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Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
Great news! WebMD has re-vamped & re-launched our already popular Food & Fitness Planner to make it much simpler to track your daily nutrition and exercise.

There's some magic in keeping a food diary — one study found it can double a person's weight loss! The researchers discovered that the more food records people kept, the more weight they lost.

With this new WebMD tool you will be able to:

  • Set your personal weight goals and WebMD will calculate calorie recommendations on how to achieve them.
  • Discover calories and nutrition facts for 1000's of foods and beverages or create your own, all of which you can log to a meal time.
  • Choose from 100's of popular activities or add your own to create custom workouts.
  • Track your calories and view your progress to stay on track.
  • Monitor your nutrient intake with our saturated fat, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, fiber, sugar, and protein trackers.
  • View progress reports to see how your weight has changed over time.

Not sure how to use a food diary for the best results? Take a look at these 8 Tips For Making a Food Diary Work For You to get you off on the right track.

Let us know what you think! Do you already keep a food journal of some sort? What do you like (or not like) about your method? Has it helped you lose weight or does it seem like an unnecessary chore?

Please share your thoughts with us below
Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours. - Irish Proverb
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An_201912 responded:
Andie, I am new to webmd, new to internet. I found the Food and fitness Planner, entered my profile, and almost had a cow. I am using the Food and Fitness Journal and find this great tool. It's still awkward to get all foods entered, getting easier after discovering I can add frequent foods and easily move them into the journal. How do you record water intake? I see the glasses, but don't know how to record. I currently weigh 234 pounds, want to be 160, and am having a hard time keeping resolve. I have a sedentary job (medical transcription) and am 66. I hope to increase exercise, decrease eating on a slow, even keel. I am finding that putting things on paper really helps reality set in, and am working hard on meal planning. Utah Lady
 
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kcs44 responded:
I have been using the food-fitness planner for the last week. I have been eating less calories than I am supposed to be and I am burning more calories throughout the week than I am supposed to be. But, I am still not losing weight...What am I doing wrong?? Or when should I expect to see some results?
 
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Andie_WebMD_Staff replied to An_201912's response:
Hi there,

I'm so glad to hear the Food & Fitness Planner is what you were looking for! The food logging can be a bit time consuming at first as you begin forming your list of favorites, but once you get your commonly used foods in there, it will be much simpler.

To add your water intake you just click on the glasses. They should change their appearance to look like they are full of water when you do.

Food journaling can be your best friend once you start using it. This way you can "budget" your calories to include some favorites in your diet without feeling guilty because you know where you stand at any given moment.

Much like you, I am sitting at a desk in front of the computer most of the day. I started adding in short walks a few times a week and just kept trying to go further each time. Walking is a great way to get started.

Congrats, and keep up the great work! I hope to see lots more of you here in our community!
Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours. - Irish Proverb
 
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Andie_WebMD_Staff replied to kcs44's response:
Hi Kcs,

Congrats on your commitment! Sounds like you've done well with budgeting your calories.

There could be a few reasons that you're not seeing weight loss so far.

To lose one pound of fat, you must burn approximately 3500 calories over and above what you already burn doing daily activities. This is because each pound of fat contains about 3500 calories worth of energy. So, it may take a while to burn off that much.

There could also be other factors coming in to play, such as medical conditions, medications, age, etc.

I suggest you post a little more about yourself: gender, age,weight, medical conditions, etc. in a brand new question. This way Dr. Peeke and the community will have a better chance of providing helpful info.

Thanks, and please keep us updated on how you're doing!
Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours. - Irish Proverb
 
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Keek116 responded:
Been using this for almost a week and getting the hang of it. However, when I pull up the Summary page and charts and trackers, there is nothing there. And, I am unable to drag frequent foods from the list into my meals. Is there something in my web security that might be causing this to happen? Although, my husband uses the same computer and his is working fine. I have even tried to start over, but it automatically pulls up the account I already have.
 
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ApolloRose responded:
I started this program 1/1/11. To date have lost 21.2 pounds of the 20 pound, 20 week, self imposed progam I set for myself. Have extended it for another 9 pounds.
 
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Rubeena2011 replied to ApolloRose's response:
I have lost 5 Kgs in 2 months using the Food & Fitness Planner - But since the last week, the application is acting up. It does not log the food and exercises correctly. The calories are not calulated correctly. I feel so discouraged...I contacted WEBMD and asked them to look into it, but I have no reply yet...Do you have the same problem?
 
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bosse1961 replied to Andie_WebMD_Staff's response:
I just started this week and am a bit confused. Are we supposed to track our time at work. You have so many occupations listed it leads me to believe I should. But that sends my calories burned out of the sky. Or just outside our routine? For many housework is a routine yet you say to track that. Please clarify because I love this but want to use it correctly. Thank you.
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to bosse1961's response:
I'm not familiar with this tool yet! Let me poke around and see if I can find some answers. If I can't figure it out, I'm sure someone on the WebMD team can!
 
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erp2011 replied to Rubeena2011's response:

Hey i am having the same problem, I also contacted tech support and got no response. Hopefully if enough of us complain they will fix it.The tool is a great idea, but it does need to work right.
 
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katzenivy replied to erp2011's response:
So good to see others working on this! I depend on the diet and exercise tracker. I started using it in December and have lost 18.5# since Valentine's Day using the HHCG diet. They better fix it. We won't stop bugging them 'till they do!
 
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SkyeFive replied to Keek116's response:
Hi, I tried this Web MD site for 4 days, and got so frustrated with the technical problems (food amounts not being tracked correctly, calories not being added up exactly, etc).
Hint: there are other places to help you Live Strong, and everything there (trackers, forums and more) works! Go try!
 
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RXSUNSET replied to Andie_WebMD_Staff's response:
The website isn't allowing me to log my water on it. I see that the glasses are changing with the water but when I click on it nothing happens, it isn't logging it it just goes back to clear...any advice? Am I doing something wrong? Thank you!
 
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MTW123 responded:
I absolutely LOVE this planner. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Since using it I really think before I eat and have cut hundreds of useless calories because I'm using this program.

Are you working on a Food and fitness planner for iphone? I know there is a webmd app for iphone, but it is rather difficult to actually get to it. I also have an Asus android that I'd like to put in the kitchen for convenience, but there is not an app for it either. In searching the web I came across this: http://www.marcbanderson.com/WebMD-Mobile-Food-and-Fitness-Planner website. This would be an awesome iphone app. Any chance such an app is currently in the works?


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