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100 thoughts on “Cronometer: The Key to Vegan Success? How to Use It.

  1. Where can I find that diagram that you briefly showed in this video with the nutrients found in each whole food? It looked cartoon like

  2. I'm actually a big fan of this. I do find it is not as accurate as I would like it to be.. It is also time consuming. However, it is a great guide I was able to see my selenium defiency and the fact that I consume way to many calories in one day. I also realize that me this washed up athlete is not active in anyway. It's very positive and useful. Thanks for posting a user friendly version of cronometer. I know how to make iodine visible.

  3. Oh lol I've typed in my typical "good to okay" day, with the majority being whole foods and some guilty pleasures thrown in and i've pretty much maxed every nutrient out, even the biased calcium requirements, pfftt… Feels like winning in this RPG called "life" ;D. But now I wonder how on earth I have that 500 kcal surplus and maintain my weight. Maybe bc my diet is 69% carbs and you cannot type in intense intellectual activity or having high NEAT(being an energetic person unable to sit still for long), but yeah it lands me at about 3k per day which is wild for sb who weights 54kg and and has 168cm height. I wish though I could get that magic 80% carbs number but eh seems a bit too tricky.

  4. As someone who had had anorexia for a long time and used to eat a maximum of 300 calories a day (I know, very wild), when I started using a somewhat similar app, I started going very obsessive about the numbers. I decided that it's best for me to stop what I had been doing, and instead I have a paper on my fridge with different nutrients and minerals and where to get them from. That way I make sure to eat at least one food from each mineral/nutrient every day. I think that's the best way for those who suffered from ED. I'm a first year nutrition student, and I think that counting calories will not take you anywhere other than obsession, instead counting minerals/nutrients is the best way to go. That way on a plant-based diet, you make sure to get what you need on a daily basis, and your food is complete!

  5. Would you ever consider doing a video on what meals you eat in a day or what meals are good to make? And how much it costs/ where to buy get certain things. I'm very bad and sticking for a variety of meals but want to shift from more processed foods I'm sure other ppl wud find it helpful too!

  6. I posted this to New Vegan Support on FB…..I just starting using the free version. Being lured into upgrading to the Gold Edition….is it worth it? Seems like it'd be, would like to develop recipes so I don't have to individually select ea time….previously used My Fitness Pal, didn't have miconutients but did have a feature if to click and scan….also, recipes were in the free version..

  7. Ugh but it's so slow to load foods…

    I switched back to myfitnesspal but every few days I log what I ate on crono to see if I'm meeting my vitamin and mineral goals.

    It's free for me on mobile. Android.

  8. I love using Cronometer! I have been eating plant based for a month and trying to build muscle. This has helped me make sure I’m getting enough calories and protein. I like that it points out so clearly where your micro nutrients may be lacking. My favorite is the recipe feature. I can enter my food combos that I eat all the time to make it easier. Or if I make a big, from scratch recipe (a soup or chili or something), I can add all the ingredients and make up my own serving sizes for that dish and Cronometer does the math!

  9. Cronometer is awesome. The only way I can think they could improve it would be to add a carbon footprint calculation as well

  10. Pretty interesting the study about calcium, by the way, it claims that we need 4x the Ca our boby loses, for example 200 mg a day for a loss of only 40 mg – that, for instance, it is quite easy to lose in a standard western diet, given that we basically lose one gram of Ca per gram of animal protein and even 15 grams per gram of sodium (salt) ingested…pretty impressive…

  11. Thanks for this Great video (i m a newbie). I wonder about vitamin A… it shows crazy high numbers! Please explain… Its worrying me. Great work, Mic!

  12. I used cronometer for two months when I first went vegan and that's the number one thing that made the transition SO easy for me! Since I was making sure I'm taking all the calories/vits/nutriens I needed, I was feeling AMAZING after just 2 or 3 days and that's why after two years as a vegan, I can say I will NEVER EVER go back. I didn't even know that I had so much energy in me, that I could feel SO much better!!! I don't know how the transition would end up, without cronometer, so people need to know about this, and thank you so much for this video 😉

  13. I write for a very small nutrition magazine and after trying discovering Cronometer on this channel I decided to write a short feature about it in this month's issue! Such a great tool for tracking nutrients instead of just calories.

