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cherylhowe

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Posted: 20 Mar 2017, 16:30
Is there a way to track yours macros on this program
runner2000x

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Posted: 21 Mar 2017, 14:48
I am wondering the same thing. I think you can get some info on the android app, by going to "reports", but I dont see how on the website. Not very intuitive.
ieGod

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Posted: 23 Mar 2017, 08:07
What am I missing here. The top of any particular day shows your macro breakdown, and so does the monthly view.
runner2000x

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Posted: 24 Mar 2017, 10:51
Actually, I can't speak for cherylhowe, but I am interested in "tracking" my macros. As in - what is my average daily intake of various macro nutrients. Sodium is a big deal and I would like to know if I am making any progress reducing sodium towards 2400mg / day.

When you say "The top of any particular day shows your macro breakdown, and so does the monthly view." your missing the fact that it only tells you up to 6 items, and its only a total for that day. On the android app, you can go to "reports" and from there find out your average daily calories, fat, protein, etc. for the week or month.

Its not perfect, but better than the webpage. Do you know how to find out your total or average Sodium for the week, for the month etc?? Or even your average daily calorie consumption for the week / month etc?? How about just being able to download the raw data like your daily totals in a .cvs or excel file or something?? I don't see anything like that on the webpage, only a good first attempt on the Android app.

Also - "tracking" usually indicates data over time, like generating a graph of your weight loss because you input your new weight every now and then, rather than just showing what your current weight is, or what your current goal is.
Ingria

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Posted: 24 Mar 2017, 12:17
There is a daily average of all three macros in Calendar view for a month. There is a limitation of 6 nutrients you can track daily and you can choose them by going to settings. So you can choose to track sodium. There is also a graph for weight loss tracking. So it covers most of the basic needs, and let us not forget, it is free. Obviously all of us have some ideas how to make it better and hopefully one day some of these ideas get implemented.
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runner2000x

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Posted: 24 Mar 2017, 14:31
Ingria, thanks for the info.

If you re-read what I posted, the point is that the webpage seems behind the also-free Android App. It integrates with the data seen on the webpage version. I appreciate the fact that it is free. It also generates income by way of adverts, as well as aggregates all of the users eating habits (which has a $ value). So lets be honest here. I have been using this for a few months now and think its pretty good. That doesn't mean it is free of mistakes and oddities. Any good developer would want to know how to fix or improve their product.

Again, in the App, you can generate "reports" that gives you a bit more info like your average daily/weekly/monthly values of protein, fat, carbs. It ALSO lets you see your TOTALS for ALL values for the day / week / month etc. I don't see anything like that on the webpage (which has access to the same data as the app) It looks like the App can do a bit more than the webpage, and it would be more useful to generate reports or stats on the webpage rather than just on your phone.

Do you use the App, or just the webpage? For me, I am interested in tracking sodium, in addition to fat, carbs, protein. While it is handy to see how much sodium you are eating in a single day, I don't think you understand what tracking means to many people. There is no way to see how much sodium you consumed during the week / month etc. That is what "Tracking" means, as in track over time. To see averages etc. or at least to allow you to download the raw data that we the users painstakingly enter every day. Isn't it nice to see a graph for your weight loss tracking? Wouldn't it be nice to see a graph or table of data that tells you how much sodium you are averaging?

This is a pretty good website and cool services, and the fact that they also have an app for your phone is great. I just wish there was a bit more uniformity. You can do things on the app you cant on the website, and vice versa. There is also integration issues, but thats another issue....
Ingria

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Posted: 25 Mar 2017, 01:22
Runner, you can export your data from calendar view in PDF format and excel. From the app you can also export in csv format, that you can also upload to excel or any other tool you prefer to use. That reports have sodium as well. It would require some work around, but you can build a chart in excel using exported data. I understand that some people might have medical conditions that require very precise tracking. It might not be the best place for that. I agree with you that it might be better to have a perfect app, but guess I do not take life that seriously and see enough graphs at work. Hope FS gods are listening and add new features in the future. Good luck with your tracking and try to not get frustrated.
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jazzbot

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Posted: 25 Mar 2017, 10:19
At first glance I read OP's post as: "Is there a way to track yours macaroons on this program". I was like LOL then ROLF after discovering my error. Symptoms of being on a VLCD. Guess food dreams are up next.



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