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Great Free Online Food Journals to Check Out

Hey gang!  How’s your Tuesday going?  Have you been eating healthy today?

Do you keep a food journal?

Do you keep a food journal?

Did you know that many studies have shown that people who keep a food journal eat healthier and consume less colories?  People who eat healthier live LONGER too!  You could keep a paper-based food journal, but will that capture how many calories, vitamins and nutrients you’ve consumed? 

Ahhh – that’s where the internet comes in! One thing I love about the internet is the plethora of online tools to help motivate us to get active, lose weight and to eat healthy.  Here’s a list of online food journals that I urge you to check out

Loseit.com – This one is my personal favourite because it has a FREE iPhone application that goes with it so I can record my food offline throughout the day on my iPod Touch (or on an iPhone) that I use as a PDA.  When I get home from work I can sync my journal on our home wireless network.  I like it because it also emails me an excel spreadsheet of my journal that I import into Google docs so I can share it with you in my Motivation Monday post.  The site can also send out a tweet on your behalf to your followers regarding your progress to keep you accountable. 

SparkPeople – This site also has an iPhone application that syncs with the website that is available from the iTunes store for $1.99.  The journal can be shared within the SparkPeople Community to keep you accontable with your online friends and cheerleaders.  I’m not sure if you can update your SparkPeople iPhone Journal when in off-line mode (ie: on an iPod Touch not connected to wifi)

Livestrong – This site is the brain-child of my celebrity boyfriend Lance Armstrong (known around my house as Lancie).  It also has an iPhone/iPod application available for download for FREE from the iTunes store.  Livestrong is great because it also has a lot of information regarding how to kick that nasty smoking habit.

My Pyramid – This site is from the US Department of Agriculture.  Instead of focussing on the daily RDA of vitamins and nutrients, it focusses on whether or not you eat by the US Food Pyramid.  It lets you know if you’re short on fruits,  veggies, proteins or grains.  This is great because it takes the guess work out of it, ‘cause really – who on earth knows what foods can provide you with the vitamin A you may be deficient in? This site does not have a iPhone App.

Fit Day – This is a geat food journal because of all of the customized reports you can run from it.  You can set your fitness and weightloss goals and it will tell you how many more calories you can consume to meet those goals.  It has a downloadable desktop software, however I’m unaware of what added benefits that would have over the Free online version. 

Tweet What You Eat – This is a great site if you don’t have an iPhone or iPod Touch but have a blackberry or other phone that you have set up to send updates to twitter from.  I love being able to update my journal on the go, rather than having to log onto a website at the end of the day to record from a paper record what I’ve eaten. Basically you register at www.tweetwhatyoueat.com with your twitter account and then send direct messages (DM) to TWYE with the food that you’ve eaten.  i.e.: D TWYE Banana  Tweet what you eat then automatically updates your food journal for you including the number of calories! 

This brings me to this week’s Poll Question:  Do You Use A Food Journal? 

PS – If I’ve missed any you can use my CONTACT FORM to let me know and I’ll be happy to add it to the list :)

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Fitness Tip of The Day: When running errands or shopping, be sure to pack some healthy snacks to have on-hand. Then after you work-up a big appetite, you won’t be tempted to grab something at the mall food court or the fast food restaurant on the way home. Exercise is not enough. You must also include healthy eating habits.

Related posts:

  1. How Much do You Need to Eat to Lose Weight?
  2. Losing Weight With Twitter

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Fun With Google

My mom did this on her blog (yes, my mom has a blog) and it looked like a lot of fun, so I’m going to copy her and do it too. 

Mine are in red. My responses are in blue.Type in the following and choose from the first page:

1: Type in “[your name] needs” in the Google search: Janice needs to get her head out her ar*e

Mom, you’re not allowed to comment about that one.

2: Type in “[your name] looks like” in Google search: Janice looks like an old wasted cracker full of botox with salt on top of it.

Ouch!

3: Type in “[your name] hates” in Google search: Janice hates K-Fed

I’m not a big fan of Britney either.

4: Type in “[your name] goes” in Google search: Janice goes to Joyland!

Get your mind outta the gutter!  It’s a theme park in Lubbock, Texas: http://www.joylandpark.com/

5: Type in “[your name] loves” in Google search: Janice Loves “Stale Blue Balls”

I’m laughing so hard that I can’t even think of a comment to write about that one.

6: Type in “[your name] eats” in Google search: Janice eats clients who don’t give her gifts.

I want an iPod Touch – hint, hint…

7: Type in “[your name] has” in Google search: Janice has been captivating audiences for the past eight years.

Nope – my blog has only been around for 4 years.

8: Type in “[your name] works” in Google search: Janice works for you

I do?  How come you aren’t paying me more?

9: Type in”[your name] lives” in Google search: Janice lives with the models, making them cross-dress for her amusement.

Now that sounds like my kind of fun!

10: Type in “[your name] died” in Google search: Janice died Alive in 1996

Ummm – aren’t you generally alive when you die?

11: Type in “[your name] will” in Google search: Janice will teach us not to be afraid to get down and dirty

Just don’t tell my hubby that I taught you that.

Alright, now it’s your turn!  Go on and have some fun with Google!


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-Janice aka @momontherun

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