Calories & Trackers

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Calories & Trackers
Calories & Trackers

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First, let's take it back to Bio 101 (no dissections required!). When we burn more calories than we take in by exercising more or eating less, the body starts chipping away at fat reserves. To help aspiring Biggest Losers keep track, the first calorie counter was invented way back in 1977.

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 Do Calorie Monitors Really Work?

For those aiming to lose weight, calorie calculators may be an important tool. But they're far from the only tool.

A Calorie Counter

A Calorie Counter allows you to search the USDA food nutrition database in the quickest and easiest format it has ever been made available in. A search of any food will bring up the full nutrition facts for that food such as calories, protein, carbs, fat, sugar, cholesterol, sodium, vitamins, and MUCH more.

Calorie Calculator

Calorie Calculator is a health and fitness app that measures the calories of your daily food intake and helps you to adopt health eating habits.


The Food Database holds the nutritional information for over 50,000 American generic and brand name foods (including over 260 fast-food chains). There is a wide range of nutrient data and information available including calorie count charts, fat content, fiber content, and protein content.

Food Count

Find calories, fat, protein, cholesterol, sodium for more than 30,000 brand name and common foods. 40 additional vitamins and nutrients are tracked!

Lose It

Based on your personal information and health goals, Lose It! builds a personalized weight loss plan and daily calorie budget just for you.

My Plate Calorie Counter

Search more than 426,100 foods for calorie counts, total carbs, fat, protein -- or any other nutrition facts!


CalorieLab maintains the world's largest and most up-to-data database of food nutrition facts, including generic foods and packaged brand name foods, as well as fast-food and table service restaurants.


MyFitnessPal is a diet and fitness community built with one purpose in mind: providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals.


Since its launch in 2003, Nutrition Data has grown into one of the most authoritative and useful sources of nutritional analysis on the Web. In July 2006, Nutrition Data was acquired by Cond''Net, a digital publisher under the Cond'' Nast Publications umbrella dedicated to editorial excellence. Nutrition Data's continuing goal is to provide the most accurate and comprehensive nutrition analysis available, and to make it accessible and understandable to all.

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