The Golden Years: Healthy Eating for Older Adults

Today, Susan MacFarlene tackles nutrition into the Golden Years. As science and medicine continue to advance, so too does our life expectancy. According to the World Health Organization, the global life expectancy was 72.0 years in 2016; an increase of 5.5 years since the year 2000 (1). And growth in life expectancy is not expected

Introducing Qardio!

Cronometer set out to revolutionize the nutrition tracking platform. We aim to deliver our users the most comprehensive data to assist them with more than just losing weight! Our database is geared at more educated food consumption highlighting micronutrients and macronutrients. With whole health wellness being our priority we are excited to announce our partnership

Flax, Chia, or Hemp? A Nutrition Showdown

We all know that eating flax, chia, and hemp seed is good for our health (even if we aren’t entirely sure why). In a nutshell – or should I say, a “seed” shell – flax, chia, and hemp all contain alpha linolenic acid (ALA for short); the parent fat of the omega 3 family. Susan

The Link between Diet and Longevity

Another great post by our resident RD, Susan Macfarlene, this time on the link between diet and longevity: As hard as we might try to fight it, aging is an inevitable part of life. And yet, scientists are still puzzling over what drives aging in humans. In this post, I’m taking a closer look at

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

Another post by our resident RD, Susan Macfarlene, this time tackling the sometimes controversial topic of intermittent fasting and weight loss: Fasting has been an integral part of many different religions for centuries. Fasting has gained popularity more recently among scientists and weight-loss enthusiasts alike for its touted benefits of improving insulin sensitivity, delaying aging,

Cronometer: The Nutrition Super Tracker

Cronometer: The Nutrition Super Tracker The USDA will no longer offer food and physical activity tracking through SuperTracker, leaving current users looking for an alternative. Cronometer has garnered a reputation with fitness and nutrition experts as the most detailed and flexible nutrition tracking software available. Find out how Cronometer compares with SuperTracker and how to

Introducing Solids to Babies: 6 – 12 months

In this guest post, Susan Macfarlene discusses weaning baby along with how and when to introduce solid foods. Introducing solids to your little one can be a time of great excitement and even greater angst. Nutrition myths and misinformation abound online, and many parents feel pressure to feed their child a “perfect diet” (which, by

Adding Photos to Diary Notes

You asked, and we delivered! Our Gold and Pro subscribers can now add images to notes in the diary! We love getting feedback on what our user base is looking for, and this was one of the most sought-after features – we have a couple of big ones coming soon too, so keep an eye

Everything you Need to Know about Eating Plant-based: Part 2

Another post by our expert registered dietitian, Susan McFarlane. In this part 2 of the series, Susan continues discussion of plant-based food while getting all your required nutrients: Last month, I answered your burning questions related plant-based eating and nutrition. This month, I want to continue the discussion and provide clarity and guidance around some

How to Meal Plan Like a Dietitian in 5 Simple Steps

While many people aspire to create a healthy meal plan each week, few are successful at doing so, citing a lack of time, not knowing where to start, and confusion over what constitutes a healthy meal. Additionally, many people believe that meal planning requires hours of work, extensive nutrition knowledge, and elaborate cooking skills. In