Tracking macros has become more popular with fitness minded people, the idea being that the macro nutritional values of what you eat are more important than the actual food items themselves. With that concept in mind, I decided to build Fast Food Macros to make it easier for people (including myself) to figure out the macro nutritional values of various fast food items.
We all know (most) fast food items aren't the best when it comes to nutrition. But it's also true that many of us are busy enough that we don't always have time to prep five containers of grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, brown rice and avocado. When you're in a hurry, a quick bite from a fast food restaurant will often have to suffice, so why not make it as beneficial as possible?
Yikes! I found a huge error in the way calories were being calculated when you selected multiples of the same food item. Example:
In this example, the total should be 250 calories (50 + (100 x 2)), right? But the way I'd coded it was doing (50 + 100) x 2 for a 300 total.... Doh!
- You select 1 of an item that's 50 calories
- You select 2 of an item that's 100 calories
Anyway, I fixed it!
- Per request, added macro data for the different Taco Bell nachos
- Per user feedback, added a Calories per Gram of Protein column
- Added a 1 Rep Max Calculator that you can also use to Calculate Weight to use for Rep Range
- Added a Calories from Alcohol Calculator
- Added a Wilks Calculator
- Made some styling changes to all the calculator results
- Added capability to view a map with restaurant locations on the food items page. Above the table are three links: Show Set Location, Hide Set Location, and Clear Location. Clicking Set Location and shows the form allowing you to enter city or zip code and state, clicking Hide Set Location hides the form,a nd clicking Clear Location will remove the map after a location has been set.
- Added kilograms to pound conversion on the Calories Burned Calculator
- Maximum Muscular Potential - I built calculators using formulas from Martin Berkhan, Eric Helms, and Casey Butt to calculate your maximum lean body mass, muscular measurements, and total body weight at different body fat levels.
- What is Macro-Based Dieting - An explanation of macro based dieting, also called Flexible Dieting and If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM).
- Changed Macro Total information display format at the bottom of the food selection table
- Changed Macro Percentages information display format under the Macros Totals display
- Adjusted CSS to display header and menu properly for screens less then 1,000 pixels wide, but not as small as a mobile screen
- Redid the menu page, replaced the check box with a drop down to allow an item to be selected multiple times when building a meal
- Calories Burned Calculator - A calculator that uses a formula from the Journal of Sports Medicine to calculate calories burned during exercise based on age, weight, duration, and effort.
- Reformatted the navigation menu to use drop down sub menus
- Completed Total Daily Energy Expenditure calculators; calculators using the Harris-Benedict, Mifflin-St Jeor, and Katch-McArdle formulas to calculate your Total Daily Energy Expenditure.
- Modified left navigation menu to add drop down submenu for Restaurants section
- Add a MACRO SPLIT calculation at the bottom of the food listing table to show macro percentages after choosing food items. Linked to macro information on the F.A.Q. page
- Changed navigation from Bootstrap framework to Pushy to provide better responsiveness.
- Added additional Menu toggle button at the bottom of the page
- Altered Pushy to make menu always visible on screens greater then 1023 pixels in width; made corresponding changes to make sure content remained appropriately aligned
- Added Food Type column for food listing table
- Added a checkbox to easily double selections, primarily to allow for Subway 6 inch sub macro values to be doubled to provide macro information for 12 inch subs
- Made columns sortable by clicking on column headers
- Site launches