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Old 07-16-2011, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by bentonparkwest
This fitday site seemed awesome at first. But what the heck is wrong with the system???
Sugar is what makes us sick, fat, diseased and fatigued.
Sugar causes all of our problems, along with poor quality processed, manufactured, modified, preserved, genetically engineered foods that are not fit for human consumption...
This site is useless if you can't track sugar.
I don't understand the "alcohol" line item for foods, and no SUGAR????
Carbs are not created equal and neither are sugars.
I am disgusted.
No one even knows what a healthy diet is. I spent almost a year living on only fat and protein. I lost 30 lbs when I didn't even intend to...nor really need to. The food pyramid is way off base.
Sugars, carbs and alcohol is what causes disease. Whoever created this website does not want you to know this.
Good luck to you....
We are working at being able to track sugar. Yes, it's taking longer than it should but I'm being told that it's being addressed. I can agree that sugar isn't the best thing for our bodies but I wouldn't say that it in itself is what makes us sick, fat, diseased or fatigued. Sugar (or any other food) doesn't cause ALL of our problems, as you claim. We have to accept responsibility for our own actions. Too much of many things can be bad, hell people have died from drinking too much water. If you feel like you will die or become ill because of sugar, then eliminate it. If it really disgusts you and you eliminate it then you won't need FitDay to tell you how much sugar is in your food? If not, nearly everything has a label these days. If you absolutely feel that you can't eliminate it and MUST track it, write it down, put it in a journal, whatever... until we can track it. I also think it's funny that you say "No one even knows what a healthy diet is." Yep, we are all stupid here, you have single handedly figured what a healthy diet is, while everyone else in the world is clueless.

What I think is amusing from reading your post, I'd bet that you had elevated blood pressure when you wrote that, maybe you should check your sodium intake... oh wait, sodium isn't on your short list of things that cause problems.

If I had to guess, you're the person that blames McDonalds b/c people get fat instead of blaming the person that chose to eat it...

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Old 07-16-2011, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Rubystars
I don't believe that sweet potatoes or fruit cause disease (unless you gorge on them for hours every day, lol) Good carbs are good.

Also, well said to Mike.

I definitely take things written about nutrition with a grain of salt and consider the source, but I highly doubt there's a conspiracy at FitDay to keep us in the dark about sugar content.

If you don't like the site for reasons that are important to you, just move on.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:43 PM
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Have to agree with you, Mike. I'm diabetic, so sugar is not high on my list of preferred foods, but my Doc, the diabetes educator, and my RN wife all say watch the carbs - ALL the carbs from whatever source, and you should be ok. And, so far, they've been right on the money. Fitday helps keep me aware of what I'm putting in my mouth and I'm responsible for anything with lots of carbs - sugars, refined grains, etc....
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:15 AM
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Just weighing in on being a person who would also like a sugar count on Fitday. Thanks for pursuing getting it done, Mike. There is obviously interest in having it. I hope it happens!
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:43 AM
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Default Help please

I'm confused about this. For custom foods, the alcohol must be entered in "grams". I'm trying to do a custom for Coors Light which has 4.15% alcohol.

What would I enter into the "Alcohol... grams" field?
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:03 PM
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I'd like to track just the sugar as well and it's good to know that this feature is in the works.

It always amuses me how people complain about things that are free, like this site. I'm new but this place has already has been a blessing for me and I'm sure I will use it the rest of my life to help maintain my weight once I achieve my goal.
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:51 AM
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Try this site. It's a blood alcohol calculator but it does give the alcohol consumed in grams.

12 oz bottle/can = 354ml
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:21 AM
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That did the trick, handcycle2005. I came up with 11.61 grams. Thanks!
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:17 AM
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Default Sugar tracking

I too would like a specific entry for Sugar, it seems odd that it was omitted from the format.

What I have been doing, when creating custom foods, is using "Alcohol" as my sugar. Since I rarely drink, I rarely use that category so filiing it in as sugar is no big deal. This allows me to track sugar in this fashion.

When using existing foods it becomes more problematic, but then I will often convert many existing foods to custom foods anyway as it gives me more control over the content, I feel I can be more accurate this way...
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Evanar
Alcohol is bad for health and have many disadvantages like:
...It leads to diabetes or obesity if taken in excess amount.
It also can also cause loss of memory. Which is probably a good thing if you drank too much and got a little wild!
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