Post # 1
I’ve still got two months left, but figured it’s never too early to get my post-baby weight loss tools in place.
Anyone have a calorie counter that you recommend? I don’t have an iPhone, and my smartphone isn’t smart enough for most apps, so ideally it would be internet based and easy to use.
So far, the ones I’ve found via Google make rocket science look simple compared with finding a Quaker Oats Chocolate Chip Granola Bar in the list and adding it to my daily intake.
And . . . GO! May the recommendations commence!
Post # 3
i use myfitnesspal. it has alot of awesome features:) and it does have an app that works on my not so smart phone (origional droid)
Post # 4
@mattsgirl813: I second this. It’s what I use, and it’s pretty simple to update.
Post # 5
I really love my fitness pal – its an iphone app but no worries, you can do it online too! it counts calories and keeps track of your excersizes.
this is a great source too – i just found it the other day and you can search by brand or upc number and it gives your food a grade. For instance i checked the turkey i eat everyday and it was graded C- so i was able to click ‘find alternatives’ and it gave me different brands that were better quality. so i can eat all the things i like just a better kind. I thought it was neat.
Post # 6
I agree with the PP’s, My Fitness Pal is amazing! 🙂
Post # 7
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I’ve used Livestrong.com to lose weight in the past. It has a smartphone companion, but I found that it had more stored food options than any other similar site I tried. It worked for me, at least!
Another thing that helped me in conjunction was Subtract The Fat — it averages your weight out over time so you get a better idea of where you’re at and where you’re headed.
Post # 8
head over to calorie gallery too, if you are uncertain about something. It gives you visual representation of what 200 calories LOOKS like, which is how we’re used to dealing with food. http://www.caloriegallery.com/
Post # 9
I agree with other PPs – my fitness pal is great.
Post # 10
I used SparkPeople, but I cook from scratch a lot and their data base does not accommodate that well. They have the counts for all kinds of processed foods, but for something home cooked, I had to search and add up all ingredients and then estimate what proportion of them I ate. It got too tedious really quickly.
How does myfitnesspal deal with this?
Post # 11
I’ll definitely have to check out this My Fitness Pal – lots of bees can’t be wrong! Thanks ladies!
@totheislnds: That fooducate thing is pretty neat – thanks for sharing!
Post # 12
@Goldilocks1107: I <3 FitDay.com for calorie tracking and PeerTraining.com for the moral support–I used them years ago (before I was pregnant) and was successful.
(I have never had a smart phone and did all this on my home computer.)