We need a breakdown of FATS!

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irlwizard

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Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 06:52
When we edit preferences in 'My Food Diary' we can quickly and easily see the TOTAL CARBS of food and how much of that is from FIBER or SUGAR etc. But with FATS there is no breakdown option. I want to be able to see how much SATURATED FAT I have in my diet.

Take Olive Oil for example, it will reach your RDI for Fats faster then it will reach your RDI for saturated fats. So you are safe to go beyond your RDI in fats with olive oil, meaning I can use it for a quick boost of KCals when I have not reached my RDI in saturated fats.
jadenmiller

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Posted: 17 Dec 2013, 23:50
I Feel to Reduce weight it is necessary to have awareness to food labels. Follow this habit of Counting calories to know what kind of food you are eating. You should know how to locate a food's caloric content and its serving amount. Comparing labels between different foods and beverages is vital for making the improved choices necessary to lose weight.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 18 Dec 2013, 04:51
That would be helpful. I think also figuring complementary protiens but that can be complicated since they don't have to be eaten at the same meal. I think that one would be beyond the scope of this site.

"A health claim on a food product is a good indication that it is not really food" Michael Pollan

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jadenmiller

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Posted: 27 Dec 2013, 02:54
I personally feel You can help stop overeating and maintain blood sugar levels by eating a little about every three hours. Getting too hungry will backfire on your planning on eating healthy and diet control . Always try healthy, filling snack, such as an apple and some other fruits. Smart snacking will assist you to lose weight.
http://consciouslifenews.com/10-professional-untold-secrets-weight-loss/1167078/
irlwizard

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Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 03:04
You guys are going off topic. I want to GAIN WEIGHT but have a poor appetite on some days. To reach my daily macro I could drink some oliveoil or whatever but I don't want to risk consuming too much saturated fat and get high cholesterol levels in a light body (it's possible). Please stop assuming that everyone is fat.
snezica

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Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 05:54
Don't drink olive oil, just add it to your salad. You can eat more meat, cheese and eggs and you will gain weight. Don't fill up on too much vegetables and water and you should have a healthy appetite and if you don't, go for a walk, that should help.
krinkfreak

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Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 06:29
60% fat, 30% protein, 10% carbs. About 1800-2000 calories per day. Still losing weight.

HDL is up. LDL is down and Triglycerides are down. Blood pressure is also down.

If you want to gain weight, you can simply eat more calories on a similar proportioned diet, though it will be hard to eat more than 2500 calories in a day with this much fat in it.
NowIundersta...

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Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 06:46
to gain weight, add carbs,(but the good ones) ie potatoes which are starchy, I think most of us are all experts here on how to gain weights. lol - so if 1800 to 2000 cal per day are still making you lose weight, and you've got only 10% carbs, then it really is the carbs.
MV10

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Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 07:46
I'm writing a very simple tool to analyze weight over time and carb intake over time for people doing Atkins or similar diets.

I should also be able to use the API to grab food data to show fat breakdown for a given date or maybe a range of dates. Not promising anything, this is a spare-time side project for me, but this info would be useful for Atkins too, so I'll take a look. If I come up with anything, I'll post back here.
krinkfreak

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Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 08:37
Doesn't fatsecret do that for you already? Not a trendline, but the percentages of each? That's how I found out my 60/30/10 proportion. I'm not exactly on Atkins as I'm not always in ketosis, but kind of a hybrid Atkins/primal thing.
MV10

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Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 09:37
Only for a single day. No way to look at things like an average over time which is a better metric than any one-day snapshot. I was going to start tracking these in a spreadsheet and realized in the long run it was less effort to write a short program to pull data from FatSecret.

Should have something preliminary to show next week, I think.
MV10

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Posted: 26 Jun 2014, 09:17
A sneak peek -- probably only going to update this other thread going forward:

http://www.fatsecret.com/Community.aspx?pa=fp&m=439111&#439111
marissastewa...

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Posted: 26 Jun 2014, 10:25
Quite a few people in the medical community are challenging the saturated fat /heart disease meme. I suggest http://www.marksdailyapple.com for more information. The more saturated fat I ate when I was on primal/paleo eating, the better my cholesterol got!
"Discipline is remembering what you want."
NowIundersta...

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Posted: 26 Jun 2014, 10:38
I second that! I did atkins, with butter, whipped cream in my coffee, meat, bacon, etc. And a lot of it! I lost weight, and then went in for a check up. My doc took my blood pressure and did a double take. He said 'it's good' then with a surprised look said 'it's really good'. My blood work was all ok also. Since then, I've questioned the mainstream advice. I know margerin is out for me. And I cook with real butter.
FromOrbonia

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Posted: 10 Feb 2015, 16:02
This website entry mechanism is easy to use and has a good range of foods - and most importantly, when you do a search it shows you fat breakdown.
So why can't that be tracked in your daily totals? Why is it just one total? Seems trivially easy to include and (independent of the raging argument over benefits or not) would give a huge amount of visibility.
Any ideas if this will be an included feature any time soon?



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