Everything you need to know about pre & probiotics

This is a guest post from Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist utilizing Cronometer to help run a busy private practice in Ontario, Canada. In the ongoing pursuit of health, wellness, and longevity, scientists and health professionals have turned their attention inward, specifically towards our guts. It’s estimated that our gastrointestinal (GI) tract contains approximately […]

Recipe Round Up: Muffins

Muffin compares to a recipe round up for… Brussel sprouts.Nah, just kidding! This week we are featuring muffins in all their glory; moist, pre-proportioned, delicious. Check it out! As a special treat we even have a recipe from one of our awesome Freature Fridays, Elle the @keto.vegetarian.girl! Keto As far as we’re concerned Pumpkin Spiced […]

Feature Friday: @jmcoaching_/brofessorjon

Meet Jon! Who doesn’t love a superhero flick? You know how it goes… some awesome human running around in spandex trying to make the world a better place. Well, Jon wants that to be you – you’re the person in the spandex (yes, probably running), you’re the person making your world a better place. Every […]

Recipe Round Up: Sushi

Wow, we sincerely apologize to all our blog users for totally missing the boat and not catching on that we have yet to provide you with a Recipe Round Up on sushi. It won’t happen again. Promise. Keto The carbohydrate content in rice could make ebi-ebi rolls a no-no for keto dieters, but alas, someone […]

Feature Friday: @keto.vegetarian.girl

Meet Elle! We’ve said it before; getting to know our Cronometer users is the best! We were lucky enough to meet Elle through Instagram and boy, are we glad we did! This ketotarian is awesome, dedicated and oh-so-helpful! Check out our Q&A below to learn how this amazing Cronometer user dropped over 40 pounds! 1) How […]

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 Robbie uses Cronometer as a tool in his training regime. Committing to run 42 kilometres (or 26.2 miles) isn’t for the faint of heart. Endless days of pounding the pavement […]

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 cater to every preference and taste. But which (if any) of these diets are truly effective at achieving and maintaining long-term, sustainable weight loss?  In today’s post, we’re taking a […]

Feature Friday: Staffer Spencer

What kind of diet do you follow. Why? I do intermittent fasting with an 8 hour eating window that starts around noon. With a new baby, little sleep and busy days, I find it is the easiest factor to control. I mostly make good, clean food choices but having a smaller eating window allows some […]

Recipe Round-Up: Wraps

Vegan Vegan’s rejoice! This Crunchwrap Supreme is absolutely loaded with flavour, abundant with micronutrients and has an oh-so satisfying crunch. View this post on Instagram Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme ~ This vegan crunchwrap is INSANE! You can stuff this bad boy with whatever you like – I made it with sofritas tofu and cashew queso. SO […]

End of Social Login

You might have noticed that with the new look of the app the ability to login through social channels is gone. We know it might seem like an inconvenience initially but removing this option came after careful consideration. A few of the benefits that helped us make this decision are: with the challenging world of […]

Feature Friday: Michelle

We are so proud to introduce you to our Feature Friday this week! Our Customer Service Team is thrilled whenever we get a chance to hear from this amazing woman and are humbled to be considered a factor in her health journey. Please read on to learn how Michelle found success through the use of […]

Cronometer’s New Look!

Welcome to Cronometer 3.0!  We are excited to announce a major update to our mobile app! We have rebuilt the entire app from scratch in a new framework that will have a ton of benefits now and in the future. Here are a few that you will see as soon as you update:  Improved performance and […]

Recipe Round-Up: Pie

You might be wondering how we decide what food to feature every week. Sometimes we use #science and search trends for popular trending recipes… and sometimes we use hunger and ask the staff what they want to make for dinner this week. This week we chose the latter and pie won! Do you have a […]

Feature Friday: Staffer Karen

1. What kind of diet do you follow. Why? While I am pregnant, I am aiming for healthy weight gain and to reach my micronutrient targets consistently for the growth and development of my little one. I also try to eat smaller portions and eat more frequently throughout the day to manage my pregnancy symptoms […]

