Diet & Fitness Facts & Myths busted by Nutracheck



There are so many opposing views of what’s good for us and what’s not and what works and what doesn’t when it comes to dieting, it’s no surprise so many of us struggle to keep our weight loss on track. Now there’s – the perfect myth busting, fact revealing online weight loss aid – which helps you to easily access the right information you need to make sure your weight loss programme works.

Nutracheck is the UK’s most comprehensive food diary website and App, providing its members with a simple to use picture food diary and calorie counting facility that makes monitoring your diet progress easier than ever. In addition, the system provides an array of support, advice, resources and experts to help guide and encourage you through the journey to weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.


There are ‘good’ fats and ‘bad’ fats
‘Bad’ saturated fats (found in animal fats such as butter and lard) can lead to a rise in harmful blood cholesterol also known as LDL cholesterol, and a raised LDL cholesterol level can mean an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

Eating more unsaturated fats (found in fats such as olive oil and oily fish) can have a positive effect on heart health as they can decrease the level of LDL cholesterol in the blood and increase the level of good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) – so we tend to call these ‘good’ fats. However remember that all fats contain a lot of calories, so use

There is no such thing as good or bad calories – it’s your overall calorie intake that’s important
This is so true! It’s how you put the foods together in your overall calorie intake that is important.

There are different benefits from eating 100 calories from different types of foods. For example, 100 calories from chocolate will provide you with some saturated fat, some sugar, a little bit of calcium and possibly a tiny bit of salt. 100 calories from carrots will provide fluid, vitamins and minerals and lots of fibre. When you weigh up the goodness of one type of food over the other, you can see why we would encourage you to eat more calories from fruit and vegetables, and less from high calorie foods such as chocolate. Also, the amount of food you get for 100 calories of chocolate would be much less than 100 calories of carrots as chocolate is very calorie dense. You’d get just 20g of chocolate compared to 300g of carrots for 100 calories!

About Nutracheck:

  • Nutracheck is an innovative calorie counter and food diary App and website which tracks what you eat to help you manage your weight.
  • It’s fast and easy to use: Tracking your calories takes less than 10 minutes a day to do. Nutracheck holds the largest UK food database with photos of over 160,000 products to help you find exactly what you’re eating.
  • This isn’t a fad diet and no foods are banned; it works by making a person more aware of their food choices and how much they are eating.
  • The Nutracheck App is the top selling diet App in the UK Apple store. The Nutracheck website is rated the UK’s No. 1 diet site on

For more information about Nutracheck visit or call Karen Veness on 07968 049528 or email