Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Recipes
Food diary question >

Food diary question

Food diary question

Old 11-22-2022, 04:15 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 512
Default Food diary question

I have different things I need to track in my intake of meals. I am using the free version of my fitness pal right now but it is so crippled it makes it very hard to use. I had thought of paying for it but it is expensive on my retirement income and I don't know if it will have the problems I am having in the full version. Does anyone know of another program that will track similar to my fitness pal? I have to do this on my laptop, no cell service so no cell phone. Thank you in advance!
Lynda
lwbuchholz is offline  
Old 11-22-2022, 04:33 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,522
Default

I had to keep extensive food diaries when first tracking my food sensitivities. I found that cheap notebooks from Office Depot were the easiest way. All of the online apps and programs were too limiting as far as making notes and additional information.

Since you are using a laptop, you could use Word or Excel to record what you want to. Excel would allow you to set up columns for different information.

Last edited by cashs_mom; 11-22-2022 at 04:47 PM.
cashs_mom is offline  
Old 11-22-2022, 05:39 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 1,638
Default

ummm...maybe something like I use to track my bills and extra spending. I just have a spiral notebook, the big ones. I use a ruler to make vertical lines. So on one page on the left, I mark down the bills like water, electric, ect. You could mark down carbs, protein, veggies, fruit, water or whatever. You could go every other line or whatever works for you. then I figure out how many vertical columns I want. I usually put three months on each page but for you might want to make seven for each day of the week. Oh on the left side where you put carbs, protein, ect maybe you want to put down Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack on a line under each heading. If you use excel you can do it on your computer. I actually like my simple paper notebook because it is easy to carry around and make the entry's and I can take it with me to the dietician when I saw her when I was doing this to track my intake
sewingpup is offline  
Old 11-22-2022, 07:08 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,522
Default

Yup, that's what I used. A simple spiral notebook. You can set it up any way you want and leave and spot at the bottom for notes.
cashs_mom is offline  
Old 11-23-2022, 07:12 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Michigan Thumb
Posts: 1,903
Default

I do a simple paper listing. I start each entry with date/weight and then list meals. Very easy to keep track of and use.
farmquilter is offline  
Old 11-23-2022, 07:16 AM
  #6  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern USA
Posts: 14,641
Default

no cell service so no cell phone.

If you have internet then a cell should work with wi fi. I use home wi fi instead of cellular for my phone and my Apple watch.
Onebyone is offline  
Old 11-23-2022, 04:10 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 512
Default

I didn't explain that very well. In Fitness pal you enter the food and it shows all the nutrients and adds them to your daily intake. I can use a notebook and do have a printout that I can enter things but it gets cumbersome to find each nutrient of each ingredient and put it together in recipes. And yes I am being lazy. I have master cook and can and do use that but it is still a many step process to get it entered and tracked. I have the cheap cell phone and it might be able to go through my internet but I haven't done that since the internet I have has it down times. I am a bit remote.
I do thank you for all the suggestions!
lwbuchholz is offline  
Old 11-25-2022, 04:02 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
eparys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New England, USA
Posts: 2,901
Default

I have tried both MyFitnessPal and Chronometer. Chronometer will track Macro nutrients and a lot more. The only downside is the free version does not let you import a recipe from the web - you must type them in line by line. Other than that I like it better as it gives me a better overall picture.

https://cronometer.com/
eparys is offline  
Old 11-25-2022, 05:23 AM
  #9  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: MN
Posts: 24,038
Default

or if using an Apple product, the Numbers app works a lot like Ecvel.

bearisgray is offline  
Old 11-25-2022, 04:30 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 512
Default

Originally Posted by eparys View Post
I have tried both MyFitnessPal and Chronometer. Chronometer will track Macro nutrients and a lot more. The only downside is the free version does not let you import a recipe from the web - you must type them in line by line. Other than that I like it better as it gives me a better overall picture.

https://cronometer.com/
Thank you I am checking this out! I end up putting in my recipes by hand anyway so that won't be hard.
Again thank you!!!
lwbuchholz is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter