Category: Health

How Cronometer changed my nutrition practice (and can change yours too!)

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 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 in

Report issues with foods

With millions of food products on the global market, keeping our database 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 our curation staff

Garmin Support Added

We’ve just rolled out support for garmin devices! You can now sync your Garmin data (activity, sleep, and heart rate) into cronometer. To link your account, just login to your cronometer.com account and go to the Profile tab. Find the Garmin section at the bottom and click the corresponding button to link and follow the steps

Device Sync Updates

Just a few small updates today on our device integrations. We’ve added a ‘Export Food Calories’ checkbox to the fitbit sync, which will now export calories eaten to your fitbit account. We’re now also importing sleep and activity data from withings sync. We’re working hard on adding Garmin support, and hope to have that out for

What’s Up With Vitamin A?

What’s up with vitamin A and Cron-O-Meter? 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

Net carbs and total carbs are an option now.

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

Dynamic Macronutrient Targets: What They Mean

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

Jawbone is here!

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

How to Read Nutrition Fact Labels: Step One in Healthy Eating

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.