Take control. Track the calories you eat, track the calories you burn. Track calories fast. Calorie Line's simple calorie journal / exercise journal is for people who want to track their calories as quickly as possible, so that they can do it every day. Keep on tracking. We keep it simple so you can keep it going.
After the free sign-up, you will be sent to our home page to track what you eat, calories you burn from exercise, and your weight.
Be on and off the Calorie Line site fast -- you've got better things to do all day than keeping your calorie log up-to-date.
Calorie Line is dedicated to making logging your calories as easy as possible. Every time you enter something new into your calorie tracker, it is memorized. The next time you eat the same thing, Calorie Line will find it automatically as soon as you type of little bit of its name. Months worth of data is memorized to help you enter food into your calorie journal as fast as possible.
Visualize the relationship between what you eat, the exercise you get, and what you weigh in a section of the site we call The Score.
Calorie line remembers months' worth of data, and displays it for you in daily, weekly, and monthly graphs. You'll know instantly whether you're letting your intake creep up. And the monthly graphs with show you long term trends.
And day-of-week graphs let you see what days you tend to exercise the most, and what days you eat more than average. Also, time-of-day graphs let you see what time of day you are getting most of your calories.
Seeing your calories, exercise, and weight on the same graph will help you find patterns of exercise that get you the best results.
Small adjustments, not big ones. Catch changes to trends in your eating and exercise habits fast, so you can make the small adjustments that will keep you off of the diet roller coaster.
The calorie line is the bottom line.
No nonsense, no flim-flam, no fads. You will not be tricked into looking at page after page so that you can be bombarded with ads for fad diets. Sorry, no magic berries. Calorie Line's calorie and exercise journal was designed to get you on and off the site in the shortest time possible.
Sustain your commitment. Don't just commit to controlling your weight, commit at a level you can sustain over the long haul. Our calorie tracker takes just minutes each day, and will give you skills for counting calories that will be with you even when a computer is nowhere in site.
Affordable, simple, effective. Let us help you see your calorie line, the bottom line when it comes to controlling your weight.
Calorie Line provides a place to keep a log of what you eat, how much you exercise, and how much you weigh. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to track the amount of calories you eat every day.We want to make counting calories something you can do in a few minutes each day, so that you can log your calories and exercise for a long period of time.
We also provide tools and graphs to help you to look for those patterns in your eating and exercise habits that may have an impact your weight.
The quote above is by one of the researchers of a 2008 study, funded by the the U.S. National Institutes of Health, which showed that tracking your calories can help you control your weight.
We believe that if you count calories, the knowledge will help you to control your weight and thus improve your health, not just for the duration of your diet but for the rest of your life.
With the knowledge you get from logging and graphing your calories, exercise, and weight, you will be able to make simple, small adjustments to your eating and exercise habits when necessary. Because it is a lot easier to make the occasional small adjustment then to spend months and months dieting.
We have a simple 'ledger' style form for tracking calories, exercise, and weight (and to take notes). The calorie journal is the heart of Calorie Line, where you will spend 3-5 minutes per day (less as you gain experience counting calories).
If you need help on how to enter a meal into the Calorie Line calorie tracker, just log in and go to your Home page, then click 'Help'. The interactive help will literally point you to the buttons you need to click in order to enter your calories into your log.
Our primary goal is to make the difficult task of tracking calories as easy and fast as possible, so we also provide a calorie lookup tool for looking up how many calories are in various foods. Our calorie data is taken from the USDA's web site. In the coming months, we will be adding to the US government's data with data from manufacturers so that you can search for calories by the brand of food or restaurant you eat at.
We also provide a way to track how many calories you burn from exercise. More information on our exercise tracker is below.
For analysis, we provide lots of graphs so that you can see how much you're eating, at what time of day you tend to eat, and on what days you tend to eat less food. It is easy to see trends forming in your eating patterns when they are laid out on a graph. If an area of one of our graphs interests you, click on it, and you will then be taken to a list of the things you ate and the exercise you did during the time period depicted on the graph.
Our advanced search tool can also be used for analysis, by enabling you to search for days you ate below your average calories, or days when you ate more than average.Back to top
With Calorie Line, insights that are normally obscured by time emerge in the weekly and monthly graphs. You will see if you've eaten more than average calories for a few days in a row (and by how much), and it will be obvious to you to adjust your intake before you extend that run to 3 weeks.
And, conversely, you will see if you were too disciplined the week before, so you can be ready as you metabolism 'fights back' and tries to recoup some of those calories. These sorts of decisions are only possible when you have the knowledge that counting and graphing your calories provides.
With Calorie Line's weekly and monthly graphs, the relationship between how much you ate last week, or even last month, and how you feel today will simply jump out at you.Back to top
It may seem difficult at first, but we are confident that if you can commit to counting your calories, you will get fast at it in a matter of weeks, so that you need only to spend a few minutes of each day logging what you ate. While nobody can be perfect when it comes to estimating calories, you don't need to be perfect to get the benefits of tracking and graphing your caloric intake.
