foods that I know the nutrition information of and branch off from there, just look at the labels of what you eat. If the website is more helpful to you (motivation tracking along with other people?) than I'm sure the one you picked is pretty good, I know there is also one called fitday.com that a lot of people use but i've never checked it out. Good luck!
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    Jan 31, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    If you are looking for a really good quality site with coaching available too, then check out www.nu4you.net

    This is the site/program I used in the 2008 weight-loss challenge to lose 33 pounds in 8 weeks. I came in #3 behind Ken Mattsson and Chris Ollendorf.

    I'm still "on the program" but now I use "The Daily Plate" from within www.livestrong.com

    At Nu4You, I learned what I needed too about portion sizes, macronutrients, etc. Now I use that knowledge in my daily life. I use livestrong.com's the daily plate to keep myself accountable for what I eat and do.

    The great thing about The Daily Plate through livestrong.com is that you can enter your own recipes and meals. You can also add foods that are not already in their database very easily.

    If you notice several conflicting entries for nutritionals on a food item, just grab the can, bag, pack, etc and check it against the entries. In my experience, one of them has always been correct.

    If you simply want a place to track your food intake and exercise, then livestrong.com's The Daily Plate is great. If you would like the input of a nutritionist/coach, then I'd suggest www.nu4you.net

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to send me them via email.

    Joseph Wicker