Sunday, 22 November 2009

WEIGHT-LOSS - Online Diet Trackers

Is your party dress calling you... is it still a bit snug? You probably need to keep track of what your munching as we get ever closer to the festive season and diet trackers are a fab way of doing this. I've tried a few so think I'm probably in a good position to review them for you. All of the trackers below give you the option to track food and exercise and monitor calories, fat and other key nutrients and food groups. It's great for dieting or for just keeping an eye on things to maintain your weight.


online weight loss diet tracking
Weight Loss Resources

This is my favourite site of the ones I've tried. It comes with a lot of advice and guidance and suggests you take part in challenges to keep you feeling motivated. The best thing about this site is the database of foods which is really comprehensive. I have only found 1 or 2 things that weren't included and even then there was a very close alternative to pick instead. If you want your diet tracker to be as easy and fuss-free as possible, then this is the one for you even if you do have to pay a small fee to use it. It doesn't look quite as good as some, but I much prefer functionality and usability over design in this case. When you sign up you also get access to advice over the phone if you need it, making this more than just an online tool.

Visit www.weightlossresources.co.uk


online weight loss diet tracking
Calorie Count

The best thing about this site is that it's free. You can link your account to your Facebook profile if you really want to share that info with everyone you know (personally, I don't). The worst thing is that all the foods stored in the database are American. In order to get it working to its full potential you'll need to spend a fair amount of time inputting the details of the foods you eat. If you are in it for the long haul then this is fine, as everything you enter is stored and you can select favourites to make them easier to find. Even if you aren't using the food diary, the forums, blog and tools on the site are worth a visit.

Visit caloriecount.about.com


online weight loss diet tracking
Nutracheck

This is probably the best looking of the bunch, but not the best functioning in my opinion. The cost is reasonable (if you get a special offer) and you'll get some benefits from the community such as finding a diet buddy for example. There is some advice and support but not as much as you'll find elsewhere. I did quite like the way you can clearly see your 5 a day and alcohol balances with the use of icons. Good for getting in shape for a wedding or holiday so you can share your progress with the community - they are a friendly bunch.

Visit www.nutracheck.co.uk

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