  14. I require 1250 calories to maintain my weight but I'm full all the time and don't get near it. Today I had a 20 oz banana grape and pineapple juice smoothie for breakfast. Lunch was a half of sweet potato with flax seed and cinnamon, 2 pieces of asparagus 1/4 cup of rainbow kale and 1/4 cup spinach all steamed. I ate on this for dinner too and still have leftovers. It's 2:31 am now and I'm still full. I take vitamins cus otherwise, I won't make it.

  15. Tried it once but just didn't get the hang out of it.. Starts with "cup" measurements, which I am not used to at all (and the weight differs depending on the food, right? so a simple translation to grams won't work)..then there are terms I just don't know.. and if I just have something like curry I simply have no idea how much of each ingredient I'm eating..
    Guess I need to spend more time with it…

  16. I've recommended this video to more people than I have ever recommended all of the videos in my life! Bcs it's just so practical!!

  17. Hey, how do you handle your zinc:copper ratio? I notice when I eat whole food vegan I get a lot of copper compared to zinc. Had a 3.8 ratio yesterday. Seems like 8.0 should be the optimal ratio.

  18. I wonder if people in the past had to use target charts or calculations to just eat real food. hum maybe the complicated way to control food intake weight loss or eating enough of one not to much another, is why people don't follow their diets very long or because they get tired of calculating, I mean whatever happened to just eat naturally according to your body's cues/hunger/ cravings? provided your craving healthy stuff? and eating until your full and don't desire to eat anymore? it amazing how our modern day life has complicated things that naturally take care of themselves.

  19. what should i do to get enough calories? When I feel satisfied the cronometer says I ate like 1200 cals during the full day! I’m 170 cm so…

  20. Thank you so much for this. I find cronometer extremely helpful because it helps me make sure that I am eating enough calories, and getting my daily recommened amount of vitamins, lipids, proteins, and so on. Last year, I was vegetarian, and I started documenting my daily calorie intake for health class and on average i got around 800 calories. Some days were 500.
    This wasnt because of me being vegetarian but because i simply wasnt eating nearly enough, i skipped breakfast most days and lunch, and my diet consisted of fries, yogurt, occasional blended sugar coffee drinks, barely any vegetables, but oh heaven forbid, i at least ate an orange almost everyday. Obviously, i started going to the doctors a lot for odd health complications.. once i was sure i had anemia even, but it turned out i had more iron than i needed. I was always tired and could barely do anything. Recently, i went vegan. Its been about a week now? Although a couple of times i ate something i thought was vegan but turned out not to be, anyway, I've started really keeping track of how much i eat and i put what i ate down yesterday on cronometer and i was lacking a lot in a few areas. But im so excited to see how my moods, energy levels, and other things will change once i start eating enough 🙂

  21. The average female is 5’4” – 5’6”. Not sure weight but I’d guess 140-170. But then again… allegedly 1/3 of the US, UK, and Australia are obese to morbidly obese. 🤷‍♀️

  22. cronometer vitamin a is confusing. Online It says im suppose to take 900 mcg is 3,000 iu and i look at other vegan cronometer in there is at 17,000 iu. How much should i get for a 16 year male?

  23. Yes very good Application, but also for meat eaters 🙂 I am on Keto and yes it is free as a basic
    application, it is the only app which can track minerals and vitamins, so very important for vegans 🙂

  24. Chronometer always says I'm way over folate to the point it highlights it in red like that's a problem. I'm at 325% after eating beans, quinoa, broccoli and spinach. Beans and quinoa are my favorite meal and broccoli is my favorite vegetable.

