Weight Loss and Health ToolsThis page is for the sharing of weight loss tools that we found useful on our low carb journeys whether they're ones we made ourselves or ones we found elsewhere. If you have a weight loss diet tool that you would like to contribute, please feel free!
I plan to work on a tool that will include some of these all in the one spreadsheet but that won't be ready for a while, while I work on this site.
Handy tools posted by our membersHere's some links to tools that our members have contributed over the years:
Jason's Low Carb Spreadsheet
Nina's Daily Planner
Pensull's Shopping Planner
Jim's Weekly Weight loss Spreadsheet
Chicken Legs Progress Spreadsheet
Handy Weight loss Tool LinksHere is some handy tools already on the net like food databases, PFC calculators and the like. If you have any good ones you would like to share please feel free to let us know in our corresponding thread here on our forums.
FOOD DIARIES/JOURNAL:FitDay Online Food Journal (American) *Note* Americans include fibre in their carbohydrate totals on their nutritional information and labels but we don't.
Nutridiary Free online food and exercise diary
Calorie King have both an Australian and an American website with an online food database that is free as well as other tools such as food journals if you sign up, I believe you pay for the American one, I am not sure if you still pay for the Australian version, it's changed a few times over the years.
FOOD DATABASES:Firstly, I just want to add a note here that Australian food databses do not include fibre in their total carbohydrate count like American food databases do, so please do not subtract fibre from the carb count when using Australian nutritional information.
Calorie King (Australian) There used to be a lot of problems with their fresh food database as they used to get their information from the USDA but I believe they finally changed over to Australian/NZ Food Standards which are much more accurate, if you are ever unsure on an item double check with our Foodstandards. The American site is here.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand Nuttab 2010, this is the most accurate and gives a lot of info but unfortunately some foods are not covered.
Nutrition Facts & Calorie Counter This is American but its a really good tool no matter where you live, I love it!
Carb Counter (American)
USDA US Nutrient Data Library, basically the US version of our foodstandards and not as accurate as ours as they calculate using the difference method meaning things like ash get counted as carbs.
GLYCEMIC INDEXOnLine Searchable Glycemic Index database
Mendosa Glycemic Lists
OTHER TOOLS:BMR and CALORIES Article on how to calculate your basal metabolic rate for SAFE weight loss.
Oil Analysis Spreadsheet
PFC and Calorie Calculators Tools to help you calculate your calories, protein, fat and carbohydrate levels
Easy Weight Graphs
Measurements and Conversions Includes splenda and stevia conversions.
Measurements Calculator Convert that American recipe easily with this!
Google Docs & Spreadsheets Free web-based word processing and spreadsheet program