green beans wrong in fitday??

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Old 03-06-2012, 12:33 AM
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if you search for green beans, (one of the lowest calorie foods....steamed); it shows:

cooked; 1 cup; 83 calories
raw; 1 cup; 34

this can't be right!?

is there a place to report this to get corrected?

no wonder i'm so hungry!
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:40 AM
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Hi there...for some reason, FitDay seems to default to preparation of veggies with fat when you just use the search feature. Go to Browse, select vegetables, etc., find green beans, and scroll down to "from fresh, frozen, whichever, prepared without fat." You should get a much more reasonable number. It's a pain, but at least it's accurate!
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:21 AM
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thanks! I'll go check that out now;
so all the journals I've been doing are all wrong for fresh veggies?

Hopefully someone from peoplefit is listening! and will fix this OR add the correct description?
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nope! i guess that didn't fix it. it still shows 76 cal. for one cup
and i don't think it's that high

(fresh; no sauce)
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How exactly are you preparing them? Are they cooked? I just found green beans, from fresh, prepared without fat for 43 calories per cup using the browse feature.

http://www.fitday.com/fitness/FoodVi...dds2-f75204991
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by fitday14107 View Post
nope! i guess that didn't fix it. it still shows 76 cal. for one cup
and i don't think it's that high

(fresh; no sauce)
Do you have a food scale? I've found it easier to accurately calculate when I'm weighing vs measuring my food. I think I picked up mine at Wal-Mart for less than $20. I made fresh green beans last sunday and once weighed out only had like 20something calories in my portion. And it was a fairly large portion. Just something else to consider
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cjohnson:
i found that too; but it must be wrong because there's no way 1 cup of green beans (steamed; no sauce; nothing) can have 370.5 mg sodium and 9.8 mg of carbs and 2.3 g protein!
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Your best bet, then, is probably to enter information you think is accurate as a custom food.

You may want to post this down in the Feedback and Support thread; it would be more likely to come to the attention of the powers that be at FitDay.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:38 PM
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I agree, in theory, that's SHOULD be the solution. BUT, going by past experience (I've emailed them several times for several different things; at several different email 'contact us' email addresses); and one of 2 things happens:

1. it gets completely ignored; even when sent twice
2. I get inconsistent/inaccurate answers

I'm not sure there really ARE any 'powers that be'!
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whenever I have a doubt, I just enter the nutritional info from a label and make it a custom food.
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