Hi there and greetings again from all the team here at Cronometer.com Towers!
This is our 2nd monthly update on new features, albeit a few months overdue. I’ll try to get better with sharing our new features news with you on a regular schedule!
Here’s what’s been going on since the last update at the end of March:
Free App updates:
27,000 foods reviewed by curation team:
o 74% approved
o 16% rejected
o 10% with issues, then resolved
The above shows the work involved in having a curated database, which sets cronometer.com apart from other apps, ensuring the most accurate nutritional information possible
Redesign of charts
o Taking advantage of better available charting
o As a result, will have more advanced charting features soon
o Import your activity
Nokia Thermo Support
o Import Boby Temperature from Nokia/Withings Thermo Device
Delete/Retire recipe impact on previous diary entries change
o Will now ask user if they want to update previous entries, or preserve diary
Investment in platform to ensure GDPR conformity and strengthen HIPAA compliance
o Security has always been central to what we do, this helps us formalize it
- All of the free app updates plus
New Recipe Editor in Mobile Apps
o More intuitive recipe entry based upon user feedback
Add Serving Dialog Redesign
o More intuitive recipe entry, based upon user feedback
Add photo/images to notes
o Upload image (I use one per meal, when I take a picture of my meal)
Show net carbs in new recipe editor
o User can choose to show total carbs or net carbs
Timestamping in beta testing (and looking great)
o Lots of beta users, and working with new intra day charting
- All of the free & gold updates plus
- Lots of bug fixes based upon feedback
o Also some plumbing for exciting upcoming features
Since our last update, we’ve had a few changes ourselves! We moved to a brand new office here in Revelsoke, BC, allowing us to expand – and hired more developers to get to new features faster, and more data curators and customer support to ensure we are providing the best service possible.
We’ll get some more personnel updates in the Team area of the forums over the next few weeks https://forums.cronometer.com/categories/begin-here .
Also, we’ve got the following that we are almost complete on, we hope to release very soon:
HeadsUp Health Integration
We’ll keep busy improving the world’s best nutrition app 😊
Let us know by commenting below what new feature you’re excited for and what you’d like to see next.
Until next month,
The Team @ Cronometer.com
One of our professional users, Tamar Cohen, runs a nutrition practice called Tri Holistic Nutrition. She was gracious enough to reach out to her clients to see if any of them were willing to share their story with us. Meet Mimi, a college student who worked with Tamar. Here is her story!
"Mimi is a college student who had gained weight. We worked together for 6 months combining in-person meetings and weekly phone check-ins. I used Cronometer to help guide her on the best food choices for her overall health and weight management goals. Every week, when we got on the phone, we would look at her Cronometer log.
I could see exactly what she was eating. It made it easier to tweak her diet and make the recommendations that would fit her lifestyle and help achieve both optimal health and ideal weight.
One year later Mimi had lost and maintained a 30lb weight drop. In her own words she says “I feel very healthy and have been on a Paleo diet, like you suggested”.
I feel confident that our work together has given Mimi the tools to make healthy dietary choices that will last a lifetime."
If anyone would like to contact Tamar about her services, click here to visit her website.
Would love to see a widget (or a few) for quick glance at my home screen to know how I'm doing or to quick add foods. Maybe one small one that shows how many calories I've consumed with the pie graph border showing me the percentage of macros at a glance; tap it and it opens your diary. Then a larger (width) that shows that along with buttons for add food and scan UPC. Lastly, a full width one that has the previous one's information, but also how many calories you've burned and somehow the remaining for the day (or how much you're over your goal if you're over).
This testimonial is some months overdue.
I reached my weight goal—and I have maintained my weight goal for 6 months now—thanks to Dr. Mercola’s book Fat for Fuel—and the use of Cronometer. I am satisfied that I am eating a healthy regimen for my overall health, not just to maintain my ideal weight.
The major factors that helped me to lose weight are as follows.
1) Cutting carbs (even good carbs) to a maximum of 10 carbs/day or less
2) Recording ALL food intake in Cronometer; monitoring macro nutrients, especially carbs.
3) Keeping my healthy fat intake at the recommended high amount; eating MCT oil, 4 TB/day
4) Intermittent fasting; specifically, skipping breakfast (fasting for 15+ hours) 3-5 days/week.
