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Fitness Tracking, Calorie Counting, Mobile Apps, Oh My!

At the MAC, our goal is health and fitness and we know that good nutrition is part of a well rounded holistic approach to achieving this goal. We want to provide you with the tools you need to succeed and so we have assembled our picks for some of the best online weight-loss and nutrition tracking websites around. Here they are:

www.LiveStrong.com

Lance Armstrong fans might enjoy Livestrong.com. This site features weight-loss tools and calculators, meal planners and includes a tool to let you create and share loops (your favorite biking, hiking and running routes) with the entire Livestrong community.
Videos, articles and popular dares are other great features of this fun and inspiring site.

  • Membership is free with a premium membership option
  • Special nutritional intake tracking for diabetics
  • Magnesium tracker
  • Create and share loops (your favorite biking, hiking and running routes)
  • Mobile Calorie Counter App for Blackberry, iPhone and iPad

www.SparkPeople.com

SparkPeople is a community based diet and fitness website. The website can be a bit overwhelming but they are a popular, with over 9 million members.

  • Membership is free
  • Personalized diet & fitness plans, workout tracker, exercise demos & videos
  • Ask questions and get answers from dietitians & trainers on message boards
  • Connect with others like you in support teams
  • Create meal plans based on dietary restrictions and calories
  • Plan meals up to a week in advance
  • Share stories, recipes and advice with other members
  • Earn SparkPoints towards prizes like T-shirts, water bottles, and exercise DVDs

www.MyFitnessPal.com

MyFitnessPal is a diet and fitness community built with one purpose in mind: providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals.

  • Membership is Free
  • Free online calorie counter and diet plan.
  • Lose weight by tracking your caloric intake quickly and easily.
  • Works with any diet plan (Atkins, South Beach, the Zone and more)
  • Free mobile apps for iPhone and Android
  • A searchable food database of over 578,000 items
  • Support and motivation from people just like you

www.FitDay.com

Get your free online diet journal and start tracking your foods, exercises, weight loss, and goals. Join over 5.1 Million FitDay members.

  • Membership is free
  • Track your Foods, Exercises, Weight and Goals
  • View your Calories, Nutrition, Weight Loss and more

www.MyNetDiary.com

Their claim: To lose weight with a food diary, the first – and by far the most important thing – is to make it extremely easy and fast to enter your daily foods, the most laborious process, so that you don’t get overwhelmed and give up. Every tap and keystroke counts.
For people looking for a more robust solution to their online journaling, this app may be just what the doctor ordered. But it is not free.

  • Membership ranges from Free to $9.99 per month.
  • Personalized Analysis
  • Weight Goal and Planning
  • Nutrient and Energy Balance
  • Food Tracking
  • Videos
  • Ask a Dietician
  • Robust Mobile Smart Phone apps