  25. Cronometer is good BUT it has Sooooo many flaws. Example: shows my 600g of potatoes had 1600mg of sodium…

  26. I LOVE Cronometer! I thought I was deficient in some vitamins or minerals because I don’t have a ton of energy. It turns out my levels are great. So it must be just cuz I’m menopausal. 😕. Oh well, still a fantastic app. Thanks for this video!!

  27. I have just tried putting my data into cronometer, and all my amino acids are at 100% or over but the collective protein tab is still only at like 45%. Does anyone know why that is?

  28. I've been watcing your channel rexently, and i like it very much! Respect to you, very helpful videos!
    One question about cronometer- there is whritten that in buckwheat iron is about 2mg, but in russion net, it's said that buckwheat has from 6.7 to 8mg of iron. Where is the truth?

  29. only track macros (not calories) but found useful for nutrients – thanks (discovered I was getting all my daily iron via my 90% chocolate!)

  30. I've been using cronometer for a while now, but I didn't know you could sync your Fitbit to it! This changes the game… I get extra calories for my normal activity! Edit: I should clarify, I use the Android app, which is why I have never seen an option to sync with my Fitbit account.

  31. I've been vegan for over a year now and I kept looking for a website like this, how did I not know this existed!?!?! THANK YOU!

  32. Helpful video! The only downside I see with cron-o-meter is that the software does not account for the digestibility index of plant proteins, and other micronutrient for that matter. Since vegetables usually contain high amounts of fiber, not all the proteins and nutrients in that food will be absorbed in the intestine since the dense matrix of the fiber is not completely digested and lowers the absorption of these nutrients from the plant foods. Meats have zero fiber, so all proteins are generally absorbed. I have heard suggestions to subtract 10% of the overall protein to account for this, while other sources say only 60-70% of proteins and micronutrients are actually absorbed (and to subtract 30-40% of nutrient content found in food), what is your opinion? This seems important considering the risk of micronutrient deficiencies maybe more prevalent in vegetarians and possibly even more so in vegans. It may mean actually increasing caloric intake to account for the loss of nutrient absorption due to fiber. Frequent testing is probably the best method of avoiding deficiencies of course. Thanks!

  33. I love the free app. I believe I use all the functions, create recipes, create food, creating notes, weight gain and loss charting. I kept track of every morsel that went into my mouth and lost 30 pounds. I stopped for several months, gained about five back and now I'm back at it for the last 20 pounds. I was wondering if the "gold" version was significantly better than the free version. I know the history and charting isn't as robust with the free, but I just like to see the weight loss line go down. The nutritional history and data – not so much. It really helped this 70 YO get control of my life. Thanks, Cronometer.

  34. It can be hard to add to add food for some. Like us Indians have pretty complex dishes sometimes where we aren't aware of all ingredients. Some ingredients don't have names in English

  35. (sorry if this seems like a basic question! i'm only 16 and have been vegan for just under a year) On the first meal, it says 438% of minimum Vitamin A?!? I know something like 120 wouldn't be bad, but 438?… can too much of a vitamin be dangerous, and if so then how much is too much?

  36. But for all of this, you have to take a grain of salt. Its important, where you live! I'm living in europe, which is a selenium poor region. So cronometer sure won't be safe even in the USA to hit everything right as you think you do!

  37. Always going for the black beans ;D
    Anyways aside from that, I just discovered your channel and it is absolutely fantastic. Keep it up please, I love watching/listening to you!!

  38. I don't move at all, so I need to pick activity level of "none" :DDD Also you need to eat fortified foods with B12 and Supplement D. Also I eat vegan yogurts, drink cacao with soy milk and my calcium is full already for the day.

  39. I've been using Cronometer for a year, and I really like it. Its most useful feature is that it forces me to be mindful about what I eat. I have even begun to add my food before I eat it. Being mindful, instead of eating mindlessly, is important. Most people eat mindlessly.

  40. But wait, if I exercise 4 days a week and i set that on my activity level, should I still add exercise on the cronometer description?

