We are starting the 7th day of 2020, and many have made resolutions to get heathy (healthier). The Apple Watches and FitBits have been set. The alarm clocks are going off a little earlier so you can get that workout in. You are prepping your food...and maybe even tracking your food. Maybe you are going to do low-carb. Maybe you are going to do high fat. Maybe you are going to count points. Maybe you are going to count calories in v calories out. There are so many options out there, which can be great, but it can also be overwhelming!
Today's #tipTuesday is a suggestion for what I consider to be the best FREE food app available. This makes tracking easy but what I like more is how precise it is.
I introduce you to Cronometer.
On their site, the app is described as "the most accurate, comprehensive nutrition tracking app on earth. Unlike other apps on the market, our nutritional data is curated from verified, accurate sources."
It is free, easy to use, tracks more nutrients that some of us will ever want to know about, syncs with devices like your FitBit, allows you to customize your biometrics, allows you to add custom foods, and supports diets like Paleo, Vegan, Keto, and more. But what I love most about it is the recipe builder! You can know down to the last detail what your recipe's nutritional facts are based on specific brands of products you put in the recipe.
You can also use Cronometer on your app or your desktop. TIP: I prefer to build recipes on the site using my desktop. I find it easier.
You can pay for upgrades in the app, but you can use it for free and it will give you what you need!
Interested in learning a little more? Here are a few videos I found on YouTube that will help you set up Cronometer based on the diet you are trying to follow. Vegan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d9j_z04uMI&t=13s
Keto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHWNf8Ktu8Q (He talks fast...but if you can keep up, it's informative) Paleo: (I couldn't find a "How To" for Paleo but the company does advertise that they support this diet)
Overall health/fitness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOgMPOKoz0k
I've heard people say over and over they like this better than My Fitness Pal. I have been using it for a week and believe I agree. I guess if I were tracking food with friends, I would want the shared feature...and I could have that if I paid for the upgrade. However, I'm not interested in that feature, so I'm good right now. What's your favorite FREE food tracking app?
UPDATE: After posting this morning, Cronometer put out a 20% off special for the Gold Membership. Again, I don't think it is necessary, but I'm sharing in case you want it. I'm not sure how long this special will last: https://cronometer.com/#gold