GRAMS. MAKE EVERYTHING GRAMS!

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KaydenFox

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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
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onedaat

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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?
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"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

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

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sjdallas

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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.
Serina3

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Posted: 01 Feb 2017, 14:22
Agreed the serving only option for creating recipes is very difficult and I cook all my own meals. By weight or by package size for canned and frozen food would be much more productive, both would be best, but if the gram option is under the serving drop down like tsp and tbsp are for spices that would solve the issue completely. I had to look up the number of servings in a package for most of my ingredients and thing back and forth to add them to my recipes it is very frustrating. Caloriecount.com and app have this function and they are shutting down so I have had to switch, but this is a huge part of how I and many use a site and app of this nature. please update the recipe builder i think more people would take the time to log their homemade yummies



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