I’m Susan Macfarlane and I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist running a busy private nutrition practice in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario. I’m also a nutrition contributor at Cronometer, where I answer all your nutrition and health-related questions in the forums. In my practice, I am an expert consultant on vegan and vegetarian diets, and specialize
With millions of food products on the global market, keeping our database here at cronometer.com complete and correct is a big job. We’re working on some major projects to improve our curation abilities, and today we’ve rolled out the first of these improvements. We’re making it easier to report issues with our foods so that
What’s up with vitamin A and cronometer.com? I have one lousy small carrot and I am at 278% of my daily requirement for vitamin A. Is that correct? And to add to it all, vitamin A is supposedly toxic at high doses. First, it is correct, and in this blog I will address what is
On the diary page below where you put your foods eaten for the day, you will find the calorie summary box. By clicking on the gear icon on the top right of the box, you will get an expanded version of the calorie summary section. At the bottom right you will see the dynamic macronutrient
In this blog we will discuss the new change to Cron-O-Meter, dynamic macronutrient targets and what the targets in the dropdown menu (zone, paleo, ketogenic, LFRV) mean and resources for you to learn more on their specifics. On the diary page below where you put your foods eaten for the day, you will find the
We’ve just launched support for Jawbone devices. If you own a Jawbone device you can now sync your Jawbone data to your Cron-O-Meter diary. To sync, go to the ‘Profile’ tab and scroll to the bottom where there is a section for ‘Devices’: Click the ‘Link Jawbone Account’ button to authorize cronometer.com to sync with your Jawbone
In our last blog we talked about the USDA’s verbiage for nutritional information and showed you where in Cron-O-Meter that data is used. We will carry that theme through the next few blogs and show you how to make changes to Cron-O-Meter’s default settings. Cron-O-Meter uses a host of databases for our food diary. They
By Frank Alvarez – Health Coach The process of determining if a food is nutritious or not is arduous at best. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have all been developed into user-friendly recommendations for how Americans should choose their foods. The guidelines are a relationship between the USDA Food Guide, My Plate, and Healthy People 2010.
The USDA has recently released version sr28 of their food database. We’ve updated our foods with their new information. This release adds hundreds of new food items, as well as updates to nutritional information for existing items.
You can now mark a day in your diary as ‘Completed’ when you’re confident the day has everything logged to it. Once marked as complete, you can’t make any changes to the data (unless you mark is as ‘Incomplete’ again). Our charts and nutrition reports now let you choose to plot or report just on