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Old 11-02-2009, 05:08 PM   #1
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Hi all, Im new to this site and have decided to give calorie counting a go. So far i have been on WW and lost 31 lbs, which is great but im tired of paying for my online membership wich provides me the same info i can get on other sites for free. Any suggestions for online calorie counting and fitness Ect....
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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I am pretty old school but love calorie counting. I count my nuts and measure and weigh my foods. I write it down in a spiral and that's all there is to it. I use Daily Plate or Calorie King to look up calories in different foods. It is a little trying at first but pretty soon you start memorizing how many calories are in everything.

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Old 11-02-2009, 06:25 PM   #3
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I use sparkpeople.com- very easy!

And if you go to sparkrecipes.com and try their recipes you can import it into your sparkpeople
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:55 PM   #4
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There are lots of websites that will keep track of your calories for free. I personally use fitday, but I would say look around and find what you like best.
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I use the calorie counting book that Jillian gives to her team. It helps me to memorize certain foods I eat often and what is an appropriate portion.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:40 PM   #6
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I like fitday too!
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:40 PM   #7
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How many calories equals weight loss? Is 1600 calories too much? Should I start at 1200??
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:19 PM   #8
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I use the trusty pen and pad method. Online is fine and I have done it, but for me I like the old pen and pad as I can carry it with me and don't have to be online. I like Calorie King Fat and Carbohydrate Counter for calorie counts . It also has fast food, restaurants, ethnic food and loads of other info.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:44 PM   #9
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I use my blackberry calorie counting app. works great and is always with me, easy to use.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:21 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by happymama4 View Post
How many calories equals weight loss? Is 1600 calories too much? Should I start at 1200??
If you're happy with your weight loss on Weight Watcher's, you can translate your WW points into calories, fairly easily (it's a rough estimate, but it works pretty well as a starting point, and you can adjust from there).

Take your number of daily points and then multiply the number by 50.

Does Weight Watcher's still give you optional points to spend? And do you use them?

If so then use the number of points you use per day (or 1/7 the alottment for the week) and multiply that by 50, and add to the number you got above.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:41 PM   #11
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I have been using calorie count at about.com. It is free.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:56 AM   #12
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:01 PM   #13
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I just recently started calorie counting also Use my ipod touch or you can use an iphone. It's a free application called Lose It !!!!!! I love it soooo much
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:16 PM   #14
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I have been using fitday.com for about a week now and I love it! It helps me get a clue on what I have actually been eating. It translates it all into simple charts of proteins, fats, and carbs. It helped me realize that I have been relying too much on carbs and have not been getting enough protein! It tracks vitamins as well. And it shows your progress over what you have eaten compared to how many calories you have burned. It's all customized. Plus, I have to think about food before I eat it- are those jelly beans really worth having to sign in and log them? Cuts down on my junk food anyways...
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:37 PM   #15
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I used to use fitday.com but changed to Fitday PC so I don't have to be online to do it.

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