With the registration on this site, you gain access to your very own and personal Online Food Journal.
You will be able to add all the foods from this site to your diary and get loads of information on your personal nutrition such as the calorie consumption over the last 7 days in the "My Nutrition" section. Your intake stands in comparison to your basic turnover and calories burned due to sports, which you track in the "My Exercise" section. This way you'll be able to see what days you gained and what days you lost weight. In the example you can see the yellow colored line representing your basic daily turnover (the amount of calories your body needs to function) and the blue line that actually shows the consumption of calories. Ideally the blue line always stays close to the yellow one (unlike in this example).
Another interesting graph shows you the distribution of calories over the main nutrients. This will help you to find out where the calories do come from. Since everyone is following some sort of diet, we did not refer to a general recommendation about the distribution of nutrients. But good advise usually comes from the WHO and other health organizations.
As well as tracking foods, you are able to track activites and exercises in the "My exercise" section. There is an exhaustive list in our Database based on the Metabolic rate of your body. This means it is rather precise compared to generic information as it takes your age, weight and gender into consideration.
As you can see, there are already a couple of basic but very important tools you get when using the Online Food Journal. But that's not all. You will also be able to add your favorite foods still missing in our Database to your list. And after one of our Administrators had a look, it will probably be made publically available to all of us.
When you add a food to your diary, you can select it as a favorite. By doing so, you will have easier access to them right from your personal list.
That feature comes in very handy to further organize foods. Once you are logged in, you can add tags to foods right in the list. The important thing is that these tags are meaningful and help you find the right foods for the right terms. These tags could be anything from special purpose, such as an 'Anti Candida' tag for foods without sugar, to simply a way to find all 'raw' foods. The more users do use that feature, the easier it will be to simply find the right items. The more often a tag is used, the bigger it will be displayed in the right hand side list of 'Popular reference tags'.
These are the poinst we think will be of most value to you, but there is more, so we encourage you to simply go and find out for yourself. If you run into a problem though, do not hesitate and use the contact form to send us a message.