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Offline Jean

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best nutrient calculator for paleo?
« on: September 09, 2011, 05:34:03 PM »
Hi all, sorry if this has been done before, I had a quick search and couldn't find it. I'm wondering what the best nutrient calculator for paleo eaters is? I don't want to track every day, just once a month or so to see how my diet is changing over time. I've tried a few I found by googling, and didn't like any of them much for various reasons. What I'm looking for:

- free
- easy to find basic fresh foods (I don't want to spend ages trawling through lists of whatever-it-is processed a zillion different ways to find the basic ingredient)
- can input quantities by volume and metric. Cryptic quantities like "package" "stick" or "can" are no good to me.
- calculates proportions of calories from macronutrients, and levels of micronutrients
- if it shows more details on the fats, eg omega3 vs omega6, that would be really good

Thanks!



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Re: best nutrient calculator for paleo?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 02:27:17 AM »
Thanks, I'll give those a go.    :)

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Re: best nutrient calculator for paleo?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 04:03:27 AM »
I like fitday and the Chronometer.  The good thing about the latter is that you can download it which makes it quicker than using an online one.  You can also put in your target intakes of fat, carbs and protein.

I'd take the vitamin results with a pinch of salt, especially the D and E intakes.  Some of the foods are incorrect - it always shows me with lower vit D that I know I've eaten!

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Re: best nutrient calculator for paleo?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 05:03:00 PM »
Thanks - I think Cronometer might be my favourite. Yeah I'm not too worried about the nutrient recommendations. If something is "low" I'd see it more as a "check this" rather than something to panic about. eg I live in Australia, so the chances of me not getting enough VitD from the sun are pretty remote.