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donnastpeter 04-24-2011 08:17 PM

Sugars same as alcohols?
I'm relatively new to Fit Day and find the site easy to use. However, when filling in the nutrition chart for custom foods, I'm not quite sure what the term "alcohol" is referring to. I'm thinking that it may mean sugar alcohol in carbohydrates. Is this correct?:confused:

Kathy13118 04-24-2011 08:55 PM

I don't think there is even nutritional information for alcohol on most foods, and many, many foods contain sugar. I never noticed the alcohol in the custom foods, but if you were making a rum cake, there would be alcohol from the rum and you would put in how many grams.

I only see 'alcohol' show up in my pie chart on the days when I have a glass of wine, for example. If I have something with a lot of sugar on a certain day, there is never any alcohol showing up in my pie chart.

Wife2Mom 10-12-2011 07:04 PM

Sugars same as alcohols?
I am confused about sugar listed on labels under carbs. I also see alcohol listed in the same area. Are they the same thing?

wildbeanerz 10-12-2011 07:09 PM

No, Currently they don't track sugar in fitday just carbs. And alcohol is just...alcohol. :D

Welcome to the forums BTW!! :)

handcycle2005 10-12-2011 07:10 PM

Sugar alcohols(like sorbitol) are somewhat similar but sugar alcohols are lower in calories(2.6 per gram) and are not fully absorbed in the gut.
Alcohol in drinks are 7 calories per gram. You can calculate alcohol consumed here.

mtjls 11-09-2011 12:59 PM

Counting our sugar usage
I'm new here and wondered why sugar is not listed in the nutrition facts of the foods. Sugar, at least to me is more important than fats. And since most low fat and fat free are replaced with sugar I would love to see it listed so by the end of they day I see how many grams I used.

VitoVino 11-09-2011 02:47 PM

Hi, and welcome to FitDay.

This question comes up quite often. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I'll point you in the direction that will be helpful. Best wishes.

cjohnson728 11-09-2011 07:09 PM

While enlightening, the above discussion doesn't really indicate whether or not sugar will be added as something to track. If this is a concern for you, I would suggest posting it down in a thread in the bottom category in the list, under FitDay Beta; I am certain that the technical folks working on changes to the site read that much more frequently than they do the threads in the nutrition area. Many folks share your concern, but I don't know if it's a planned addition or not. The tech folks should be able to tell you.

mtjls 11-09-2011 08:00 PM

Thanks I will give that a try..

VitoVino 11-09-2011 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by cjohnson728 (Post 61838)
While enlightening, the above discussion doesn't really indicate whether or not sugar will be added as something to track.

I think you overlooked something from that thread:


Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 (Post 51004)
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.

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