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    Hello,

    I plan on more closely monitoring what I eat by tracking it daily to ensure that I am getting everything that I need. Is there a website or (preferably) an iPhone app that lets you enter in food and gives you the macro and micro nutrient content, etc? I am also trying to see minerals as well. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    kermie

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    I like nutritiondata.com, but I know lots of people here use fitday.com, and some use spark people
    Karin

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    I'm one of those that uses fitday,com, but only for the reason that Mark recommended it in the book. I need to check out nutritiondata.com.
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    Fitday records multiple days at a time, but nutritiondata does only one day at a time (which you can download into a spreadsheet if you really want to). Where nutritiondata excels is the level of detail on the nutrients you are taking in. You can monitor your omega 3:6 ratio and how much of almost all your vitamin and minerals you are taking in. You can also adjust your RDA amounts to what you feel is appropriate.
    Karin

    A joyful heart is good medicine

    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot

    Mmmmm. Real food is good.

    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread29685.html

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    I've just started using CRON 0 Meter. Which I like a lot. The foods eaten are easy to record - and the resulting charts of vitamin RDA % are great.

    With FitDay, I could eat masses and then be told that I was way low on some nutrients, vitamins or minerals. Which I simply couldn't believe.

    With CRON o meter, I tap in my daily food eaten and am much more able to believe the results given. Even potassium and magnesium are where I would expect them to be, i.e. over the 100% RDA. Only calcium and vitamin D tend to be too low.

    I am going for a weeks vacation, but when I get back I shall use BOTH Fitday and Cron o meter and see just how widely different the two are!

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    I have just checked breakfast on both cronometer and fitday. Hugely different results. I think I tend to believe fitday more - 3 sausages, 85 grams of broccolli, 3 cherry plum tomatoes and a pat of butter CANNOT give me 77% of the days nutritional requirements met! Like, 7111% Manganese RDA, 224% Potassium RDA, 432% protein or 90% fat!!

    Fitday seems much more conservative and , hopefully, correct!

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    I also like nutritiondata.com I just double check every once in a while to monitor O3:O6 ratios and other nutrient profiles.
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    Try out DailyBurn. They have an iphone app as well.

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    Cronometer rocks! Breadsauce, when you start a profile on cronometer, you have to adjust your protein/carbs etc. to what you want them to be Of course you have 90% of the daily protein with 3 sausages, I think the food guide recommendation is 15g or something equally absurd LMAO!

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    I've been using paleotrack.com lately. It's very new but it has lots of potential: it's specifically designed for the paleo diet and PB.

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