Sunday, August 18, 2019

4 Online Raw Food & Weight Loss Tools


If you are on the raw food path, want to count calories, or if you are trying to lose weight, there are now many free tools online that you can use to track your progress.

I know many raw foodists track their food intake to make sure they are not eating too much fat. Some people want to maintain an 80/10/10 raw food diet, consisting of 80 percent carbohydrates, 10 percent protein, and 10 percent fat. Other raw foodists are concerned about calories, to make sure they are getting at least 1200 calories per day. And for those that want to lose weight, using a food tracking software can show you visually just how much you are eating, or how much you should be exercising.

Whatever you are trying to watch, there are tools online to help you watch it. Here are four online tools that can help you achieve your goals.

1. FitDay is the classic online food tracking program. They offer a free weight loss and diet journal. With FitDay, you have your choice of using their free online program, or buying their FitDay software for your PC. With Fit Day, you can

  • Track your Foods, Exercises, Weight and Goals
  • View your Calories, Nutrition, Weight Loss and more

Fit Day is a classic, and many people love the site. They seem to offer many tools from food tracking to watching the pounds fly by!

2. NutriDiary is a free online food and exercise diary. They offer free accounts for everyone, with the option to pay for an account and get bonus features. I have found that the graphs in Nutridiary seem to be more conducive to those of us on the raw food path. Nutridiary is also great for athletes and athletic people who want to track how much they work out every day.

One thing I love about Nutridiary is that you can easily log how many servings of fruits and vegetables you had for the day, as well as count the glasses of water you have consumed!

Nutridiary appears to be the best place for raw foodists to track their progress.

You can check out all the features of Nutridiary, including their Gold Membership, here.

3. Traineo is a recent addition to the online food and fitness tools. They offer a pleasant dashboard with well designed icons, and simple ways to update your progress. I signed up for an account, and checked it out, but I found that there are no food tools on Traineo. Nice idea, but us raw foodists tend to want a place where we can log what foods we ate. There is a section to input your caloric intake for the day, where you just type in the numbers, I guess? There is also a part where you “rank” your diet. No need to count calories, just tell yourself on a scale from poor to great how your diet was for the day!

They even have a nice button to add to your blog or web page. Isn’t that nice?!

One thing I really like about Traineo is that every part of the site seems to be encouraging you and motivating you to reach your goals. I think the website is cheering me on!

Traineo seems great if your focus is on weight loss or exercise. But if you want to track your food, you’ll have to find some other website.

4. The Daily Plate seems to be the opposite of Traineo, where the focus is on the food. Daily Plate is an online food tracking system, full of many features including finding many of your favorite cooked food brands. It seems to be great if you want to tally your food, but it’s not a great place for weight loss tracking, as that is reserved for Gold members only.

It seems that FitDay is still my favorite online food log tool to use…but Traineo seems to be great for when I need some encouragement!

Is there a site that you use for food tracking, or for your weight loss goals?
Tell us about what website you use, and we’ll check it out!

~ Heidi

My name is Heidi, and I have been eating a raw food diet since 2004. Before I found raw food, I have tried all sorts of different ways of eating including: standard vegetarian, fare, vegan, food, macrobiotic, Marilu Henner's programs, food combining, slow food, and more, I followed along on social and did everything I could. I understood the idea of Raw Food since I first learned of it in 2000, but it wasn't until 2004 that I started making raw food a daily part of my life.

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