  41. Thanks for this video, man! I am going into vegan diet and i really needed something like this! Greetings from Brazil!

  42. I struggle to add ingredients because I'm gluten intolerant and have specialist items, which means I have to go to the kitchen and add the nutritional info by hand. Which when I'm sat on the sofa trying to set up recipes on Cronometer is incredibly frustrating. If you have any tips for making that simpler I'd be grateful, thanks.

  43. I love this. However, I intermittent fast daily along with my veganism and have been intermittent fasting for 15 years. Therefore, I'm always a little under my daily recommended calorie intake. My doctor says I'm very healthy. I think that nutrients are more important than counting calories. What do you say?

  44. That's really cool! I always worry that I'm eating way too much. My jeans always fit, but still, that feeling is always there. So that app can't hurt. I'd like to see clearly what I'm actually doing.

  45. I use cronometer for few days now and I am frustrated with some of the results : I am always super high on vitamin A (thanks to a lot of veggies), in fiber, and too low in vitamin E or potassium and the B family (except B12). does this happen to other mostly plant-based diet eater ?

  46. You can call yourself a nutrionist bro. There is so requirement to give yourself that title, like anyone into nutrition can say they are a nutritionist.

  47. Very easy to fill all the lines to maximum with fruits (clementines, oranges, cantaloupes, kiwis, avocados, tomatoes, grapes etc., and fruits seeds (cashews, almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds).

  48. Nutrition ranking tool where you may find products for exact nutrition you might need!

  49. Thank you for introducing me to this app. In spite of eating mountains of food, my weight has been going downward continuously. I tried calculating the energy in the foods I was eating, one-by-one, tediously…ugh! I wouldn't have heard of this at all without your intro. This will help a lot.

  50. My young son has gone vegan (I’m so proud) so chronometer is an excellent way to ensure he is getting everything a growing body needs…. it also gets those freaky meat eaters off my back because they suddenly become nutrition experts when they find out you are vegan….

  51. I don't expect you to actually see this comment…but on the (sorta) plus side of all these youtubers deciding to no longer be vegan, it has forced me to look closer at my diet. I see the holes, and I def need to add a lot more "whole" BEFORE things start going wrong and I feel I have to ditch my principles. Anyhoo, thanks for the awesome guidance!!

  52. I've been putting in all my food for two weeks to see how I fared. Seems I'm coming up a little short on vitamin E and selenium. Now I can work on these!

  53. From Cronometer I found out that I was good on everything except Vitamin E, so I went out and got some sunflower seeds. Realistically though, some products on Cronometer don't have all their micronutrients listed, so you could be getting some nutrients without knowing it.

  54. I'm just starting my 8th week WFPB. This topic was so helpful. Thanks, Mic. You do such an amazing job with your YouTube site. I'm binging it like Netfix!!!

  55. Became a vegan a week ago and use Chronometer to make sure I get enough calories. I think it’s fun and useful for a newbie.

  56. Mic. Tengo una petición. Could you tell us which nutrients we can an can not store?. Many times we register in Cronometer the nutrients above 100%, so we can not worry about reaching 100% the next day ¿? any suggestion on this matter¿?

  57. I’ve been using Cronometer and mostly it’s waaaayyy better than other food counters I’ve used, but I’ve noticed it list trans-fat in a garlic glove? I’m assuming it’s a glitch, has anyone else experienced this? And I couldn’t find a listing for carrot tops, mixed dried herbs, or mixed salad leaves of any kind . . . maybe because it’s a US site/app and I’m in the UK?

  58. One of the things I like about a Whole Foods plant-based diet is that I can eat what I want without counting calories. I eat a large variety of plant foods and try to keep it very unrefined. So I'm unlikely to start measuring everything that I eat.

  59. this fucking helps soo much!!! I mean, I'm pretty fine 5 years vegan with good blood work results, but I want to learn more information about what i eat, and this helps because i always thought this site was confusing so I Didn't want to use it. I love how you're explaining it, so now i can start learning more about my food.

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