My Favorite “Healthy Choices” Site (I Refuse to Call it a Diet)
Update: Well shoot. It looks like TDP is closed to new registrations (sorry! I’m always logged in so I didn’t see that message when you sign up.) The good news is that it looks like you can register at Livestrong.com and get all of the Daily Plate’s features.
So I meant to blog about this awesome food-tracking site months ago but… well, I fell off the wagon. But I’m back to trying to make more healthy choices (fall resolution!), and I thought I’d share. There are a lot of calorie counting/diet tracking sites out there (believe me, I’ve tried them) but The Daily Plate is my favorite. They have—literally—everything in their food database. Sign up for free and then start logging everything you eat, including how much water you’re drinking, and your excercise. They’ll store all your info (forever) so you can see exactly how you’re doing from any computer. You can get nifty charts showing your weight (eek) and your progress towards your goals. You can save meals you eat often so you don’t have to enter in each little bite everyday. It even tracks the nutrition info for
everything you eat, so you can see if you’re getting enough protein,
too much sugar, etc. Cool.
Now if this all sounds a little OCD and like a fair amount of work, well, it is. But I think eating what I want (er, mostly) and tracking calories is a far better long-term choice for me (rather than other kinds of "diets"), and this site makes it way easier than it would otherwise be.
Moral of the story: If you’re looking to make a little fall resolution yourself (and you’re crazy like me!) check out The Daily Plate. Once you get into the swing of it, it’s really do-able—and it’s so gratifying to see that 10 minutes I spend on the site each day pay off for my health.