Start Weight:(07 Sep 10) 256.4 lb
Current Weight:(09 Sep 14) 206.4 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: Pegleg Ed's Starvation's Quicker diet
performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

FatSecret member since: 06 Sep 10

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Are food databases specific by region?
Thanks, TorhildJ. That was my experience living in BE all summer; some barcodes worked, but it worked poorly if I had no bar code (e.g., a nice block of aged Dutch gouda from AH).

I didn't think to try country-specific FS sites. I will try that next time.

Now that I think about it, FS probably had to do it this way. Food manufacturers use the same brand in many countries, but often adjust ingredients and package size to meet local preferences. With one global database, they probably had users constantly "fixing" each others' entries and getting upset.
posted 31 Aug 2014, 11:13
Are food databases specific by region?
Is the food lookup function limited to food entries from a specific country or region? I opened my account in the US, but I travel to Europe a lot. When I look up a local food in Europe, the search doesn't find it. When I go to create a new food entry, though, it warns me that I'm adding a duplicate entry.
Example - Bilar Saltlakrits (little licorice cars from Sweden) does not show up when I do a food search for "Saltlakrits" (at top of page or when adding an entry to a day's food diary). If I say I want to add a new food and type "Saltlikrits" as the name of the food, it shows as an existing entry - Bilar Saltlakrits. (This is just one example; I have many others.)
posted 21 Aug 2014, 13:36
Add weight from 8 months ago impossible? Why?
That's odd. I tried to enter a weigh-in for Sept 2011. I was able to go back to that date in the calendar and enter the weight, but when I submitted the weigh-in, it changed the date to today. Devs should fix that.

PS- Glaun is right about capitalization or proper names despite the open quotes in the last line of the signature block.
posted 21 Aug 2014, 13:08
Not sure. I log in from my phone, my desktop, and two laptops (home and work) with no problems. Have you confirmed you have the right password? If you had the device that works remember the password, you might have typed it in incorrectly when signing up. If so, log on using the device that works and change your password.
posted 21 Aug 2014, 12:58
The problem likely isn't fiber, per se, but the kind of fiber. Most fiber bars (e.g., Fiber One) use inulin, also known as chicory root extract. Inunlin is widely recognized as having "limited digestive tolerance," and the limits vary from one person to another.
You can get plenty of fiber from other sources. Nuts are good, but they have a lot of fat. Fruits and veggies are a great source - consider berries (esp. raspberries and blackberries), broccoli, and even lettuce.
Personally, I like Quest protein bars - they pack 17-18g of fiber and 20-21 g of protein in a surprisingly tasty bar (most under 200 calories). The "fiber" is IMO, which has much higher digestive tolerance. (Some question whether IMO is a "fiber," but it certainly "works" for me.) I've shared them with friends who faced similar problems with other inulin fiber bars and they didn't have the same problems.
posted 12 Mar 2014, 12:51
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15 August 2014

I spent my last 3 weeks in Europe eating like mad - a 10-day farewell tour of Belgian food, followed by another 10 days in Sweden and a couple of days ...
on diet Pegleg Ed's Starvation's Quicker diet  gaining 0.7 lb a week

15 June 2014

First weigh-in after two months in Belgium without a scale. Turns out I actually lost a pound despite plenty of beer, chocolate, and great bread.
on diet Pegleg Ed's Starvation's Quicker diet  losing 0.1 lb a week

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