Does anyone know a simple way of importing all the nutrition details from ND to cron-o-meter?I really like using cron-o-meter but I often have to look up the foods I eat at the Nutrition Data website. It takes forever to type in all the amounts of each nutrient--even just from the label not to mention the micronutrients? The import export feature requires that imported info be in xml. Is there a way to put the nutrition labels and vitamins, minerals, amino acids etc. from ND in xml form, save it and then export/import it? Anyone know of another platform that allows you to select a nutrition label and import it directly? Thanks for your help! Cee
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on October 24, 2010
at 08:22 AM
I have used fitday.com and CRON in the past, but the only one I continue to rely on is SparkPeople.com - in the beginning it was a great social resource as well when I was learning about low-carbing and then primal eating, and it has an amazing resource of all the usual Nutrition Data info, fast food/pre-packaged options, and will also search a massive database of user-added content if it's not in their own database. You can also save your own recipes and products, and create a favourites list for easy access. You can see a detailed nutritional breakdown of your daily intake, and they have a pretty decent iPod app as well. I can look back on 2 years of eating (except for a few gaps where I stopped tracking to test my own satiety, or was on holiday) - a very valuable reference for when I want to examine how food impacts my weight, well-being and digestion.
NB - As Andre points out, and I've noted in other comments, the SP meal plan recommendations are the usual weight-watchers-low-fat crap, pushing their users to consume fewer and fewer calories whilst encouraging the purchase of products from their cereal & packaged-meal sponsors. Blech. Just opt-out and the resources are there for you to do with which whatever you'd like.
on October 24, 2010
at 06:15 AM
It would take someone with some pretty mad XML/XSLT skillz to transform ND web pages to an format your program could handle.
on October 23, 2010
at 06:38 PM
I just use fitday.com online. I type in the food I ate and it calculates specific nutrient intake as well as breakdown of macronutrient profile. There are other similar programs but fitday.com is one of the free ones. MIght look into these types of online programs to see if any allow export into other programs.