Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Do you use an online food tracking site?

Hello to all. Loved the recent blogs from everyone. It's great to see others posting what they eat each day.  I have trouble keeping track of what I eat and have taken to using a website called fat secret. I use the app that they have for my android phone called calorie counter. It syncs with the phone and the online program. On my ipad, I can tap on the things that I have eaten previously and it remembers them, as well as meals. You can also put in the barcode from any product and it brings it up with the exact nutritional value. That's a real nice feature.You can track different items, such as sugar and carbs, add your weight and exercise and any other goals you have on this site.

When I visited Dawn's blog today, I noted that she uses myfitnesspal. I love that she can sync that site with her blog and her recorded meals are there for us to see. I don't think fatsecret can do that. There are pros and cons to each site.

So I was wondering if you have used any of these sites, or if you have any others that you love. I think they are really valuable tools to keeping us on track and also to recording what we eat. I'd love to hear your feedback. Of course there is still good old fashioned hand writing your meals. That may still be the best way to go!

Today was weigh in day, and I weigh EXACTLY what I weighed last week. Down to the tenths of a pound. I'll take it I guess. Not exactly setting any weight loss records, but hey the tortoise ended up winning the race right??

Until next time!
Thought for the day: There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going!


  1. Hey Pattie! I love myfitnesspal, because I can use it on my ipod, which isn't always online, and on any computer and they sync up so I'm always up to date. I just copied the link to my online food diary and pasted it on a widget on my blog. If you click on your 'dashboard' and then click on 'design' then add a gadget. There should be a 'links' gadget where you can add your link. Let me know if you have trouble or if that's not what you wanted!

    I also buy my chia locally. I know it's expensive, but it's such a good source of fiber that I can't be out of it anymore. :) I bet there are cheap sources online, I just don't want to take the chance. I bought some in bulk here once and it tasted moldy. blech.

    Don't worry about the weight loss. Just keep on doing it, and the weight will come off!! :)

  2. I don't use any program because it is only as good as the "programmer"! I was so good in the beginning at my journal and S/C chart, I have fallen off the wagon. I also downloaded the BFC app to my iphone, but I would give it a D grade. I think it would be really helpful if I was disciplined. Dawn appears to be a disciplined girl, and I mean that as a big compliment!
    Did you fill out Jorge's survey about what we would want if he had an online site? I hope he does one. The facebook site is pretty dried up now too. Bummer!

  3. I use Calorie counter on my phone all the time and have for quite a while. It's a great way to find the nutritional values in all kind of food, even many restaurants before you order. :-)
    Great about keeping the same weight for a whole week.