Counting Calories, Watching Others

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  1. David Browning says:

    David likes!! It would be nice to see a list of members and maybe their respective recipes. It could also show how many recipes each member submitted on the list and you could see maybe stats about their profil such as age, location (state), amount of recipes submitted, average prep time, likes, dislikes, etc.


  2. boxybravo says:

    I like this to, I was a little confused about how to make an account but I see where to do it now.

  3. This seems really great, once I get some recipes in I can start creating weekly meal plans.

    It would be awesome to be able to click Vegan in the profile section to automatically eliminate dairy, meat, eggs, and seafood. In addition, I would like to be able to check off Milk and Butter Alternatives, like Soy or Almond Milk and Vegan Margarine in the sections of food that I like.

  4. Tyler says:

    I like it too. I’m starting to add sponsors to the site and they are one of my first (only out of a few) — it’s a great service that I can definitely support.

  5. Tyler says:

    Yeah, it took me a few seconds to find it as well, but once I saw it I went “OH!”

  6. Tyler says:

    I definitely agree — that’d make it much more convenient. Good suggestions, Tom.

  7. suzanne says:

    I tried to put my zip code in but since i’m in Canada it won’t accept it 🙁

  8. Amy says:

    I am so impressed by your story. I lost over 100 lbs 7 years ago and have struggled with so many of the issue that you have talked about. This year I made a serious commitment to get rid of the rest and tone up. Your blog is going to be helpful. Thanks and GREAT JOB!

  9. Jaclyn says:

    Hey Tyler,

    What do you mean Oprah didnt call you? Surely her people are slacking, some one could loose their job for this you know! (hahah)

    Your calorie calculator reminded me of Lance Armstrong’s, Daily Plate. Using his website you can enter what you ate and it too will calculate calories and nutrition for you. Additionally, you can enter what Physical Activity you conducted and it will subtract your lost calories from your consumed calories. You can also join challenges and Dares. (to run a marathon, to stop smoking etc).
    My point is, between papayahead, Lance, and countless others, there are too many resources to help people be healthier. People, there is no excuse anymore.

  10. AndrewENZ says:

    I like the look of this. I’ll give it a go.

  11. Dean says:

    Wow! Thank you Tyler for the kind comments. It is great to participate in this community, with people who recognize that “Eating Well” can be enjoyable and fun. I look forward to hearing more of your feedback and ideas – I’ll respond to every single one.

  12. Dean says:

    David – great ideas. I want to be a little bit careful, not everyone wants their info displayed, but we could make it optional….
    Definetly on our list of things to work on.

  13. Dean says:

    Website design is freakin hard! But it’s fun too..
    Glad you found it. We’ll have to think about what we can do to make it easier.

  14. Dean says:

    Adding those items to the Profile is pretty easy. We’ll do it! We are working now to redesign the Profile section so you can set it up for all household members. We’ll roll your ideas into that release (hopefully coming soon!)

  15. Dean says:

    sorry about that…we should be able to make that change today.

  16. theantijared says:

    Papayas are gross. What a shame, the only fruit I hate.

  17. BodyByPizza says:

    Look really promising! Cooking can be a pain in the butt for the calorie conscious (so many ingredients, so many numbers!) but this website makes it easy. The UI is a little hard to navigate, but good things come to those who wait.

  18. suzanne says:

    How do you imput foods not found in the search engine?

  19. Joe says:

    the recommended daily value of fiber is around 25g per day if i’m not mistaken. what are you averaging? also, how “regular” are you… have you become more regular since the weight loss?

  20. Andrew C says:

    Looks like a useful site! First suggestion would be a reference for what you define as “not active”, “moderately active”, and “active” on the profile page. What I consider moderately active, another might consider active. This has a huge impact on calorie requirements.

    I’ll post anything else I think of as I play around more!

  21. Dean says:

    We almost went with MangoHead….bummer you don’t lke Papayas. I hope that doesn’t get in the way of enjoying the site!

  22. Dean says:

    Anything in particular you found hard? We are constantly tweaking to try to make it as easy as possible…

  23. Dean says:

    right now, we put them in so we can ensure the accuracy of the nutrition data. What do you want? Send it to me and we’ll get it entered.

  24. Dean says:

    OK. That’s easy, we’ll ad that info tomorrow (Wednesday). I’d do it now, but I’m not a developer – so I’ll have to wait for them to wake up. Good idea!


  25. Tyler says:

    Hi Amy! I wish you well — good luck on your commitment. I hope you keep commenting, I love the feedback. Keep me updated with your progress.

  26. Tyler says:

    Absolutely — no excuses with all the FREE tools, services, and information out there.

    And I think Oprah lost my number.

  27. Tyler says:

    Glad to see you here, Dean!

  28. Tyler says:

    I LOVE your blog. I love your comments on my blog, too. Great before and after pictures as well, but I think I’ve already told you that 🙂

  29. Tyler says:

    I’ve actually had a deficiency in fiber and it’s made for a few uncomfortable weeks at time. I’m eating Raisin Bran right now for breakfast a lot of mornings (with like 35% of your daily fiber in a single cup), so it’s getting better.

  30. josie says:

    Definitely gonna check it out! Seems like a great resource!

  31. Dean says:

    This is updated now. Thanks for the feedback.

  32. Dean says:

    FYI – these definitions are in place now. Thanks for the suggestion!

  33. DJ Neu says:

    Congrats to Dean for coming up with such a great site. It’s actually very easy to navigate, so I found it odd some people were making comments stating they had some difficulty. I joined last night and it seems I’m making some awesome food. No wonder I’m rocking this weight loss. P.S. You know if you’re not active, moderately active, or active. Great job, Dean!

  34. Scott says:

    Cool Site – would love to be able to cut and paste entire recipes from my digital collection.

    also – “what’s this” link is dead next to “make this a batch recipe.

  35. Dean says:

    It would be cool…there are a few problems though. Copyright is one. We resepect peoples IP and want to honor the full intent of the law here. We only want to include recipes where we have explicit permisiion.
    The other issue is accuracy of nutirition data. We take this seriously and many recipes on the internet are displayed with very inaccurate data. Any time you see “salt to taste…or substitute margarine” and then a detailed printout of nutirtion facts you have to question the data. So we are erring on the side of caution and excercising some caution on recipes that get entered and approved for public display.

    You are right – that link is broken. Dang! It’ll be fixed Friday. Thanks for spotting it.


  36. Carey White says:

    Excellent music list! Thank you!


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