GRAMS. MAKE EVERYTHING GRAMS!

previous topic · next topic
KaydenFox

Joined: May 13
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 06 Jul 2013, 15:44
I don't know who thought it was a good idea to measure by volume, but can we all try to enter everything by grams as 99% of the time, its right next to the serving size if not the primary serving size.

I don't know about you, but I think 75g makes a lot more sense than .23 cups.
wolfganggold

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 04 Aug 2013, 17:30
yes please! I weigh pretty much EVERYTHING and it's annoying when I can only choose "Serving" or just a single measure as my unit. Sure I can do the math to convert but it'd be great if there was a pulldown for EVERY food that let me choose grams.
sjdallas

Joined: Mar 11
Posts: 13

      quote  
Posted: 04 Aug 2013, 21:25
AMEN!!! Although the main reason I've stuck with FatSecret instead of going to MyFitnessPal is because you can enter fractions in FatSecret. So for almost everything I enter the grams I weigh out divided by the grams that are listed in a serving (most foods do have them, just not in the pull-down menu). Can't do that on MyFitnessPal and that's a deal killer for me because I probably enter 90%+ of my food this way.
Bolle

Joined: Sep 11
Posts: 2

      quote  
Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 15:16
Yes... one base to work from. And that should be grams.
eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

      quote  
Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 15:23
For some reason when you input a new product into the database the result displays only as "servings", rather than by weight. Some products don't even have a weight connected to them.
onedaat

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 326

      quote  
Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 15:30
eKatherine wrote:
For some reason when you input a new product into the database the result displays only as "servings", rather than by weight. Some products don't even have a weight connected to them.



This makes it very annoying to enter recipes since you have to look up how much is in a serving. Urrg
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"It is in vain to speak of cures, or think of remedies, until such time as we have considered the causes . . . cures must be imperfect, lame, and to no purpose, wherein the causes have not first been searched.”

- Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. - Mark Twain

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
onedaat

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 326

      quote  
Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 15:31
sjdallas wrote:
AMEN!!! Although the main reason I've stuck with FatSecret instead of going to MyFitnessPal is because you can enter fractions in FatSecret. So for almost everything I enter the grams I weigh out divided by the grams that are listed in a serving (most foods do have them, just not in the pull-down menu). Can't do that on MyFitnessPal and that's a deal killer for me because I probably enter 90%+ of my food this way.



Can't you use decimals on MFP?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"It is in vain to speak of cures, or think of remedies, until such time as we have considered the causes . . . cures must be imperfect, lame, and to no purpose, wherein the causes have not first been searched.”

- Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. - Mark Twain

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
sjdallas

Joined: Mar 11
Posts: 13

      quote  
Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 18:57
onedaat wrote:

Can't you use decimals on MFP?

Sure you can use decimals. But my point is that I don't want to have to pull out a calculator to convert a fraction into a decimal. For example, when a serving size is 50g and I weigh out and eat 38g, on FatSecret I can enter 38/50 of a serving. Can't do that on MFP. Like I said, I enter almost all my food that way. And have for 2 1/2 years.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Protein
But the tea has Vit. K and I was told not to drink herbal teas while on Warfarin. Being on Warfarin keeps me from eating a lot of good green veggies...high in iron and low in calories. I am so looking ...
by SKennan on 03 Jul 15 01:29 PM
Enhancement Request
I too think this would be quite beneficial. its currently the only think i believe that the primary competitor of this site/app has that this one doesnt.
by fight123 on 27 Jun 15 07:28 PM
Weight loss diet plan
The thing that will work for everyone, no exceptions, is a calorie deficit. Some have slower metabolisms, some will not count accurately, some will under report calorie intake or overestimate expe ...
by Diablo360x on 25 Jun 15 05:32 AM
Keeping the Faith
I KNOW this is water weight - my wedding ring is TIGHT......BUT getting on the scale to see I'm 4 pounds up is always a challenge. And my challenge is not to let the scale dictate my attitude or my ...
by FitegicPlanner on 20 Jun 15 11:54 AM
Android app database doesn't have the same items as online database
I have noticed the same thing too. I wonder what the problem is?
by rowingfool on 15 Jun 15 05:21 PM