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What is the best food log for use in the UK?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 11, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I know there have been lots of posts about food logs and which ones people like - hopefully my question is not too repetitive. Which food log do people based in the UK like and why? I've tried fitday.com for some time but I do struggle with finding MY foods on it. For instance I can't just type in burger - because it always goes to a hamburger complete with bun and I don't know what to call the burger itself in the US. Meat patty? Plus I like my swede but can never remember how to spell the American word (can't be bothered to check it again now but it starts with r and ends in a and is weird!) There are a few other weird things with fitday - like I couldn't find 80% dark chocolate on there. I'm sure it is just a question of using the right language so is there a food log that is UK based? Sorry if something like this has been asked before.

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on September 25, 2012
at 08:53 AM

It uses the American definition of carbs (with fiber added) which is bit shit though.

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on June 13, 2012
at 10:41 AM

I think it does. But accuracy is variable (as users can input items into database). I wouldn't depend on it for things like vit and minerals.

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on June 12, 2012
at 12:40 PM

Does it give a breakdown of vitamins, minerals etc as fit day does? I fond this useful - even though I feel the figures are often very suspect....

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on June 11, 2012
at 07:45 PM

I agree. I use myfitnesspal as well and it has most things.

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E1e798ccd4eed67665652941b9ef7796

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on June 11, 2012
at 05:36 PM

I used myfitnesspal.com. It has a pretty decent database that covers UK and US. There have only been a scant few things I haven't found on there.

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on June 11, 2012
at 07:45 PM

I agree. I use myfitnesspal as well and it has most things.

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on June 12, 2012
at 12:40 PM

Does it give a breakdown of vitamins, minerals etc as fit day does? I fond this useful - even though I feel the figures are often very suspect....

E1e798ccd4eed67665652941b9ef7796

(483)

on June 13, 2012
at 10:41 AM

I think it does. But accuracy is variable (as users can input items into database). I wouldn't depend on it for things like vit and minerals.

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6690459d4e256da82d910376ac6c34fc

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on June 12, 2012
at 09:44 AM

My Fitness Pal is the best one I've used, although I don't use it daily.

It has a great iPhone/Android app that allows you to scan barcodes and most importantly set macro-nutrient ratios; making life very simple!

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on June 12, 2012
at 12:51 PM

I use cron-o-meter. A lot of the foods are American but it has a facility to input your own foods with values and gives a carb/protein/fat breakdown as a pie chart.

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on September 25, 2012
at 08:53 AM

It uses the American definition of carbs (with fiber added) which is bit shit though.

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on September 25, 2012
at 03:17 AM

You can find it on http://restaau.co.uk/. Restaau is a smart search engine of restaurants for most of cities in UK. You can make sure you've got the latest information for nearly 90,000 restaurants across most of cities in UK.

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