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Old 12-03-2010, 07:26 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Hi I am a newbie ... just wanting to make sure if I am correct in interpreting alcohol to mean the same as sugar on a food label
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:35 PM   #32 (permalink)
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it's a sugar alcohol, not like regular sugar.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:33 PM   #33 (permalink)
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The slot on fitday for alcohol is meant for the stuff that gets you drunk in beer, wine, and liquor. For whatever reason, fitday doesn't have a slot for sugar like the nutrition label does.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:51 PM   #34 (permalink)
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The slot on fitday for alcohol is meant for the stuff that gets you drunk in beer, wine, and liquor. For whatever reason, fitday doesn't have a slot for sugar like the nutrition label does.
Not always, I use "sugar free" syrup, that has sugar alcohol in it. I guess I didn't think about the other type since I quite drinking.

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Old 12-04-2010, 01:17 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Sugar alcohols are supposed to be noncaloric, so it doesn't make sense that they would contribute to the calorie load on your FD pie chart. I'm pretty sure the FD slot for alcohol is for ethanol; if you back-calculate from the pie chart percentage you get for a peg of whiskey, it works out to about 7 calories per gram, which is about right for ethanol.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:38 PM   #36 (permalink)
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When adding the nutritional value for a personal food, is "alcohol" the same as "sugar(s)"?

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Old 01-28-2011, 09:48 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Nope, alcohol is alcohol (hic!)

Really, though, there is no "sugar" category in FitDay--it treats all carbs the same. Anytime you see alcohol it is for real alcohol.

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Old 01-31-2011, 11:36 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Excellent! Thank you Michael! I appreciate your quick .. and informative .. reply!
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:16 PM   #39 (permalink)
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So when make a custom food where do you record the sugar grams?
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So when make a custom food where do you record the sugar grams?
There is (currently) no facility to record "sugar" in custom foods (or foods in general). FitDay treats all "carbs" the same.

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