Category: Health


Nutrition For Beginners

Nutrition 101: The Basics If you’re finding yourself on this page, chances are that you’re brand new to nutrition and that you don’t know where


Dietitians Discuss Diet And Eczema

Registered Dietitians Discuss The Link Between Diet And Eczema Eczema is a common, chronic and complex skin disease that arises as a result of interactions


How Can Diet & Nutrition Affect Acne

How Can Diet And Nutrition Affect Acne Acne is a chronic, multifactorial skin condition that is estimated to affect 9.4% of the global population, putting


Nutrition With Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

Nutrition With Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Follow along for bi-weekly nutrition tips from Dr. Gabrielle Lyon. She goes over why you should track your nutrition, her


All About Collagen

Collagen has been getting its moment in the spotlight lately as many people are learning about and reaping the benefits of supplementing it in their


Nutrition Considerations for the Transgender Population

Nutrition and Health Considerations in the Transgender Population Article independently reviewed by the Registered Dietitian team specializing in support for personalized virtual nutrition counseling at


Fitness With Celebrity Trainer Don Saladino

Work On Your Fitness With Don Saladino Follow along for bi-weekly workouts lead by celebrity trainer and fitness entrepreneur, Don Saladino. He covers abs, a


How To: Build Healthy Habits

Tips For Creating Healthy Habits Healthy habits ultimately create a healthier and happier life. Something that we’re all about here at Cronometer! Want to turn


Top Diets from the Past Decade

There are so many options available today when it comes to dieting. A few are gaining in popularity at unprecedented rates and some have stood


All About Alcohol

What Happens When You Drink Alcohol? After drinking something with alcohol in it, the liver is the main organ doing the work. The enzyme alcohol


Meet Gayle: Know Yourself Ambassador

We’re on a mission to get more people in tune with their bodies. Why? Because when you know what you need to feel your best,


Holiday Gift Guide: Activity Trackers

The Gift of Health Our Cronometer Staffers are pretty techy individuals; many of us use wearables to keep us on track, keep us in the

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Hello, Keto Nutrition Score!

Hello, Keto Nutrition Score! We are so excited to launch a new Nutrition Score to our Gold Subscribers following a ketogenic diet!  This score is


Should I Take Creatine?

Let’s Talk Creatine! Creatine is one of the most highly studied supplements around today! In regards to high-intensity exercise and sports, we know that taking

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Introducing Cronometer’s New Wear OS App

Cronometer + Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Today, as Samsung unveils their latest addition to the wearables market with the new Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic, Cronometer is excited to announce their partnership as


Is Sugar Bad for You?

Let’s Learn About Sugar! If there is one food is highly contested it’s sugar! How many articles/blogs/magazine headlines have you seen that are just concerned


Cronometer Holiday Giveaway!

We want you to win this wearable! We are absolutely over the moon to announce that we are giving away this amazing Garmin Vivoactive Smartwatch

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Keto-Mojo Now Syncs with Cronometer

Keto-Mojo + Cronometer Get to know Keto-Mojo Keto-Mojo is an independently owned, Napa Valley-based company that was founded on the principle of making the ketogenic

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New Feature: Nutrition Scores

Nutrition Scores – Newest Gold Feature We are so excited to unveil our latest Gold Subscription feature — Nutrition Scores!  That’s right, we’re giving you even


Home Workouts and Cronometer

Most of the world is currently on lock down for quarantine. People are being asked to stay indoors unless it’s a necessity to go out.

Guest Posts

Guest Post: How to Reduce Sugar Intake

Reducing your sugar intake is perhaps the single best thing you can do your health and well being, and here’s why. Excess intake may contribute

App Updates

Fasting with the Cronometer App

Fasting with Cronometer is Here! We are so excited to announce Cronometer has a new feature available to Gold Subscribers! Introducing… fasting! With this comes the


Holiday Guide

Staying on track with your health goals through the holidays can be as easy as… well… taking candy from a baby. But, you wouldn’t ever


Foods that Fight Cancer

What is Cancer? Before we go further and discuss the strategies that can be implemented to lower your risk of cancer, it’s helpful to understand


Should You Buy Organic?

Is organic worth it? In today’s nutrition lexicon, ‘organic’ has become synonymous with ‘healthy’. Many food companies are guilty of using the term to mislead


Marathon Training with Cronometer

We are so proud to have a very active staff! This summer staffers Robbie, Marie-Eve and Eliisa plan on running the Banff Marathon. Here’s how


What is the Best Diet for Weight Loss?