Recipe Round-Up: Ice Cream

I scream, you scream we all scream for ice cream! The spring sunshine has got us all dreaming of summer days – so much so that we made this week’s recipe round up all about that favourite summertime treat. Read on, Crono users then mix up your own batch of the good stuff. Keto Keto […]

Feature Friday: @clarrotsgarden

How did you hear about Cronometer? 1) I learned about Cronometer from a web page, I googled macro tracking app and it brought me to an article that listed the best apps and I choose to give Cronometer a try. What is your favourite Cronometer feature? 2) The best thing about it for me is […]

Recipe Round Up: Soup

Soup’s on this week at Cronometer HQ! Spring is right around the corner so we figured to honour winter we would give you one last taste of our favourite season! Check out these delicious bowls of goodness (and their nutrition data) and curl up one last time this winter. Keto Thick and hearty. Ketogenic and […]

Feature Friday: Staffer Robbie

1. What kind of diet do you follow? Why? I’m vegetarian (vegan at home); I do it to for personal ethical reasons; as a result of modern food technology it’s easy to access alternatives to meat. My secondary reason is to reduce impact on the environment. 2. What are the trials and tribulations of following […]

Recipe Round Up: Tacos

Lettuce taco’bout… well… tacos; we love them! That is all. Here’s four recipes to make sure you can too. Keto Skip the carb laden tortillas and nosh on these low-carb Chili Lime Shrimp Taco Wraps! Spicy-limey shrimp with creamy avocado. Insert drooling emoji here. View this post on Instagram {NEW} Chili Lime Shrimp Wraps 🌞🌶🥑🍤 […]

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 is more than daily sustenance; it is the cornerstone of athletic performance. However, finding credible, evidence-based recommendations in the era of information overload can be tedious. The following is a […]

Feature Friday: @paulidaniele

As word about Cronometer is getting out we are seeing so many people using the app for different purposes; weight loss, managing diabetes, monitoring the nutrition of tube-fed children… the list goes on and on. One of the areas we are gaining more traction is in the athletic world. People who have dedicated their careers […]

Recipe Round Up: Cookies

We haven’t met a person who doesn’t like cookies! Nor have we met a cookie we don’t like. Whether you prefer them warm and gooey from the oven or crunchy and crumbly from the cookie jar, cookies are a universal favourite! Sometimes following a diet can mean sacrificing our favourites… but you don’t have to […]

Feature Friday: Staffer Hilary

1. What kind of diet do you follow? Why? I follow the Cook-Eat-Ski-Sleep-Veggie diet in order to maintain my mental and physical health. To spice it up, I’ll add in some yoga and biking as well. I try to find a balance between food and activity while eating seasonally and vegetarian. 2. What are the […]

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. But is this true? Can what you eat actually alter your metabolic rate? To answer this question, we need to first broaden our understanding of what metabolism is and isn’t.  […]

Recipe Round-Up: Meal Salads

Vegan This vegan dish is loaded with micronutrients and pairs well with absolutely anything… or can be eaten on its own as a meal. Bring this salad to your next dinner party and you’ll be the star of the show. View this post on Instagram Mediterranean chickpea salad, one of the most visited recipes on […]

Recipe Round-Up: Pizza

If there’s one thing most of us can agree on it’s pizza; 5 billion pies are sold worldwide every year. With massive numbers like that it’s no wonder people following every kind of diet are wanting a pizza the action. We made it so easy to find a recipe suited to your preferences that you’ll […]

Feature Friday: Staffer Marie-Eve

We Get You Each and every person that creates an account on Cronometer is unique – they all have their own story. We appreciate that this means they will also have their own journey. And we support that. Wholeheartedly. That’s why whether you intermittent fast, went keto, eat vegan, choose 30 Bananas a Day or […]

Recipe Round-Up: Valentine’s Day Edition

No matter what kind of diet you follow we support you! That’s why we hunted the internet for some of the best recipes from a few of the most popular diets/lifestyles. Read on for all the Instagram inspo you need to get cookin’… then log it into Cronometer. Right? Keto Mmmmm if you need to […]