Note: Exercise was NOT a major factor in my weight loss. I did not have a consistent exercise
Weigh in at 138#. My goal is to lose the extra weight which has been slowly & steadily increasing since I went on full-on menopause fifteen years prior—despite all my “weight loss diet” efforts--and which, as of this date, is about 15 extra pounds. I am 67 years old. I begin a low carb program, with moderate protein. A few weeks into my low-carb regimen, I begin to follow the regimen recommended in “Fat for Fuel.”
Achieve a weight loss of 20# (I exceeded my original weight loss goal of 15#)
Weigh in at 118#. (I weigh myself every Monday morning.)
Thank you, Dr. Mercola! Thank you, Cronometer!
We've been working hard the past few months on a highly requested feature — the ability to track the time-of-day with your diary entries.
Despite seeming simple, this is actually a rather large and complex project — it requires a lot of new UI, charting library, database changes, support with all of our device integrations, data exchange formats, dealing with timezones and timezone changes, and so on. We've still got a lot of work ahead of us to complete this, but we're ready to invite a few of our Gold users to an early preview so we can get some early feedback.
Please note this is open to Gold and Pro users only, and that being beta, there may be undiscovered bugs and issues to encounter and we cannot guarantee preservation or correctness of your time-data during this early stage. Please do not apply unless you're comfortable with this and the fact that the experience is still incomplete with many rough edges. You can email our support team to request access to this early beta.
The early access beta lets you set/edit times on your diary items, as well as pull in times from most of the device integrations automatically. It does not yet have an upgraded charting library to view at the sub-day time granularity, and the mobile app will also not yet have support for time-of-day.
We're very interested in feedback on the user interface changes, and the default behaviours, and in making sure they work well with the myriad ways our users will organize their data (often in unexpected ways!).
A quick overview of the changes below showing the time of day editor and how it will appear in the diary:
We appreciate gathering any early feedback you may have!
It would be nice to see the glycemic load for foods.....is this included in the Gold Upgrade by chance?
My name is Eliisa and I work here at Cronometer! I haven't formally introduced myself on the forums yet. I promise I will get around to telling you all about the variety of things I do here in the near future, but first I am hoping to get some assistance...
I recently decided to go keto - not to lose weight - but to reap the benefits of the keto diet; particularly the touted benefits of more energy and greater mental clarity. I know that a lot of you Cronometer users are ketogenic pros and I am hoping to draw on your guidance and wisdom to be successful with this lifestyle change. To this point my diet has largely been comprised of carbohydrates (to say I love candy is a massive understatement!) so I anticipate the switch to mostly fats and protein to have it's challenges. That being said I wholeheartedly welcome any advice you might have throughout my journey!
To keep things interesting I am going to post about going keto on our Instagram account (@cronometer_official) - I will give updates, track progress and break down this lifestyle change in honest terms. I welcome you to follow along and see what happens! I also welcome anyone who is also debating going keto to join me on this health journey; I am committing to the next 30 days with the option of continuing indefinitely.
Thank you so much for taking a moment to read this! Wish me luck!
Hi! I lost about 150 lbs after having gastric bypass surgery. Many times during my weight loss phase I would get worried (unnecessarily, but that's me!) about whether I was getting adequate nutrition. I would turn to Cronometer and log my food for a couple of days and voila, would discover that I was doing just fine.
I also used Cronometer to prove to my surgical nutritionist that I'm getting adequate protein on my mostly-vegan diet. And knowing how many vitamins actually take in helps me adjust my vitamin & mineral supplements so that I'm not taking in excess (which can be as bad for you as too little).
Most of my friends who've had this surgery have regained a substantial amount (like 30% or more) of their weight. Even though this is pretty common and usually doesn't re-start the serious health problems they had before the surgery, I really want to avoid significant regain because, well, it's really fun to be slim! So I continue to weigh weekly and whenever I gain more than a couple of pounds, I use Cronometer to track what I'm eating/drinking to show me what I've been doing wrong. Sometimes its as simple as not drinking enough water, and sometimes it's eating more high-calorie treats than I'd realized.
For example, using Cronometer helped me identify a pattern that was causing me to gain weight. I eat primarily WFPB, but a few months ago started eating cheese. I didn't think I was eating that much but nevertheless was gaining weight. After faithfully tracking everything I ate/drank in Cronometer, though, the graph made it crystal clear that every night I had wine, I also went WAY over the number of calories I needed. Digging a little further into the graph data (LOVE that feature of Cronometer) proved the unwelcome fact that most of those excess calories were coming from the cheese! (Apparently a little wine has a big effect on my ability to estimate cheese intake, lol!)