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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:58 pm 
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Hi everyone

I'm about to start on a bulk, and when I did it last time, the hardest thing was getting all the calories I needed and in the right ratios etc. Does anyone know of any websites or software that I can use to help me this time around? I've seen some like Weight Loss Resources, but they only deal with weight gain or maintenance!

Any help would be great!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:25 pm 
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I created a excel spreadsheet which gave total calories for meals, overall calories, calories from protein fat & net carbs, and the % of calories that came from each of those. I'm sure it won't be exact but it will give you a general guideline.

Also it had a omega and fat ratio calc and simple caloric calc.


I'm notsure if that's what you are looking for but if it is then i'll send you the link to dl it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:45 pm 
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ironmaiden708 wrote:
I created a excel spreadsheet which gave total calories for meals, overall calories, calories from protein fat & net carbs, and the % of calories that came from each of those. I'm sure it won't be exact but it will give you a general guideline.

Also it had a omega and fat ratio calc and simple caloric calc.


I'm notsure if that's what you are looking for but if it is then i'll send you the link to dl it.


That would be fantastic, thanks :)


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http://rapidshare.com/files/119420167/C ... t.xls.html

Give it a try, tell me what you think.


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I was using an excel file I created myself, but it wasn't all that easy to use.
I found cron-o-meter to be the best free software for this.Uses USDA food database, allows you to create custom foods and has a lot of options (you can monitor stuff like Omega3/omega6 &so on)
link below:

http://spaz.ca/cronometer/


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I use Gym Journal ... as far as the nutrition goes here are some features:

- Monthly / Weekly / Daily Charting for Calories, Protien, Carbs, Fat
- Set Goals based on Calories (fixed or based on BMR)
- Set % Goals for Protein, Carbs, Fat
- Meal Summary by calories and Protien, Carbs, Fat (all broken down by %)
- Actual to Goal score card to see how well you are doing
- Add your own food
- Create meals to quickly add multiple items of food to your journal

... and yes I am Gym Journal's developer. It's 100% free to use everything, no strings attached.

** If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask me


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ellerbus, I'm using FitDay right now...but it's kind of annoying at times.

Does your site let you use metric measurements, measure veggies by weight (not volume - cups, tablespoons, etc.), track stuff like Omega-3s and Omega-6s?


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pdellorto wrote:
ellerbus, I'm using FitDay right now...but it's kind of annoying at times.

Does your site let you use metric measurements, measure veggies by weight (not volume - cups, tablespoons, etc.), track stuff like Omega-3s and Omega-6s?


Based on FitDay's screenshots, I would say GJ has more to offer, but that is a biased opinion :roll:

As far as GJ goes it doesn't track specific fat such as Omega 3/6, just Fat and Saturated Fat. I mainly built it to make sure I'm getting all the calories / protein I need in a day. As far as the measurments work .. it is based on the serving information for each item of food (which is based on the USDA food database). Here are a couple of examples:

"Milk":
qty consumed x 1 - cup (calories: 146)
qty consumed x 1 - fl oz (calories: 18)
qty consumed x 1 - quart (calories: 586)
qty consumed x 1 - tbsp (calories: 9)

"Broccoli":
qty consumed x 0.5 - cup, chopped (calories: 22)
qty consumed x 1 - NLEA serving (calories: 24)
qty consumed x 1 - spear (about 5" long) (calories: 10)
qty consumed x 1 - stalk, large (11"-12" long) (calories: 78)
qty consumed x 1 - stalk, medium (7-1/2" - 8" long) (calories: 50)
qty consumed x 1 - stalk, small (5" long) (calories: 39)

And here is a screen shot of the actual to goal score card:
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