View Single Post
Old 01-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
FitDay Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 106

One thing I have recently noticed on fitday is that there are several foods where fitday adds sodium where there shouldn't be any. Typcially I have not worried about sodium but took a look yesterday to see where I told me I had close to 3500mg!

So I walked through my food list. I got to 'rice, brown'. Told me I had 400mg of rice in my 100g serving...but there is really only a trace of sodium in rice. Next up was my squash. Fitday had a whooping 800mg of sodium in my 140g serving. Again, there is little or no sodium in squash.

I have noticed this on a lot of the 'cooked' foods on fitday...they make assumptions that we are adding a ton of sodium and/or fat. When possible I will use the 'raw' food and add whatever fat I used while cooking instead or just using the 'cooked' version. (onions are a good example).

Bottom line, if you are really watching your sodium, make sure fitday is reporting your diet correctly.
Male 45, 5'6"
To date - 32.6 lbs down
Start: 20 Oct 2011: 210.2lb, body fat =35.3%
Original Goal: 20% body fat - achieved 3/1/12

Last weigh-in: 3-May-2012: 177.6,
Last body fat measurement: Oct 15,2012: 14.1%

Goal: Maintain < 20% body fat and < 180lb
Days Maintained : 427
clarkslp is offline   Reply With Quote