Not a scratch on the old website
The old website was useful and after struggling with this one I'm very dissapointed. It's lost so much of its functionality so I won't be using it again. I wish someone would re-publish the old site - I don't care if data has been lost, I just need the features we used to have!
New website really sub-standard
I used the wonderfully helpful Calorie King website for more than a decade, and bought the official Calorie Counter books over the years. This new website is so obviously inadequate I see no good reason to use it. It's not only difficult to navigate, but it lacks the extensive database that backed the old site. It doesn't hold a candle to the original website. I sincerely hope the old website can be resurrected, even if it has a different name. Maybe some other entity, or agency (e.g. CSIRO) could duplicate the old website and publish it online as open source for general population use. Obesity is such a global problem, and the old website was so very helpful and user-friendly. I am so disappointed.
Where's my data? Serious privacy concerns here.
I've used the Calorie King Australia online meal and exercise trackers on and off over more than a decade, so I've given them a considerable amount of personal information. I recently attempted to sign in only to discover the website has been completely revamped and the online tools I've previously used are no longer available and have been replaced with an iphone app. My concern is there was a considerable amount of personal information (weight, height, food, exercise, user forums, mental health etc) and no warning that it was going to be lost...or worse handed over to a third party if the website has been sold as it appears to have been. There's no way I'd use this new service given their attitude toward customer data. Given some of the recent reviews I'm not the only one concerned by this. They have some explaining to do.
The new upgrade is totally disappointing
So disappointed since the upgrade. This was my go-to website and now I cannot for the life of me navigate it properly. The old site was user friendly. This new version is so difficult and time consuming. Will be going to My Fitness Pal instead.
Bring back the old website!
I agree with some of the other reviews. I had hundreds of my own food and recipes saved. I saw they were changing and that none of my data would be saved so I did screenshot of some of my favourite recipes. I've tried to use the new website but find it much more difficult to negotiate. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to save a recipe. The food database seems to be the same, with a huge number of foods available. I don't understand why they've changed it. If the app is better it'd be great if they could include android users. For first time users it is a fabulous tool but for those of us that used the old one it is nowhere near a good. I think they've probably lost a lot of loyal members.
Where is the old calorie King site!
I haven't been into calorie King site for a while. Much to my disappointment they have changed the site - it is dreadful. I used to have all my own recipes loaded but they have not been copied over. I have spent ages trying to work out how to use the new site. Very disappointed.
New website really lacking
The old website was great. It would generate a menu plan for you for the calories you needed to consume. That does not exist on the new one. I really hate it now. Wont be using it. They got rid of all my database. They only put a notice on the website and did not email me. I have been ill for 6 months and unable to spend time doing a diet so now better decided to get back into it only to find it is all gone. I had spent hours putting in my own food and meals into the database.
My go to booklet for guaranteed weight loss
I have been using this guide/food diary for years on and off. With great results. Whenever I want to lose 2 or 3 kilos to get back to my comfortable weight I will get the latest food diary and commit to using it for 2 to 3 weeks or until I am back to where I want to be. It also reminds me to eat sensibly when I am no longer recording my calories. Thank you for such an easy and straight forward system!
Stands the test of time
I didn't join the online 'club' and I am not the slightest bit interested in becoming a neurotic calorie counter, but I have for many years kept the calorie king calorie counter booklet. I buy the new and updated publication each year and have done so for the last 5 years or more.
The sample menu in the front of the booklet offers a base template that anyone can use to prepare delicious satisfying meals for breaky, lunch and dinner, without resorting to becoming a boring screwed up calorie / carb / fat accountant.
Its the cheapest, most sen...
