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Please allow me to introduce…

October 8, 2007
Filed under: News & Updates — TheLoseWeightDiet @ 9:35 am

I haven’t been blogging much lately, and there was a reason. It’s now finally time to share this reason with you guys.

After a whole lot of thinking, planning, designing, programming, fixing, changing, and even some real life actual money spent on a fantastic programmer, I am now happy to introduce to you… a Calorie Counter.

a Calorie Counter ( is my own version of all of the “calorie counter” type sites currently around. Type in the name of your food, hit search, and see that food’s complete nutrition facts instantly. See calories, protein, carbs, fat, sugar, sodium, cholesterol, vitamins, and a whole lot more. And, as if it even needed to be mentioned, a Calorie Counter is 100% free.

After years of using other similar sites to get the nutritional information of the foods I eat, I decided it was time to make my own better version. There’s no clutter, and there’s no nonsense. What there is though is what I am fairly certain may be the USDA Food Nutrient Database made available in the quickest and cleanest format it has ever been made available in before.

Think of a Calorie Counter as the equally literally named side-kick to The Lose Weight Diet. Use it, bookmark it, and then use it again. Tell your friends to use it. Tell your family to use it. Tell your pets to use it. Tell your pet’s friends and family to use it. If you have your own site or blog, feel free to link to it. If your pets have their own site or blog, tell them to link to it too. Basically… enjoy.

You may also notice that I’ve already written a bunch of articles for a Calorie Counter, all of which will most definitely be of interest to anyone who finds The Lose Weight Diet useful. So, be sure to check those out as well.

Other than that, let me know what you think. Like it? Hate it? Have any suggestions for something you’d like to see on there? Notice something not working correctly? Comments, feedback and suggestions are more than welcome. Just leave ’em in the comments of this post.

So um, go check it out already: a Calorie Counter

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23 Responses to “Please allow me to introduce…”

  1. aaron Says:


  2. Maggi Says:

    I love your blogs. You are awsome, insightful and just plain funny!!!

  3. Kate Says:

    Thank you. This is a really great tool. I love its simplicity.
    Any way you could highlight the page number you’re on in the food list?

  4. B Says:

    Thank You soooo Much for your FREE help!
    Keep up the GREAT JOB!!!

  5. Derek Says:

    this is exactly what it should be. very well done! the calorie counter site i’ve always used (i’m not even going to mention it) had more ads than nutrition facts and wouldn’t let me change the serving size. this will definitely be my new food lookup source. thanks for putting it out there.

  6. TheLoseWeightDiet Says:

    aaron, I second that.

    Maggi, thanks.

    Kate, glad you like it. Simplicity was definitely one of the goals. And, consider ‘highlighting the page’ added to my to-do list. Good idea.

    B, you’re welcome. Glad I could help.

    Derek, I know exactly what you mean. Glad you like it. Be sure to tell your friends (and pets).

  7. invah Says:

    Every once in a while it tells me that it can’t connect to the database server.

    Other than that I L-O-V-E the layout. Very crisp.

  8. TheLoseWeightDiet Says:

    invah, about the connection problem… a Calorie Counter was JUST mentioned on a very popular site ( So, there is currently an insane number of people doing an insane number of searches all at once. If you ever notice that happening some other time, please let me know.

    Oh, and thanks for the feedback. I’m glad you liked (or L-O-V-E-D) it. =)

  9. Israel Says:

    i like your site. i found it via stumble upon.

  10. Sarah Says:

    Hi! I love your site, but one question: when you’re counting calories, don’t you consider cholesterol and sodium?

  11. TheLoseWeightDiet Says:

    Thanks Israel.

    Sarah, as far as weight goes… it’s all about calories. So, if your goal is weight loss, calorie intake is really all you need to pay attention to. Cholesterol and sodium don’t really play any significant role there. HOWEVER, for general health purposes, you’d certainly want to keep an eye on stuff like cholesterol and sodium.

  12. Anita Says:

    I have just started this program a week ago. My goal is to lose 20 pounds! I was actually using the Calorie King Calorie Counter before. I will CERTAINLY switch over and try this out!! It looks Fabulousss!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! You’ve done so much for everyone! I will keep you guys posted about the weight loss! I really want to get over my problem of binging!

  13. sabrina Says:

    Thank you so much for the info about carbs, protein and fat. I am over 40 and I use to just try and just not eat to lose weight. But that doesn’t work now because I now have to eat or I am mean. So I really needed a new plan. I am new with the calorie counting thing but I understand the numbers and I am sure I will be able to use the counter. I am sure you have read this many times but Thank you for the free help. This will help my entire family..

  14. Sarah Says:

    Maybe I just haven’t found it yet… but is there any way you can put something that calculates the calories burned in exercise?

  15. Ray Says:

    I just found this site today. I am starting it this morning. Good luck to all of you

  16. Pat Vanlue Says:

    Found your site(s) while searching for cost comparisons of popular diet programs. I have tried most of them before. You know, the idea of free really appeals to me. The addition of common sense is also very nice. Today is Christmas Day 2007. I will be letting you know how it goes for my weight loss goal. Thank you for the work you have done and for offering it free!!

  17. Lina Says:

    I’ve read through pretty much everything in this site. I just keep wondering why is it that you decided to do this for us? I mean I’ve tried so many other websites and buying stuff on TV just to try to loose weight. I mean I was helpless and needy to loose weight. Next thing you know I’m internet browsing for help lol. And I found this wonderful useful site. The time the dedication to it really wonderful thank you! very much!

  18. Mike Says:


    Just wanted to let you know that I just read your whole page and am going to start the diet in a couple days once i get moved in to my new place. I’ll let you know how it goes, and thanks for all the FREE info

    you ROCK


  19. Mary Says:

    I just stumbled upon this website and feel super motivated to lose the extra lbs. that accumulate during the winter “sweater” months…bathing suit season is just around the corner..ahh! Anxiety! Thank you so much for this FREE website and for providing me with so much info and motivation! =) Let you know how it goes…

  20. Linda Durrence Says:

    I just viewed footage of myself at a family reunion last June. I was moritifed! I look huge! Ive heard “the camera adds 10 pounds”. Whether that is true or not, I want to lose weight and be healthy. I used to be very physically fit, I worked out 5 days a week. Then came the kids. I’ve been sick with what dr’s call chronic fatigue for almost a year. I seem to be finally recooperating, however, they had me on steriods for about 3 months. I went from 135 to 155. That may not seem heavy for some, but its too heavy for me. I hate the way I look and feel sometimes. I seem to have some addiction to carbs and sugar. Your website seemed easy enough to understand. I’m starting tomorrow. OH! Don’t let me forget! Its FREE!!!!! I pray God reward you for helping others. Thanks again! I’ll keep you posted!

  21. Lorraine Says:

    I’ve just gone through the 3 phases and I am going to start on wednesday. Thank you for all the great information and advice, Good luck to anyone else starting and if any one out there is doing this at the moment I woiuld love to know how you are getting on, maybe Linda and Mary who started in march could let me know


  22. senyah Says:

    waoo!!!ur too gud!!!
    dis calorie counter is really helpful and esp da lose weight programme consisting on phases was awesome!!I learnt alot through it!!thank u sooo much!
    and yup!i luv da way u interact and answer those stupid questions n clear our perceptions.
    keep up da gud work.
    thnx again.
    luv ya

  23. Terry Says:

    Hey!…Great site you have here with loads of info and a very logical approach to weight loss. That calorie counter thingy is awesome, even the dogs love it! When are you going to take up blogging again?