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Fit bit...body media arm band or other option?

I would like to get an idea of how many calories I burn in a single day. I'm also interested in being able to log my food intake using a database. I do not want to have to sync with my computer daily, but do want to use my smartphone. I am looking to spend $150 or less. I am willing to wear the monitor on my wrist or arm. I do have a large hand so any bracelets would need to be a strap with closure. Please tell me which monitors you like and don't like about the one you use. What does the hive recommend?
posted by Coffee Bean on Jan 24, 2014 - 25 answers

High Calorie : Mass ratio foods

What foods have the highest calorie:mass or calorie:weight ratios? [more inside]
posted by Neale on Jan 16, 2014 - 15 answers

I could take or leave the cookie. This has NEVER happened before.

Why do I find a very low calorie diet easier than moderately low calorie diet? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Nov 6, 2013 - 6 answers

In search of zero calorie beverage inspiration!

I'm trying to lose weight, again. One thing I perpetually struggle with is the impulse to snack, especially in the afternoon and evening. I'm trying to distract myself from snacking with new and exciting calorie free beverages, and I'm stuck in a rut. I love Diet Coke, but am trying to reduce my intake of chemical sweeteners. Plain water is obvious, and seltzer with citrus is only a little less so. I've experimented with cold brewing green tea, and I like that, but I am looking for more creative ideas. What are your favorite ZERO CALORIE beverages? I am really not interested in anything that involves any form of sugar. Ideally your idea does not involve artificial sweetener, but if it's an enchanting concoction that REQUIRES aspartame or sucralose, I'm down. I am in the U.S., if that matters, and you may assume I can procure just about any ingredient/beverage within reason. I'm interested in product recommendations as well as recipes, and note that I'm fine with a moderate level of fiddliness, as a project recipe that ends in calorie free indulgence will keep me away from the chips and ice cream for MINUTES AT A TIME. :)
posted by little mouth on Sep 18, 2013 - 62 answers

Quick and easy recipes with calorie information

Okay, I'm looking for websites or books that have recipes that are 20-30 minutes and have calorie information. I found a lot of quick recipe books but they often don't have calorie information. Looking for recommendations.
posted by bananafish on Jan 9, 2013 - 12 answers

What Did The Office Workers Of The 1600s Eat?

I always hear that the traditionally heavy US diet ( or any " traditional" cuisine, really ) was developed for people working long hard hours of manual labor, farm work, etc., so what did the people who had sedentary, less active jobs eat? What were the historical diets of people who didn't haul lumber through the woods or dig ditches, but recorded numbers or did accounting or translated documents?
posted by The Whelk on Jun 22, 2012 - 37 answers

Snacks that are low in calories AND pack a ginormous flavor punch?

Snacks that are low in calories AND pack a ginormous flavor punch? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Jun 7, 2012 - 65 answers

What's the best iPhone app for calorie counting?

What's the best iPhone app for calorie counting? [more inside]
posted by jobby on Jan 21, 2012 - 14 answers

Looking for recipes

Looking for recipes that are low to very low calorie, filling and full of volume, made with whole foods and whole ingredients, gluten and grain free, and lower carb if possible. Thank you so much! I love really spicy stuff too.
posted by skjønn on Nov 28, 2011 - 19 answers

It's The Greatest Mascara ON EARTH !

They no longer sell Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara in the United States. There is no substitute. Where can I still buy this product? [more inside]
posted by jbenben on Oct 3, 2011 - 12 answers

losing weight while writing about and reviewing food

I have decided to try to kick-start my severely stalled weight loss by seriously cutting back carbs. Obstacle: I am now have a paid gig as a food writer/restaurant reviewer and I'll be ordering three course meals in restaurants once or twice a week, in addition to attending various restaurant openings and general food-related events. [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Jun 30, 2011 - 20 answers

Eat X, not Y

Recommend versions of my favorite foods, or alternatives to them, that are healthful, low-calorie, and nonetheless tasty. [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Jun 9, 2011 - 26 answers

How are calories estimated for foods packed in oil?

I have a little packet of ten kalamata olives in approximately two tablespoons (as a conservative estimate) of herby oil , and the nutrition info claims the whole packet contains 180 kcal. This leads to the question, how is calorie count estimated for food packaged in a calorific medium such as oil when most of the oil is usually left in the jar or drained off? [more inside]
posted by cilantro on May 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Free alternative to MyFoodDiary.com?

Friend is trying to cut costs in her budget. Does anyone know a website that's as comprehensive and easy-to-use as MyFoodDiary.com, but doesn't cost $9 a month? [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Apr 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Calorie tracker to use with usb barcode scanner

I have a usb barcode scanner. I'd like to know if there is some kind of web application (or a program that I can download) whereby I scan the barcode of a particular food item and the nutritional information is retrieved. In particular, I'm interested in this so I can keep track of my calorie intake. I've done some searching and found a few iphone apps. However, I don't have an iphone (or any kind of cell phone), so these don't really work for me.
posted by Proginoskes on Apr 26, 2011 - 4 answers

How many calories is a tomato?

How many calories is a tomato? [more inside]
posted by kafziel on Apr 9, 2011 - 9 answers

What's the current best-in-class calorie-tracking website?

What's the current best-in-class calorie-tracking website? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Feb 3, 2011 - 16 answers

My gut is not a calorimeter.

Prompted by this comment, I'm here to ask what the deal is with "calories" as a measure of "nutritional content" (whatever that means). I understand that the calorie value we see on food packaging is arrived at by burning the food in a calorimeter, and that this would be an effective measure of the total chemical energy in the substance. How well does this actually approximate the energy our body can put to use (mechanically, or for other biological processes)? Isn't this measure essentially useless for people trying to lose weight? Why do we put so much emphasis on it then? Are there some foods which have an astronomical number of calories which our digestive systems can do little with?
posted by phrontist on Mar 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Met-Rx vs. Slim Fast

Meal Replacement Shakes for weight loss - can I mix and match? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on May 15, 2009 - 11 answers

How is sodium in foods calculated?

Question about nutrition information - For products like pickles and olives, which are usually packaged in jars with brine, does the total sodium content listed on the facts (amount per serving x number of servings) include the amount in the liquid? [more inside]
posted by captain cosine on Mar 21, 2009 - 5 answers

can I skip breakfast while counting calories?

Am I sabotaging my diet by not eating breakfast? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Mar 4, 2009 - 32 answers

Guinness or Skimmed Milk - which is less fattening?

Does draught Guinness really have less calories than skimmed milk? Wikipedia seems to think so but is that right, and can you help me understand why? Thank you :)
posted by fingerbang on Oct 29, 2006 - 18 answers

Low calorie chocolate bar

Low calorie chocolate bar? [more inside]
posted by patrickje on Mar 23, 2006 - 19 answers

Negative calorie foods ?

Three vaguely questions on negative calorie foods and dried fruits.[MI] [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Sep 10, 2004 - 16 answers

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