There are some fascinating and surprisingly counter-intuitive phenomenon that are revealed in Calorie Line's graphs, but you have to count calories for a few months to see them. If you can get to that level, you will gain a much deeper insight into what causes your weight to do what it does, and so gain some control over the direction your own calorie line moves.Back to top
Calorie Line is free. We will introduce enhanced features in the future for premium members.Back to top
You don't have to obsess about your weight. In fact, the whole point of Calorie Line is to make it simple to track your calories. Calorie Line is an unusual web-site -- it has been designed so that you spend as little time as possible here on the site. Once you put in a couple of weeks learning the ropes of calorie counting, you won't have to spend more than a few minutes a day at it. Is showering too hard, or brushing your teeth? Nobody questions the wisdom of these activities. Like basic hygiene, counting calories can be something you do for just a couple of minutes a day to help take care of your body.Back to top
Nobody is perfect, and short of walking around with a bomb calorimeter, you cant get a perfect calorie tally. But if you are consistent, and are pretty accurate, and honest, that will be good enough for you to see trends in your weekly and monthly graphs, those crucial times when a small adjustment can save you plenty of grief later. It will be very obvious if you have eaten an above average amount for a few days running, so you can try to get a little extra exercise.
And it will also be obvious if you were too disciplined last week. That may sound like it doesn't make sense. But if you eat way below average calories for a number of days, a quick glance at the graphs and charts we provide will prepare you for the inevitable, when your metabolism fights back as it tries to recoup those calories. That knowledge will allow you to make a small adjustment, maybe by exercising a little more that week, or making sure you have a substantial breakfast that week.
You don't have to be perfect at counting calories to realize these benefits, you just need to be as consistent as you can be, and the crucial information will then reveal itself to you.Back to top
We try to prevent slacking off by providing you with a very fast tool for tracking your calories and exercise. While many other sites try to get you to go through page after page so that they can bombard you with advertisements for fad diets, we want to get you on and off of our site as fast as possible. We even encourage using a pen and paper to jot down what you ate when it is not convenient to add to your journal them in online. We want you to spend less time on your weight, not more.
One of the trickiest parts of calorie counting is entering in a meal or snack where you may have indulged yourself. Just because you can get really good and really fast at tracking how many calories you eat, as most people can, does not mean you will enter them all into your calorie journal. Sometimes it's just plain depressing to have to write down that extra snack or drink.
But we have a secret weapon on our side -- the monthly graphs. Those users that show discipline for a few months will start to 'trust' the system, and understand that those pesky up-ticks in the the daily, or even the weekly graphs are often followed by adjustments that bring the numbers back down. In fact it is the very act of writing down the 'bad days', and seeing them on a graph, that empowers you to make a small adjustment fast. So that a couple of bad days don't turn into a couple of bad weeks.Back to top
Sure, as noted above, there is plenty of evidence that keeping a calorie diary will help you stick to your diet. But Calorie Line will also help you when you are not on a diet, because you will develop the skill to assess how many calories are in foods you eat every day.
In the end, it you want to lose weight, you have to reduce your average caloric intake, or increase the average amount of calories you burn through exercise. A diet may help you make a temporary change, but, like a balloon drifting up into the sky, your weight will slowly and almost imperceptibly drift right back up unless you control your average caloric intake when you are not dieting. To do that you will need to know how many calories you are eating each day, you will need to know what is average for you.
With that knowledge, you can make more realistic adjustments -- perhaps an extra day of exercise will work for you, or perhaps you tend to splurge on Wednesdays and need to be careful on those nights. The point is, everyone is different, so the adjustment you make must be the right one for you. To make the right adjustment, you need to know how much food and exercise you are getting, and when you are getting it.Back to top
Exercise is entered on the same page on which calories are entered. The graphs provided by Calorie Line will show you how much you exercised during different time periods and different days of the week. And from these graphs you can see how exercise effects how many calories you tend to eat and how it effects your weight.
As with the calorie tracker, Calorie Line automatically memorizes the exercise you do so that the next time you do a similar exercise, all you will need to do is enter in a few letters from the description and Calorie Line will find it for you, automatically filling in the information.
If you need help on how to log exercise into your Calorie Line journal, just log in and go to your Home page, then click 'Help'. The interactive help will literally point you to the buttons you need to click in order to enter the exercise you did into the log.
We calculate how many calories you burned during your exercise in the following way:
Calories Burned = Weight (kilograms) * Time (minutes) * MET
If you have never entered your weight with Calorie Line, then we assume a weight of 150 pounds. However, to get any value out of Calorie Line, it is recommended that you enter your weight often.
We base all MET values on the data provided in Compendium of Physical Activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities (BARBARA E. AINSWORTH, WILLIAM L. HASKELL, MELICIA C. WHITT, MELINDA L. IRWIN, ANN M. SWARTZ, SCOTT J. STRATH, WILLIAM L. O’BRIEN, DAVID R. BASSETT, JR.) (published in 2000). This paper estimates how many calories are burned by various of physical activities in such a way that you can get a decent approximation of the calories burned for an individual of a given height and weight.Back to top
If you are in a hurry, and you want to enter your weight or exercise in later, just leave a note for yourself in your calorie journal. Write down in shorthand what you ate, and put the word 'Todo' anywhere in the note. The next time you visit the site, you will be reminded that you have Todo items.
If you are unsure of how to enter a 'Todo' note into your log, then login and go to your Home page and click 'Help'. The interactive help will literally point you to the buttons you need to click to get it done.
If you are on vacation, or don't have internet access, just write down what you eat and the exercise you get with a paper and pen. Paper and pen may not give you graphs, or a calorie lookup tool, but believe it or not, they work pretty darned well in a pinch. It won't take you more than a couple of minutes a day. When you get back from your trip, login and enter what you wrote into your calorie journal.Back to top