About CalorieStar

Hi there! My name is Ant and I am a weight loss blogger and wellness enthusiast. I have been on my own weight loss journey for as long as I can remember. I have lost over 2 stone and have been able to keep it off, but there is still much work to do.

I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with others and helping them achieve their own weight loss goals.

Want to find out more about the technology that powers CalorieStar? Check out my blueprint.

History of CalorieStar

A short illustrated history of CalorieStar, with some images resurrected from an old hard disk.

In August 2001 I wrote foody the ancestor of fabtrackr which was a Visual Basic application for tracking calories consumed. The backend database that stored the Nutrition Information was called CalorieStar. The app no longer exists🙁

In October 2006 I added a Tummy Training game styled on the popular Nintendo DS title at the time. The app showed a series of foods on the screen that you would sort into order of calories.

Finally June 2009 saw the release of version 2 of foody.

In May 2013 I tried a number of different styles and during the brainstorming a new name appeared and with v3, foody became foodtrack’r.

January 2014 and another refresh of the brand saw the hyphen removed.

In August 2017, foodtrackr had to go; Takeaway.com based in the Netherlands registered a trade mark for Food Tracker in 2009 and advised they would object to me using the foodtrackr brand and as such a search for a new name began.

After much searching for a new domain I settled on fabtrackr – the Food and Body Tracker. The logo was adjusted slightly and the curve was shifted left to better represent weight loss.

In 2022 I decided to push the CalorieStar brand that had been hiding in the background into the limelight. This was the first time CalorieStar had a brand of its own, but the Star logo took the same curve from the fabtrackr logo as a nod to the associated brand.

A 2024 refresh of the brand to coincide with the Major App refresh, sees the introduction of all the nutritional colours used within the App brought into the logo. A nicely balanced font for the Brand Name and accent colour.