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Free Calorie Counting Sites

Updated on July 6, 2009

As I mentioned in a previous article, I’m a calorie counter. I find this type of dieting to be the simplest and most effective weight loss plan for me. If you’ve never tried it before, I encourage you to at least read up on it and see how easy it really is. Back in the day, calorie counting was an annoying process which involved more thinking and brain power than I have time to spare. Thankfully, some brilliant net engineers came along and found a way to make calorie counting extremely easy; they created internet sites which already have all the information you need, and then some. You just tell the search box what food you ate that day and it does all the rest. Keeping track of your caloric intake has never been easier! The following sites are specially designed to help you lose weight by doing all tabulating for you. Some of these sites even grade your diet to let you know what areas you’re missing out on. Have a look, I promise they will make dieting fun and easy.

This is the site I use for my calorie counting. It’s free and very easy to use. Because I live in Europe, some of my food brands aren’t listed in the database, but it’s very easy to just add them by hand and save them for later. You just select your foods and add them to your food log as you go. They also have a nifty calorie burning log, where you can add your daily activities and exercise in order to see how many of those calories have been worked off. For those of us who hate math, this site is heaven sent! The site also has exercise tips and forums where you can meet others in the same boat, share your experiences and give/get support.

This is another free calorie counting site and it’s similar to Calorie Count. Use their food search box and create your food log. Then go to their exercise section and count how many calories you burned whilst doing your daily activities. They have a metabolism calculator, a BMI calculator, a forum for support and even cute widgets you can use to post your weight loss progress on your blog!

If you live in the UK, Calorie Counting is a good choice as it lists your local foods and it even puts them into neat little menu categories for you. They’ve also got a BMI chart for you which lists weight in stones, so you needn’t do any conversions. If you want to actually have access to an online calorie counter and journals, try Weightloss Resourcess free trial.

This calorie counting site is not free, but boy are they popular. Here you’ll have access to a food log, nonstop support from their forums, exercise guides, recipes, articles, testimonials and more. As with the other sites, you just search for your food and go. You can even search the article database. If you’d like to join it’s about 9 USD per month.


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      Patti Ann 8 years ago from Florida

      I have also found that counting calories is the best way to lose weight. Thanks for sharing the calorie counting sites.

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      skye2day 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Hello Isabella, Beautiful name. ( meaning: 'Beautiful' in French or 'Vow in God' in the Hebrew text)

      I am blessed with a slim body. It is truly a blessing and I know it. I am a master Hair Colorist and Stylist with passion for writing. I have had around 50-75 clients over the years that lost mega weight counting calories. I saw it with my eyes. I have prayed with them  When they reach their goal we go for a new transformation of a styling hair doo. My hats are off to those that are trying. My prayers are with those that loose hope or never try. I realize it must be so very difficult. Any thing that has us chained is work to overcome. I do know, I have been in chains over issues. Freedom has a Price. We are not alone The willingness to do something about the issue that has you chained and action is required. May God Bless you as you reach out to others with hope and inspiration. Thanks for giving. I have a couple new hubs and one to submit today. Check em out. Your Friend

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      JPSO138 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      Up for this one. Very useful information.

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      atikamon 8 years ago from LONDON, UK

      thanks for the information we all needs to take note of the calories consumption for various reasons

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      Hector Herrera 8 years ago from Dominican Republic

      Thanks Isabella for the educational Hub. It's really a great contribution to help us kee in shape.

      I have been lucky ,because I am more than sixty year old and still have the same waist as when I was 21.

      I have never counted any calories and eat everything I like.

      My blood pressure is great perfect thanks God.

      I just keep working, walking, swimming , loving nature and kiss and hug any woman that comes near me.

      That's calorie counting for me.



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      Susan Keeping 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      I'll have to check some of these out.

      Do you notice that the skinny guy in those ads looks a lot like Ryan? :)