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Old 01-13-2010, 02:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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my guess would be to count it the same as any white table wine.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I STILL do not understand the sugar/alcohol concept. If a nutrition label has 38g carbs, and 2g sugar and no alcohol do I enter the 2g sugar in any way when I creat a custom food?
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for the clarification. This is day#1 for me and was going to create a post about this same topic. Makes sense now
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
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From the sounds of what the FitDay guys are saying, you do *not* enter the Sugar into any field at all.

I just bought the program today on advice from a friend and was astonished it doesn't track sugar separately from all carbs. There is a massive difference between total carb count from highly processed sugar foods and natural fruits and veggies. That I can't indicate (or see) the difference pretty much makes it only useful for tracking the fat vs protein ratio I'm getting because the carbs is a completely useless number for people who cut sugars (especially processed sugars) out and try to get carbs entirely from veggies and fruits.

Smacking myself for not trying the free web based one first.

Beyond that one issue I love it... but the way I approach my food choices I really prefer to see the actual amount that are sugars. Time to put in a feature request I guess. I really hope I'm just missing something.
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Every label I have ever seen has Carbohydrates and then within the Carbohydrates, Fiber and Sugars are listed however:

1) Fitday has a field for Fiber but not Sugar .. why?
2) Fiber + Sugar does not add up to Carbohydrates on the Facts sheet
3) I am trying to reduce my sugar intake... how can I do with without a sugar goal / field on Fitday??
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You did it for "fat" ... why not for "carbohydrates" ??
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:08 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I agree!
Come one Fitday, lets get a breakdown of the carbs that includes sugars.

While we're on it, it would be nice to be able to track the saturated and trans fats, so we can see how well we're doing cutting them out.

Besides this flaw I love this program!
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Question Sugar alcohols?

I am also of the school that tracks simple sugar separately from all carbohydrates. I'd like to see FitDay include sugar as a separate entity in the nutritional information.

That being said, one of my favorite breakfasts is a gluten-free high-protein breakfast bar called thinkThin. Instead of using simple sugars, sugar alcohol is employed to make the bar actually edible. Do sugar alcohols like that count as alcohol?

Thanks in advance for any feedback. Congrats to everyone on here for taking the initiative to make healthy choices in your lives!
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:02 AM   #19 (permalink)
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From what I understand "alcohol" on FitDay is the alcohol content of alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, etc) and everything else is just carbs. I had a friend tell me your "sugars" are your total carbs minus fiber, but that seems too simplistic.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:43 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Hope I understand what you're looking for. It's getting late and I'm getting tired. Labels don't actually show how much sugar is in something. If you compare the nutrition label with entering a new food on fitday, they should be the same and you can fill in the blanks. Hope that helped. Alcohol is alcohol just list your drink of preference and it will be entered as alcohol calories.
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