(Closed) Preparing to shed the weight: calorie counters?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1529 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mattsgirl813:  I second this. It’s what I use, and it’s pretty simple to update. 

Post # 5
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
2822 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I agree with the PP’s, My Fitness Pal is amazing! 🙂

Post # 7
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

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
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

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
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with other PPs – my fitness pal is great.

Post # 10
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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 # 12
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@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.)

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