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Thread: Nutrition tracking app - Primal-inspired - Simple, flexible, social

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    Thumbs up Nutrition tracking app - Primal-inspired - Simple, flexible, social

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    Hey folks -

    I'm Pamela Fox, and I've been primal for nearly a year now (lost 40 lbs, now working on building strength @ CrossFit). I'm a web developer, and after quitting Google last year I decided to spend my time coming up with apps that could help other people in their quest for better nutritional health.

    My first app is a simple, flexible, and social nutrition tracking app:

    There are many tracking apps out there, but most of them are based on calorie counting -- mine takes a different, primal-inspired approach. Just indicate what you're avoiding (grains, sugar, etc) and drag a slider at the end of the day to reflect how well you did.

    If you're looking to track your primal progress (and I recommend it-- studies show that keeping a journal is a highly effective way of changing your habits, especially a photographic journal), try out and let me know how it works for you -- and what I could do to make it work better for you.

    (I noticed there's also PaleoTrack - it's cool to see more of us devs experimenting with different forms of tracking!)

    Hope everyone has a great Veterans Day weekend.

    - pamela

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    Thanks! Got it on my phone, it's looking pretty good.

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    Aug 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Looks interesting. How about tracking Omega 3 and Omega 6 intake?

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    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    dallas, texas
    I'm trying to sign up, but the next button does nothing. :-\
    Neither does the feedback button.

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    Aug 2010
    Sacramento, California
    Looks well designed. I hope it helps lots of folks.
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    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Palo Alto, CA
    Looks pretty cool so far. The mobile platform syncs very fast with the website, huge plus :-)

    Great idea to take pics of the food, I will start with that at lunch. I think that will help with portion control, too.
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    Sep 2011
    Nevada, USA
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    Hey, that looks pretty cool! I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

    Edit: FYI, I logged in using Facebook, and it squished my vertical profile pic instead of using the square thumb version.

    Edit: Oooh meal pics... that's quick and easy. I love not tracking individual ingredients.

    Edit: How do you add existing users as buddies? It looks like I can only invite via email and Facebook?

    Feature request: How about uploading data? I usually track my weight and body fat using FatWatch (based on the Hacker's Diet) and it would be cool if I could just import a CSV with dates, weights and body fat percentages once a month or something.
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