Calorie counting 2.0?
August 26, 2008 2:01 AM Subscribe
Please help me find an online calorie counter/tracker that works for me!
posted by gakiko to Health & Fitness (20 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I've been using the PC version of FitDay for a long time. It has its quirks, but I learned to live with them. But as I'm spending less and less time on my home computer (and more time on my work and SO's computers), I'd like to find an online calorie tracker that meets these requirements:
- lets me use metric as well as US measure units
- lets me add custom foods
- has easy lookup of foods and adding to daily total
- is free to use
Bonus points for:
- grouping by meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
- defining custom meals or recipes
- defining favorite foods or meals for easy adding
- web2.0/AJAX/all the bells and whistles of modern web app design
I live in Europe so I'd probably add a lot of local food stuffs and products. One of the trackers I tried put everyone's custom food into a single shared database, which I think would be rather confusing. I tried online version of FitDay, but it was rather clunky. I also tried NutritionData, and it has the most un-user-friendly interface I've ever seen. After RTFM-ing and spending at least 30 minutes trying to add one single meal, I had to give up on it. I spent 10 minutes on SparkPeople before feeling totally overwhelmed and running away from it. I want to track calories, not participate in a community! (I'm a Hacker's Diet devotee, by the way.)
So, any other ideas, please?
(Alternatively: is there an easy way to use FitDay on more than one computer and share my user data?)