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What's better than cronometer.com, mynetdiary.com for tracking diet & nutrients?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Here's my requirements.

No monthly fee

Ipad & Android apps (I don't mind buying apps once)

Detailed tracking of nutrients for deficiency or excess

Able to add custom foods and save recipes

Able to add foods in a variety of units (like ounces, grams, servings)

I presently use mynetdiary.com and like it, but it doesn't have the pretty and detailed analysis and reporting for nutrients.

When I just tried cronometer.com, it was awesome, except that it forced you to enter everything in either grams or servings (like chicken breast was 1 serving = 2 slices, or grams). I weighed it as 5.5 ounces: that's how I want to enter it! (I can't believe it doesn't let you do that, but I didn't see how).

Thanks, Mike

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on May 15, 2012
at 12:37 AM

Oh. I found it: cronometer calls it: Diary Groups Sort your diary items into custom groups like Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, or use whatever custom labels you'd like. It's part of their premium service $35/year). It it also had entry in ounces, I would totally go for it !!

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on May 15, 2012
at 12:32 AM

maybe I haven't played with cronometer long enough, but unlike mynetdiary.com, it doesn't segregate food items by meal. Is it true that it all gets dumped into one bucket by day? (I've been spending all night reading through paleohack archives, I haven't spent much time on cronometer )

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on May 15, 2012
at 12:29 AM

If I switch to cronometer (which I really like for the awesome interface and reporting), I might simply eat whole ounces of food (5.5 X 30 is hard for me). 6 X 30 = 180g (that's easier for my little caveman brain!)

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on May 14, 2012
at 09:07 PM

Since I really like cronometer much better for the user interface and glitzy charts, etc, I might just do the math in my head. So, 4 ounces would be 4 X 30: 120 grams. How hart is that! I guess it's not a deal killer. I will play around with cronometer tonight!

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on May 14, 2012
at 07:18 PM

If you can't find a site that works, then maybe a calculator? 30gm = 1 oz. approx. If the US gov't would get on the same system as the rest of the world this wouldn't be a problem! Good luck!

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on May 14, 2012
at 07:18 PM

I did indeed see that option. The ratios were not the way I think of the Paleo diet. Fortunately they can easily be changed.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

(3275)

on May 14, 2012
at 07:07 PM

In just a super quick eval, I'm not a big fan. It's the old fashioned style enter a search term, then click submit, then the page returns. mynetdiar & cronometer offer live, google like searching as you type. And, no apps. But thanks.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on May 14, 2012
at 06:36 PM

Since I measure in ounces, I don't want to constantly convert ounces to grams. I'm shocked it's not smart enough to let you enter in ounces and then store in grams or whatever it prefers. BTW, when you setup the cronometer profile, you get to pick which eating plan you want. One of the choices was PALEO !!!

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on May 14, 2012
at 05:12 PM

thanks for the suggestion. looks interesting, but doesn't have apps, so I'll keep my fingers crossed for other options.

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A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on May 15, 2012
at 12:20 AM

I prefer Cronometer, but I know the trouble you mean, regarding the units. To deal with it, I just Google it: "5.5 ounces in grams" or "grams in 5.5 ounces" and Google will return the result. I usually keep one browser window open to Google, and another to Cronometer. I can alt-Tab back and forth between the two. For some reason I find this easier than using a calculator or something. Of course, that technique might be harder using the mobile version.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

(3275)

on May 15, 2012
at 12:29 AM

If I switch to cronometer (which I really like for the awesome interface and reporting), I might simply eat whole ounces of food (5.5 X 30 is hard for me). 6 X 30 = 180g (that's easier for my little caveman brain!)

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

(3275)

on May 15, 2012
at 12:32 AM

maybe I haven't played with cronometer long enough, but unlike mynetdiary.com, it doesn't segregate food items by meal. Is it true that it all gets dumped into one bucket by day? (I've been spending all night reading through paleohack archives, I haven't spent much time on cronometer )

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

(3275)

on May 15, 2012
at 12:37 AM

Oh. I found it: cronometer calls it: Diary Groups Sort your diary items into custom groups like Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, or use whatever custom labels you'd like. It's part of their premium service $35/year). It it also had entry in ounces, I would totally go for it !!

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on May 14, 2012
at 05:04 PM

Swole.me will let you enter your food in oz., gm., or servings. It allows you to enter nutrients. You can also add customized foods, save meal plans, and generate shopping lists. There is no monthly fee. Don't know if there are apps (don't have iphone). I looked at cronometer.com and it has more features than swole.me. Hope you find a site that works for you!

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

(3275)

on May 14, 2012
at 05:12 PM

thanks for the suggestion. looks interesting, but doesn't have apps, so I'll keep my fingers crossed for other options.

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on September 13, 2012
at 05:30 AM

I swear by my net diary.

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on September 13, 2012
at 03:15 AM

www.myfitnesspal.com

you can customise your macro ratios, calories and enter your own food and recipes. I have the app on the android and it works well. Lost 33 pounds so far!

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on May 14, 2012
at 07:03 PM

Try fatsecret.com

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

(3275)

on May 14, 2012
at 07:07 PM

In just a super quick eval, I'm not a big fan. It's the old fashioned style enter a search term, then click submit, then the page returns. mynetdiar & cronometer offer live, google like searching as you type. And, no apps. But thanks.

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A9fa2bf11cf5f32d5195d677ff2af197

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on May 14, 2012
at 06:18 PM

I liked Cronometer until it told me to eat more carbs than protein. Now I don't know what to think.

There are approximately 30 grams in 1 ounce. Your chicken breast would be 142 grams.

A9fa2bf11cf5f32d5195d677ff2af197

(268)

on May 14, 2012
at 07:18 PM

I did indeed see that option. The ratios were not the way I think of the Paleo diet. Fortunately they can easily be changed.

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

(3275)

on May 14, 2012
at 06:36 PM

Since I measure in ounces, I don't want to constantly convert ounces to grams. I'm shocked it's not smart enough to let you enter in ounces and then store in grams or whatever it prefers. BTW, when you setup the cronometer profile, you get to pick which eating plan you want. One of the choices was PALEO !!!

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