The two main things I need it to do that I was not getting from the pre-existing offerings I researched is:
- let me enter in weight of food I am about to eat (instead of forcing me to figure out how many "servings" I am about to eat which is a complete joke in my opinion)
- show me my total protein consumed for the day next to the total calories
I own a food scale and it is super handy to just throw the food I am about to eat on the scale and see how much it weighs. I don't want to waste time trying to figure out how many "servings" I am about to eat. What a pain. Apparently, I am one of the few people who actually finds using a food scale to be a convenience.
Also, since I tend to be skinny and am a male, losing weight really isn't a goal of mine; losing fat is my goal. So I need to make sure I am eating a lot of protein in my diet to make sure I am not losing muscle instead of fat, especially if I am exercising. This is another area where the pre-existing tools out there fail miserably (by assuming that calories are the only thing I care about).
Anyway, it took me less than a day and my calorie tracker is done. Here are the two pages it has:
Main daily summary page
Simple page to add/edit food consumed