Metafilter group on Fatsecret January 6, 2015 9:32 AM   Subscribe

I started a Metafilter group on Fatsecret. Go here to join! You'll be asked to provide your Mefi username.

Also: Fatsecret has the bestworst name of any weight loss platform I can think of. "Shhhh! it's a FATSECRET!"
posted by chesty_a_arthur to MetaFilter-Related at 9:32 AM (18 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I've been using LoseIt - how's this one compare, chesty_a_arthur?
posted by julthumbscrew at 9:41 AM on January 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

Can you give an elevator pitch for these sites?
posted by cjorgensen at 10:24 AM on January 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

Right now I'm using Fitocracy for workout logs and MyFitnessPal for meals. I should maybe try this app instead for food, just to see how it is. The dealbreaker would probably be if it didn't have nutritional information for Canadian foods.
posted by ODiV at 10:35 AM on January 6, 2015

I'd been using LoseIt for years, and I really like it. Recently, though, when I took up weightlifting I also went low-carb and have been really satisfied with the results. Thing is, LoseIt doesn't track net carbs, though -- only total carbs, and I was tired of having to make several clicks to find total fiber and subtract it from total carbs to get net carbs. I did a LOT of hunting around and Fatsecret was the only calorie tracker/food tracker i could find that tracks net carbs as a macro alongside fat and protein.

I actually like the search interface for foods quite a bit as well, and

I also use a Fitbit to track steps -- and that's where I track my weight -- and Fitocracy for workouts, except when I'm running a lot and I use Runkeeper.

If anyone has an app that tracks NET carbs, and integrates with Fitbit, Fitocracy and/or Runkeeper, I'd love to know about it.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 10:56 AM on January 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

if it was a secret i wouldn't give a damn about the fat.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 2:02 PM on January 6, 2015 [13 favorites]

If it was fatsecrete I'd be in.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 5:02 PM on January 6, 2015 [11 favorites]

Fat sakrete
posted by drlith at 5:46 PM on January 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

I would join if it's like PostSecret (ie entirely fake).

"I lost 40 lbs today eating a carrot. Here's a blurry picture of a window."
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:11 PM on January 6, 2015 [32 favorites]

posted by brundlefly at 9:53 PM on January 6, 2015 [2 favorites]

I've only just started using Runkeeper (Moday) so that I could figure out how long the path around the pond is (.63 miles). I haven't used a calorie counting app before, but I'll give it a go.
posted by zinon at 5:36 AM on January 7, 2015

I joined too. Used MFP previously, but I didn't keep up with it. Trying again with this, I guess!
posted by and they trembled before her fury at 11:26 AM on January 8, 2015

There is a greasemonkey script or something that you can set up with MFP to track net carbs and that one also can hook into fitbit. Let me see if I can find the links for setting up MFP.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 2:34 PM on January 8, 2015

Pretty sure this is the link I used to set up MyFitnessPal. It has links to the greasemonkey scripts. I was pretty consistent with everything for about a year, but I moved in December so kind of fell off the wagon late last year.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 2:37 PM on January 8, 2015

Actually, it looks like MFP also hooks into Runkeeper but not Fitocracy. Don't know anything about either of them. I am not a paid spokesman for MFP, I swear, just thought it might fit the bill.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 2:42 PM on January 8, 2015

on second thought, i'm out, this thing is even worse than mfp lol
posted by and they trembled before her fury at 4:46 PM on January 10, 2015 fluffybattlekitten.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 8:52 PM on January 10, 2015

In. I joined FS a long time ago but never used it. Looks a hell of a lot better than it was before.
posted by mrbigmuscles at 11:03 AM on January 11, 2015

I just joined - hope it's a fruitful kick in the pants.
posted by Twicketface at 8:14 AM on January 15, 2015

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