Calorie Counting

Nutrition And Supplements
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OK, There seems to be not much of an active community in here!
I can understand that there are only 24,000+ members, which is "small" to other sites.
At the time of my post, there are 66 members online.
Perhaps not much to talk about?
Anyway, to the purpose of this post.
How many of the members use a Calorie counting web site/app? which do you use?
I have tried various free and paid sites. I keep going back to Myfitnesspal. It is free, there is no constant notes for upgrade, and it is useful!
It has helped me lose 20 lbs. Plus they have apps available that will link results to your page. I link my running app (Runkeeper) and keeps me honest :).
Lets hear from you others out there, OK?
January 13, 2014 | Login to Respond
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Ben Says:
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Our Community section used to be a lot busier a few years ago and then we switched over to Facebook Connect and it slowed down to a halt!

We relaunched the site last year and switched back to our own discussion forum so hoping with the help of people like yourself.. our community will become vibrant again!!

As far as calorie counters go.. I've only used the MyPlate Calorie Tracker from LiveStrong.com.

It was pretty straight forward and easy to use but I only used it for a couple weeks. I wasn't entering all the food I consumed each day because I'd either be short on time or just simply forget.

I was reading an article the other day about the Consumer Electronics show in Vegas this year and apparently there are quite a few companies coming out with smart activity bands this year. Nike and Polar already have one on the market but companies like Sony and LG will be coming out with their own versions with blue tooth technology and also compatible with their smart t.v.'s.

You'll still have to enter your food each day but it will make tracking your daily activity and that amount of calories you burn every day a whole lot easier!
January 14, 2014
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2KLiKs Says:
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Thanks Ben,
I gave up my fb account, they ware getting to personal, advertisements are scary! lol

I too hope more will return. Patience!
I don't know if i want to go to technological in the exercising, it may start taking to long to set up the app's or equipment-lol.
Bluetooth does seem to be the prevailing tecnnology... i like the headphones to listed to music on runs. No wire to intrupt.
January 14, 2014
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Ben Says:
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I just read an interesting article the other week about technology and how it's helping to destroy the fitness industry. Not sure I believe it but the guy who wrote the article, Andrew Read, makes a few good points.

http://www.readpt.com/2014/01/the-failing-of-an-industry/

And I read another article that LG is coming out with headphones that will will also be a heart rate monitor. Apparently they pick up a pulse in your inner ear, will feed that information to your smart activity band then upload that info to the LG training app.

I've never really used a heart rate monitor because I don't find the chest strap very comfortable but with headphones and everything happening wirelessly.. it might be something I'll check out.
January 16, 2014
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2KLiKs Says:
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Agreed, I also find a chest strap uncomfortable (restrictive). The head phones would bother me too, my previous statement should have said ear phoned/buds. I can't even wear ahead band or sun glasses... Lol.
I'll take a look at the article. At this point it is hard for me to make the connection.
January 17, 2014
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Nashvilleguy Says:
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I tried a couple different calorie counting website in the past but I wasn't consistent with keeping track of everything so I stopped using them. Instead I started pre-making all of my meals for the week over the weekend so I have zero need to go out to eat or go to the store to buy stuff. This basically forces me to eat way better than I was before. I have lost a total of 5 pounds in a month.
January 21, 2014
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Ben Says:
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I think food prep is BY FAR the most important piece of the puzzle when you're trying lose weight or maintain what you have.

I'm like everyone else. If I don't have food prepared I'll eat what ever is easiest and most convenient which usually ends up being some sort of wrap or sushi. Which isn't too bad but I'd still be much better off eating my own food, prepared in my own kitchen.

Congrats on the 5lbs as well.. that's awesome!!
January 21, 2014
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2KLiKs Says:
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I guess I'm somewhat spoiled. I rely on the wifey to fix my meals. I finally got her to downsize plate size. Thus my need to count. I do pretty good in being consistent in logging, I admit, I do lack entries on occasion.
When the donut guy shows up at work the visual of how many calories I have had already helps me fight the urge.
I agree with the batch method and envy you for it. Congrats on the weight loss! The important thing is it works for you.
January 21, 2014
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Ben Says:
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Yes, you are spoiled! ;)

I think it would be so awesome to have a personal chef cook and prepare all my meals.

Life would be so much easier if I could have all my meals neatly packed up and ready to go in the mornings and a nice warm dinner waiting for me when I got home at night!
January 21, 2014
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2KLiKs Says:
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Lol, yep... Spoiled. However I end up eating what the wife makes me which won't always be the best. Better than being hungry I suppose, although I could make my own!
January 27, 2014

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