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, you can make informed decisions that have a lasting positive impact on your personal health.
Our Know Yourself Ambassadors have been sharing why they think it’s so important to know yourself, and here are a few more reasons why we believe it’s the key to living your most joyful life.
How did you learn about Cronometer?
Through a web search, I was looking for alternatives for a food diary. I needed a lot of control and flexibility in what I used. The name and app icon stood out to me along with the quality of reviews from normal individuals. They made it sound more like a tool instead of a fad with their tone and choice of language so I just had to check it out.
What is your favourite feature?
The Exploding Recipes feature! So if I make a variant on a dish, I can have a lot of the work already done. I probably would have given up on logging food if I couldn’t do that.
Tell us about your diet!
Anything else you want to add?
I’m able to correlate some of my eating behaviors and personal feelings with a combination of shared data (steps, blood pressure, glucose, etc) and just going through data over time. I noticed that my blood pressure got higher after eating certain processed foods, and that I started to be likely to eat those foods when my activity level lowered. My activity lowering seems to correlate with how often I cook my meals. I’m still struggling with some things, but slowly I’ve been nickel and diming my health back using Cronometer as one of my key tools.
Just recently I used the app to help plan my grocery shopping. I did this lightly last year, but this month I tried to figure out a nutritionally complete diet that I could afford and stick to while having a decent amount of meal diversity. I took into account the food that I already have and took an honest look at how I work things out day-to-day. Doing this has been the equivalent of a person wearing a uniform that would normally be overwhelmed by choice and peer pressure – it completely lifted a weight. It may look boring, but it gives me one less thing to worry about and it’s a frictionless experience.
My BMR is 2594 and I’m very lightly active at the moment. I’m eating between 1200-2200 calories per day and am feeling great. I don’t always get all green bars on macros, but I do at least get satiated. If my calorie count is low, it’s not me starving myself – I legitimately was not any hungrier. So I get to eat much more freely now. Cronometer helped me to build an environment where I’m confident in what I’m eating.