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.



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