How I Lost Weight Just by Tracking What I Ate With Cronometer

Hi there! My name is Eliisa and I run Cronometer’s social media pages, photograph our images and write some of our blogs. My job is to give you, our awesome users, insight into who we are and what we stand for. All the while providing useful nutrition information, tips and tricks for using Cronometer, motivation […]

How to Track Beta-Hydroxybutyrate with Cronometer

Hey Keto Users! Cronometer just got even better! We are proud to announce that we are the only app to provide support for tracking exogenous ketone supplements. Most keto dieters are familiar with BHB, or Beta-hydroxybutyrate, but if you aren’t then it’s one of the three “physiological” ketone bodies produced and burned in our cells. […]

Feature Friday: @mindfuldiabeticrobby

1. How did you learn about Cronometer? I learned about Cronometer when it was a desktop application only! I can’t remember exactly what year, but I know I started using it as early as 2009 since one of my nutrition mentors was using it. In 2009 and into 2010, I started documenting everything I ate […]

What is the Ideal Rate of Weight Loss?

We’ve all heard that a safe rate of weight loss is between 1-2 lbs (or 0.5 to 1 kg) per week. Yet the reality is that few people are content with losing only 4 lbs per month and are likely to engage in more extreme diet control strategies in an attempt to expedite the rate […]

How to Stick to Your New Years Resolutions Beyond January 31st

Remember a month ago when you woke up to greet a brand new year? You vowed to make big changes, made yourself all kinds of promises for the next 365 days? After one final night of celebrating you decided the time is now. You were so motivated to take action. Change your life. Live better. […]

Feature Friday: @saucyketo

If you’re paying attention to nutrition in the news then you’ve definitely heard the words “vegan” and “keto”. But have you heard of many vegan ketoers… or is it ketoing vegans? …Vetos? …Kegans? Enter ray of vegan-keto sunshine @saucyketo! Our interest was piqued immediately by her lifestyle choices… which only meant one thing; we had […]

Five Health Habits to Start the New Year Off Right

New Year New You

The time for reflection and resolution is upon us! And if you’re like most, the allure of a fresh start is too tempting to not set (or at least think about setting) a few New Year’s resolutions. But before diving in and resolving to lose weight, find love, or pay off your debt, take a […]

Coming Back to Cronometer

Cronometer App

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.  It was more of a gradual drifting away.  We started to Cron (that’s the verb form of Cronometer!) because we had a goal.  Perhaps it was weight loss.  Maybe it […]

Cronometer 2018: The year in Review

Happiest Holidays

Like every year before it, Cronometer had an amazing year of change and growth. But this year felt substantially different for us.  In 2018 we grew by over 75% and were able to double the size of our team.  Heading into 2019 we’ll be able to accomplish so much more than in previous years, and […]

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 at cronometer.com, where I answer all your nutrition and health-related questions in the forums. This is my second blog post on cronometer.com If you’ve ever tried to lose weight in […]

Important security announcement regarding the ‘Cloudbleed’ vulnerability.

Last night Google’s security team published details about a security bug in a leading cloud services provider, Cloudflare. Cloudflare sits between web sites and users to optimize content delivery and provide protection from hackers and DDoS attacks. Cloudflare is used by over 4 million websites, including cronometer.com. While the practical risk to our users is […]

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 […]

USDA sr26

It’s that time of year again. The USDA has recently released version sr26 of their food database. We’ve updated our foods with this new information. This release adds over many new food items, as well as more accurate nutritional information for existing items.

System Maintenance Tonight at 11pm EST

cronometer.com will be taken down at 11pm EST tonight while we upgrade to some more powerful servers. We estimate the outage to last roughly one hour.

New Logo!

We’re proud to unveil our snappy new logo today:  

CRON-O-Meter for iPhone is now available in the App Store

At long last, we now have an iPhone app available for users of CRON-O-Meter. Like the Android client, this is not as full featured as the web version itself, but allows for quick and easy viewing of your diary and logging items on the go. Note: If you normally log into the web site using […]