MyNetDiary Library

The articles below discuss Nutrition, Weight Control, Diabetes and provide valuable tips on using MyNetDiary apps for losing weight healthily.

Planning Weight, Calories & Nutrients

Planning Weight & Calories

Discover how calories planning works at MyNetDiary to help you reach your weight goal.

Planning Your Nutrient Needs

Learn where the recommended macronutrient, vitamin, and mineral goals come from and how to change them if needed.

Basics of Tracking

Why Use a Diary To Track Diet and Exercise

This article discusses the many benefits of keeping a food diary.

Measuring and Estimating Portion Size

Practical tips on portion control, including how to measure and estimate portion size.

Tips for Searching & Finding Basic Food Items

MyNetDiary has many basic or generic food items but they might be a little tricky to find until our naming convention is updated this year. In the meantime, read this post for tips on how to find basic foods such as fruit, veggies, meats, fish/seafood, poultry, and raw vs. cooked grains and pasta.

Weight Loss & Maintenance

4 Tips for Choosing a Weight Loss Diet That Works for You

Tips on how to select a diet that is safe and works well for you.

Hidden Cues To Eating

Learn what drives us to overeat and what you can do about it.

Why am I Not Losing Weight?

This article explains why you might have stopped losing weight and offers tips for breaking the plateau.

Weight Loss Maintenance

Congratulations, you have achieved your weight goal! Now what do you do?

Nutrition Basics


Learn about different types of fats and how to make healthier food choices.

Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber

This article describes what carbohydrates are and how to make healthier carb choices.

Protein Foods

Learn about animal and plant sources of protein and how to make smart choices if you are trying to lose weight.

Foods to Meet Nutrient Needs

This article describes how our nutrient needs are met by food choices.

Water - We Need It!

Why we need water, how much we need, and how to track it.

Healthy Eating & Exercise

What is the Food Score or Food Grade?

This article explains what it is and how to use it to make healthier food choices.

Physical Activity - Getting Started

This article describes the basic types of physical activity and how to get started.

Diabetes Articles

MyNetDiary provides online tools for tracking blood glucose, insulin, and medications, as well as a special Diabetes Tracker mobile app for iPhone and for Android that can sync with the website. The following two articles provide background information on diabetes, and an overview of tracking diabetes with MyNetDiary — how to get the most out of it.

Diabetes Basics

Describes the basics of healthy eating and carb goals for people with diabetes. This article is also helpful for people with prediabetes.

Tracking Diabetes with MyNetDiary

Overview, tips, and recommendations for tracking diabetes with MyNetDiary.

About Author

MyNetDiary dietitian and diabetes educator Katherine Isacks, MPS, RDN, CDE has shared her expertise in multiple articles about calories tracking, weight control, healthy eating, nutrition, and diabetes.

In addition to the articles, read Dietitian's Blog for useful tips and information about nutrition, weight control, exercise, and diabetes. Also visit Community Forum where Katherine and Joanna Kriehn, MS, RDN, CDE answer common diet and weight loss questions.


If you are new to MyNetDiary, check out these two short videos:

iPhone App Introduction

The Magic of Food Entry in MyNetDiary

MyNetDiary provides some of the best diet planning and food tracking tools in its membership section. We are proud of our 1,030,000 food database, it's very accurate and up-to-date.

You can search food database online, to quickly lookup nutrition facts on any food.

Weight Loss Efficacy

MyNetDiary efficacy report is based on studying how well the program works for MyNetDiary users.

Disclaimer: The information provided here does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit your healthcare provider or medical professional.

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