By request, we’ve added support for custom exercise entries. For example, you may have worked out at the gym on the training equipment, and know how many calories burned, you can enter it directly as a custom exercise, rather than searching for an approximation in the defaults. Note: These entries won’t display correctly on the
We’ve added biometrics for tracking your total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and tricylcerides. For those getting regular blood tests to manage their cholesterol levels, this can make it easier to correlate with your diet and exercise trends.
The USDA has recently released version sr24 of their food database. We’ve updated our foods with this new information. This release adds over 300 new food items, as well as more accurate nutritional information for existing items.
Gold Subscribers get a new feature this week: Ask The Oracle. Located on the Foods tab, the nutrient oracle can help you explore the food database to find good sources for particular nutrients. The results can be ranked in three different ways: Highest amount Per Calorie, highest amount per Gram, and by The Oracle. The last
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
Today’s new version adds some preliminary support for languages. Don’t get too excited — it’s just a baby step in the direction of having full translations. To kick things off, we’ve added food data from the Canadian Nutrient File (CNF). This database contains roughly 5800 food items, although many are derived from the USDA dataset,
We’ve just released a new food & recipe editor. This version should be simpler to use than before. Instead of a pop-up dialog, the food details are displayed inline on the foods tab and can be edited in place. We’ve also changed some of the nutrient categorizations around to be more logical. Carbohydrates has it’s
There are a few hidden features we’d like to take a moment to point out for you power-users. In the diary, you can now multi-select entries by shift-clicking the items. This will filter the nutrition summary below to show totals for just your selection. This is very useful if you want to see how a particular
For our subscribers, we’ve added a new feature today. There is now the ability to export all of your diary data to .csv files. These can be opened in spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, or Google Docs, where you can slice and dice your data any way you like. For all users, the
We’ve updated how Vitamin A (IU) is calculated for our USDA foods. It turns out that the USDA values are using an out-dated method for calculating IU that has been discredited in recent years as being far too generous. It has been shown that our bodies do not convert carotenoids as efficiently as it was