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Old 04-18-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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Best nutrition/food logging apps or sites?

CrossFit Community,

What are the best nutrition/food logging apps or sites? And do they require lots of manual entry from you vs. photos/barcodes with auto-detection?

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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Re: Best nutrition/food logging apps or sites?

I like Fit-Day. Easy to search, tons of pre loaded foods and easy to build your own items as well.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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Re: Best nutrition/food logging apps or sites?

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CrossFit Community,

What are the best nutrition/food logging apps or sites? And do they require lots of manual entry from you vs. photos/barcodes with auto-detection?

Thanks,
Ben
myfitnesspal.com

at first it is a bit of a hassle, but here are a few features I really like about that site:

1-you can change your daily macronutrient goals.
2-you can 'one-click' copy meals from previous days (useful if some of your meals, post-workout stuff is the same).
3-they have a 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' database of user-entered foods. the more thumbs ups something has usually means that the nutrition facts are correct.
4-iphone app.

I'm sure other sites offer the same, but this is the one I stumbled upon first.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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Re: Best nutrition/food logging apps or sites?

Another vote for myfitnesspal.com MFP
I tried some others after using this site, but they were too hard sometimes as I was used to the way MFP did it (as I thought was better).
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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Re: Best nutrition/food logging apps or sites?

+1 for myfitnesspal
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:58 PM   #6
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Re: Best nutrition/food logging apps or sites?

I also use MFP, I like how I can adjust my goals and keep track of micronutrients. And on my iPhone I can scna barcodes and it pops right up. My user name is sapalee if anyone wants to by my friend. sounds funny, wanna be my friend? lol
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:30 AM   #7
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Re: Best nutrition/food logging apps or sites?

MyFitnessPal seems to be the app of choice (not just on this board). Anyone have strong feelings about others (i.e. LoseIt, DailyBurn, MyNetDiary, CalorieCount, SparkPeople)?
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:37 AM   #8
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Re: Best nutrition/food logging apps or sites?

if you just want a simple food logger to help with a diet or something then I recommend LOSEIT app. It will synch with LOSEIT.com as well. It has a barcode reader, recipe entry for those not simple foods, exercise entry and such.

Plus, it's 100% FREE!



Just looked at myfitnesspal and it looks like the same thing
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:39 AM   #9
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Re: Best nutrition/food logging apps or sites?

Just created an account at myfitnesspal, as I've been looking for something like this.

My question, it says in order to lose 1 lb a week I'd need to consume 2332 cals. per day. Does that sound right? I do CF 3 to 4 days a week... Seems like a lot of suggestions I've read on here for other folks more cals were recommended b/c of the difficulty of the exercises (obviously 1 hr at my affiliate isn't like 1 hr on a stationary bike at a big box gym).
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Just created an account at myfitnesspal, as I've been looking for something like this.

My question, it says in order to lose 1 lb a week I'd need to consume 2332 cals. per day. Does that sound right? I do CF 3 to 4 days a week... Seems like a lot of suggestions I've read on here for other folks more cals were recommended b/c of the difficulty of the exercises (obviously 1 hr at my affiliate isn't like 1 hr on a stationary bike at a big box gym).
2000+ calories a day of healthy, clean food, chicken breast, veggies is actually ALLOT of food I've found! There's been days where I'm FULL FULL and I look at my loseit and I'm still 500 calories below my limit for the day, and that limit is already taking into account the calories deficit I need to loose the weight.

Plus, that 2332 is the amount you need END at to lose 1lb a week, if you did nothing else but diet with food, add excercise to it and you'll lose allot more. Although you will probably want to make sure you are eating really well in order to replace your energy stores, so in essence you might actually eat 3000 calories, but you burnt 800 doing CF and END at 2200 for the day.
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