I downloaded Calorie Counter, and so far it's nice.

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  1. DJTURNz

    DJTURNz Member

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    I have decided to add calorie counting to my workout routine. This app has a food diary where you add your meals and snacks everyday. It uses the barcode reader and automatically inputs the nutritional value for each item. You just set the serving size. You can also search by fast food joint and it has what appears to be a complete menu.

    I have only been using it for two days, but so far i like it. And it was free.
     
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    I also just downloaded it. It's quite a powerful app for being free and the bar code scanner is very useful. Really helps keep the calorie count low.
     
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    the only problem is the time it takes to input everything!
     
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    I started to input my meals for the entire day in the morning. It helps me plan my meals and stick to a low calorie diet.
     
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    And if you eat a lot of the same stuff, you can save favorites or use the RECENT foods.

    The barcode scanner has been really good too. only one food it didn't know. A couple it got the description wrong (I had strawberry yogurt, it came up strawberry banana), but all the numbers were correct.

    This is a really good tool.
     
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    Is there anything more simple? I just want something that keeps track of my calories and that's it. Most stuff has the nutritional value on the label anyway, so I'd rather just input it myself.
     
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    So all you want to keep track of is the number of calories? Nothing else?

    How about an index card and a pencil in your pocket? Don't change the batteries in the electric hammer.

    Most people on here want the phone to do more, you seem to want an app that replaces a piece of paper? Maybe text the number to yourself?
     
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    I have noticed for some beverages that the calorie count is incorrect. Anyone else noticed this?
     
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    You can have it display up to 4 columns of info but if all you want is calories then just select that one. I find it extremely helpful. You can easily go to the web site All Things Food and Diet - FatSecret (easier than on the Droid) and create "private" labels of food that might not be in the database. You can also edit (if allowed) the food nutrtion labels if they are not accurate. Then just click on the sync button and all your stuff and corrected stuff will show.

    Regards.... Steve
     
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    That's actually what I've been doing, just putting the numbers into notes on the calendar.

    It'd be nice to have something that organized it a bit more though, showed me averages and patterns too.

    I guess I'll give the app another shot, I didn't delve into it very deep.
     
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    App Is Linked to A Larger Site

    If you look at the bottom of the homescreen in the calorie counter app you will see a sync button. That button will synch your data to a website called fatsecret.com. Go to that site and register and you will have a great weightloss tool. I have been using it for 3 weeks now and am down 10lbs...... lots of support and much more than the phone app!
     
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    I have noticed that when you get a list of similar items, the calorie count is not always correct, but when you click on a specific one, it changes.
    I looked up brownies because my wife made some. It said 1533 calories, but when I clicked on it, it said 160 calories. I thought that was weird.

    I also scanned the juice container this morning and it listed a serving size as 164oz.