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Friend is trying to cut costs in her budget. Does anyone know a website that's as comprehensive and easy-to-use as, but doesn't cost $9 a month?

I know $9 a month doesn't seem like a lot, but it all adds up.
posted by ®@ to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
After a quick glance it seems very similar to Fit Day. I've been using Fit Day for years - free and easy.
posted by iconomy at 8:46 PM on April 28, 2011

i've lost 10lbs with the help of hotcal. i love it.
posted by violetk at 8:55 PM on April 28, 2011

FitDay is great.
I prefer Daily Burn
posted by munchingzombie at 8:55 PM on April 28, 2011

posted by unixrat at 8:58 PM on April 28, 2011 [3 favorites]

+1 for MyFitnessPal
posted by shew at 9:13 PM on April 28, 2011

It's not a website, but a program. I used CRONoMeter when I was tracking my diet carefully.

Oh, they have a web version now. I don't know what that's like.
posted by cmoj at 9:16 PM on April 28, 2011!
posted by Kololo at 10:23 PM on April 28, 2011 [4 favorites]

Or, if she has an iphone or android or pre, there's a great app called Absolute Fitness, that i love. It costs $4.99, but its a one-time cost. (And its mega useful being able to easily update it when you're out and about.)
posted by Kololo at 10:24 PM on April 28, 2011

I like, which also has a free Android and iPhone app called Calorie Counter that syncs with the website.
posted by platinum at 11:19 PM on April 28, 2011

I use DailyPlate and have been quite happy with it. There's a paid version, but the basic functions are free.
posted by lizifer at 1:57 AM on April 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

I use myfitnesspal as well. It's pretty solid.
posted by waylaid at 5:05 AM on April 29, 2011

I asked about this here a few months ago after being dissatisfied with DailyPlate. Consensus was MyFitnessPal, with SparkPeople a close second. I went with MyFitnessPal and couldn't be happier; it's really terrific.
posted by The Michael The at 5:11 AM on April 29, 2011

I used to use Fitday and got REALLY frustrated with the interface after a while. I'm now in love with FitBit which is much prettier and easier to use. I do have the paid version and little gadget, but used it for about a year without either and it's perfect sufficient.
posted by pixiecrinkle at 8:06 AM on April 29, 2011

I've switched from FitDay to FitBit based on the much, much better interface & gadget, but be aware that the detailed FitBit analytics (some of which are free on FitDay, like calorie breakdown and vitamin %s by week) are mostly behind a $50/yr paywall now.
posted by deludingmyself at 12:56 PM on April 29, 2011

I am fond of dailyplate.
posted by wandering_not_lost at 5:03 PM on April 29, 2011

Response by poster: These all look great, forwarding to my friend and will mark the best answer after she gets back to me. Thanks!
posted by ®@ at 6:47 PM on April 29, 2011

CRON-o-Meter, easily.
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 2:30 AM on April 30, 2011

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