Brilliant. use it for my PT Clients
I actually purchased this to see what amount of protein and carbs and cslories my PT clients were eating. Absolutely brilliant. It's a great personal training tool and teaches people how to cook and not be dependent on prepackaged food. Also has cwlcium, saturated fats etc
This App has changed my life
Calorie King has taught me how to take control of my weight, I have always been overweight , recently I had become very close to being the heaviest weight that I'd ever been , a friend put me on to CK I feel the kilos dropping off and have still been able to enjoy a sweet or glass of wine the difference is that I can see and manage the amount of calories using the daily diary as well as knowing within seconds of looking up a food item the portion size that fits my plan, I feel for the first time I can stick to my weight reduction as a long term life style choice not a quick fix diet
Highly recommended .
Do your own meal analysis with this great app
After weighing each ingredient before cooking a meal, then weighing the total cooked meal, you can accurately interpret the portion you're eating. You can save the meal to be reused again. Excellent also for homemade sweets and other meals you really need to keep track off, but may have left or guessed the cal content.
I've used this product now for 5 years off and on and it's well worth the asking price. Sometimes I just fire it up to do a simple or complex meal analysis, why guess when you can know.
As an athlete, the breakdown of calor...ies consumed vs calories burnt is essential for good recovery and for being confident of not overeating. From making your own muesli to mixing your own fruit & nut it's nearly perfect. Can't find the food - then just add it. Found the food, but not happy with the accuracy of the breakdown - then just add it.
Why isn't there an android app for calorie king?
My 11yr old daughter has just been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes & we are using this App all the time on our iPad to check the carb ratings of foods - only problem is I have an android mobile phone & can't get the App from the google store so we can't access calorie king when we are out! Please make this App available for android users.
Easy to use, lots of information
I can't get this App for my android phone!
Nutritional Info needs to be accurate for this site to be effective
I was looking at an Oporto meals in Calorie King to see if they had anything reasonably healthy, I came across Oporto Rappa - Oprego and apparently it was only 300 Calories going off their site. Later to my dismay i found on Oportos site its actually double over 600+ calories. I understand there can be errors and i followed Calories Kings site instructions and report this to them. They did not bother to update, its been quite some time since i reported this. It made me wonder and question what else could be wrong, if someone else reported an er...ror are they actually fixing these? It should be fixed in timely fashion so that others dont make the same mistake in their daily calorie total because that is infact the main feature of their site. If im doing the research for them and myself, well then i dont need their site? Positives - I do like their weight in/check ins, the idea of meal planner is great (just needs to be accurate) I like how you can track exercise and water consumption and how the exercise comes off your daily intake. I do like their weight in/check ins, the idea of meal planner is great, track exercise and water consumption Nutritional Info needs to be accurate for this site to be effective
Love this app
Brilliant. Love it. Easy to use. Great reporting. Forces me to look at what I'm eating and how much. I'm addicted to using this app. Can't wait to see my and result in a month or so of using it. Hopefully that graph just keeps on dipping down. Thanks calorie king.
Reliable, full of info
Seriously why would you pay to loose weight when there is Calorie King
Best Calorie Counter and weight loss motivator around. I love working out the night before what I am going to eat for the next day and see that I can actually eat more than I thought. I don't have much weight to lose just holiday weight :) but I have lost 3 kilos in one week already by just being diligent with my calorie counting.
Easy to use, functionality, style
This is the right way to lose weight for me
This site gives you an opportunity to document what you are eating, drinking and activity levels. Weigh in's are for your personal review. No humiliation here, just encouragement. I use it to document whatever I'm planning to eat/have eaten every morning and night. I can try out different recipes and develop custom foods so I don't get bored!
User friendly, encouraging in relation to the gaols you set - its very self driven, which is what I like.
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Questions & Answers
I used to have your App on my android samsung phone now it has disappeared on my new phone when all my apps were downloaded. I was as much as called a liar today by the medical profession. Is an app returning for android please?
Do you have this app for android phones yet?
My BMI is 30+ and I need to lose 50 lbs. Calorie King says that I need to consumer 2300 calories a day to lose weight. Sounds like a lot of calories to lose weight. Great if this is correct, but could it be a mistake?
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