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Old 01-14-07, 01:26 PM   #1
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Diet Tracking Software

Hello all!

I'm hoping for some good advice here and thought that many may have the information.

I'm 6'3" 190 having been off my bike for roughly 5 months due to a knee injury. I'm now clear to start basemiles and will likely be ramping up to full activity (intervals, weights) over the next 8 weeks. Last spring, prior to my first season of racing I was 165, I think that the low 170s is a good weight for me. Admittedly it's slightly underweight, but that's just my build...I guess you have to take my word for it.

Anyhow, I'm looking now for diet tracking software. I would ideally like something that will sync with PalmOS so I have access to entering data (as easlily as possible) on my Treo. I would also like some sort of desktop interface. It doesn't need fancy exercise logging, as I use SportTracks for that and have been very happy with it. I just need a large database of foods and the ability to record favorite meals. For example, I don't want to have to put in my breakfast (the same one every day) manually each time: separate oatmeal, milk, banana, etc. I'm looking for a reduction of about 400 kcal a day to move 20 lbs from feb1 to june1, roughly a pound a week, so some food budgeting functionality would be helpful.

Overall, I guess I just want to hear what software diet tracking software packages are out there and what people are using.

Thanks in advance!!!

-Lammy.
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Old 01-14-07, 05:27 PM   #2
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fitday.com, but no idea about the PalmOS. I thought those things went out of fashion awhile ago...

Just write what you had into the palm and copy it to fitday later on.
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Old 01-14-07, 09:12 PM   #3
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The palm LIVES! Actually, has been resurrected with the simplicity of the Treo, but that's another post.

Thanks for the suggestion. Not quite what I'm looking for though.
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I use excel. It's simple, easy to do data entry, and there's nothing more flexible in terms of reporting options if you know some simple tricks.

I lookup the calorie values from this website: http://www.nutritiondata.com/

Once it's in the spreadsheet though, no need to look it up online again.
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Last fall I made up my own Excel spreadsheet as well- once a meal is recorded you can just copy it over and over again. My boyfriend got me Life Form for x-mas as it tracks a lot more info. http://www.fitnesoft.com/
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