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5/26/13 5:23 A

I use a phone app called LoseIt! that works well for my purposes. I find it easy to customize for my own foods and exercises and the information layout is just what I need. It's easy to check my protein and fiber intake throughout the day, which helps me plan my next meal, as well as monitoring how close I am to my preferred daily calories (taking into account exercise) and also my daily averages for fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and protein for the week as well as the daily calories compared with goal as a bar chart for the week. It's available for iPhone and Android, maybe also Blackberry by now. They also have a website version if you wanted to check out how it works and that can be used to backup your data also from your phone. I've looked at a few other phone trackers and didn't like them very much. I can't compare it to the SP tracker since I haven't used it. SP has the most extensive forums and other written material, however, so I come here to read.

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5/6/13 2:47 P

currently I'm using the food tracker on weight watchers online. yes it costs money to join but i like the food tracking format a lot better.

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5/6/13 2:47 P

They are all going to be fairly similar to this one, because they all use the USDA database. No website could afford to compile their own. The only difference would be in the shell they use to let you access the database, and even those are pretty similar. I don't track here because I have software purchased from another site that lets me track even when I don't have an internet connection, but that software isn't significantly different from SparkPeople. If I lived in a place with reliable internet service, I wouldn't pay for software when SP is free.

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5/6/13 2:32 P

I have an awesome app on my phone that I LOVE. It's called My Fitness Pal, you can scan the barcode of what you're eating/drinking plus it shows you all your limits, how much you have left and how much you've gone over (if you go over obviously). I think it may have a website, but I live by that app, I love it. It adjusts your limits to your personal information. Give it a try I personally find it waaay better than Sparks :)

Edited by: AMYXGEE at: 5/6/2013 (14:33)

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5/6/13 1:44 P

Thanks all. I am going to use this food tracker. Its not bad. Thanks all. Feel free to add me, I can use all the support I can get.
Thanks again

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5/6/13 12:59 P

I use the one every now and then. But personally I don't like any food trackers. Most don't track what i want and then you have to rely on others people's input until you can set up your own favorites.

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5/6/13 12:56 P

I also am wondering what you don't like about it... because most of the other ones are pretty much the same kind of format. I have a few friends that use myfitnesspal but that's just because the phone app is free. I looked at it and it works pretty much just like the sparkpeople one does.

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5/6/13 12:55 P

I'm a fan of Their phone app is miles ahead of SP's.

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5/6/13 12:54 P

What do you not like about it?

If I were to track anywhere else I probably wouldn't be here - checking in to multiple websites just makes things harder and less likely for me to do it. I actually tried switching over to another site once - but quickly realized a couple other big name sites are more likely to have chain restaurant meals but not basic things like "oatmeal", and allowed one to eat back all calories from exercise and also weren't likely to focus on general health.

Once I got a system of favorites and recipes entered here, I found it much easier to enter food. If you have specific questions about the tracker here feel free to ask - we've all been using it for a while! emoticon

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5/6/13 12:32 P

Hey all,
I know SP has a food tracker but im not a fan of it. I was wondering if anyone else uses a different one. Thanks

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