When it comes to weight loss, everyone has an opinion. From low-carb to low-fat, and everything in between, there is no shortage of diets that


Nutrient Needs for Athletes

The role of nutrition in the maintenance of good health and prevention of disease is well-established. Yet for the competitive or recreational athlete, proper nutrition


Does What We Eat Change our Metabolism?

We’ve all seen those flashy headlines that promise effortless weight loss by simply adding a few key foods that are *guaranteed* to increase your metabolism.

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Coming Back to Cronometer

Why Did We Leave Cronometer? It wasn’t really a breakup.  It’s not like we got mad at Cronometer.  We didn’t stomp off in a fury. 

Food allergy
Guest Posts

Food Allergies vs Intolerances

Recent estimates suggest that 3.6% of Americans, or approximately 1 in 25 adults, live with a food allergy or intolerance (1). However, intolerance and allergy

Guest Posts

3 Steps to Mindful Eating

When clients work with me, they expect to talk about their food choices and answer questions like: How many fruits and vegetables do you eat

Guest Posts

Managing IBS with FODMAPs

Understanding IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder afflicting between 10-15% of the U.S. adult population (1). There are no specific tests

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Why Do We Lie to Our Cronometer?

It’s happened again.  I lied to my Cronometer. Well, I didn’t entirely lie.  I just didn’t tell it the whole truth. I started out the day

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How much fruit is too much?

Regardless of the type of diet followed, pretty much everyone can agree that eating vegetables is a good idea. However, when it comes to fruit,

Low Carb Revolution
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2018 – The Year of Low Carb

Interview with Dr. Richard Feinman, Professor of Cell Biology, Richard Feinman, PhD, is a cell biologist who is widely credited with doing some of the


Fighting Inflammation with Food

‘Inflammation’ is a commonly cited, yet poorly understood, condition that is often used as a “catch-all” diagnosis by both the wellness and medical community to

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What is the Glycemic Index?

Although it may seem like diet trends are constantly changing, the reality is that most popular diets are simply iterations of the low-carb, low-fat, or

Nighttime Snacking
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How to Stop Nighttime Snacking

If you struggle with ‘nighttime snacking’, ‘nighttime noshing’ or the ‘midnight munchies’, you’re not alone. In fact, this annoying little habit is by far the

Guest Posts

How to Find Credible Nutrition Information

Edit   In this further guest posting from Susan MacFarlane, RD, we discuss finding credible nutrition information. Nowadays, everyone seems to be an expert when it

Guest Posts

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

Nighttime Snacking
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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

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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.

Guest Posts

Understanding PRAL Alkaline Diets

Another post by our expert registered dietitian, Susan McFarlane. This time, Susan tackles PRAL centered/alkaline diets and the science behind them. Potential Renal Acid Load

Hunger while dieting
Guest Posts

The Key to Successful Weight Loss

Another post by our expert registered dietitian, Susan McFarlane. This time, Susan tackles the tricky subjects of hunger, satiety and the factors that contribute to

weight plateau
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Why is my weight plateauing?

Guest post by Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist utilizing to help run a busy private practice in Ontario, discussing the challenge of hitting a

Staying Healthy During the Holidays
Guest Posts

How to Stay on Track during the Holidays

Another guest post from Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist utilizing to help run a busy private practice in Ontario, discussing the challenge of healthy

Eat Smarter Live Better
Guest Posts

Building a Healthy Baby

Another guest post from Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist running a busy private practice in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario, detailing using ( to

Basket of Groceries
Guest Posts

Understanding Cronometer’s Nutrient Ratios – Zinc/Copper

Another guest post from Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist running a busy private practice in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario, detailing’s  ( nutrient ratios.

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Fitness Trucking Video

We hope you enjoyed the guest post from Siphiwe at Fitness Trucking. If you’ve not had a chance to read it, click here We just watched

Six Tips for Successful Weight-Loss Tracking

I’m Susan Macfarlane and I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist running a busy private practice in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario. I’m also a nutrition contributor


What’s Up With Vitamin A?

What’s up with vitamin A and I have one lousy small carrot and I am at 278% of my daily requirement for vitamin A.

How to lose weight with Cronometer

Losing weight is straight-forward with a tool like Cronometer. This article will explain the basic steps to successful weight loss, and why a tool like