judybrewer

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Posted: 10 May 2017, 17:00
How do I know how much sugar I am consuming each day. I see a breakdown for carb, protein..... but none for sugar.
Thanks.
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ricosta

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Posted: 10 May 2017, 21:36
Great Question, made me look it up as it is interesting to know. You should be able to go into the Reports -> Nutrients tab and there you do see your Sugar consumption. You can also click that little "Goal" icon in the upper right hand corner where you can set a target for your sugar intake.

HTH
Pamellivilin

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Posted: 11 May 2017, 10:15
I like sweets too much. I try to not eat chocolates and different other sweet things, I eat many fruits. but can't lose my weight. what is the problem? Thanks
Diablo360x

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Posted: 12 May 2017, 01:55
Pamellivilin wrote:
I like sweets too much. I try to not eat chocolates and different other sweet things, I eat many fruits. but can't lose my weight. what is the problem? Thanks


If you're not losing fat, your problem is too many calories in.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
Kishlette

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Posted: 14 May 2017, 02:04
Pamellivilin wrote:
I like sweets too much. I try to not eat chocolates and different other sweet things, I eat many fruits. but can't lose my weight. what is the problem? Thanks


Eating more calories than you're burning. I recommend weighing your fruit and logging it into FatSecret... The amount of calories in some fruits really surprised me...that could be the thing that's pushing you over.
Pamellivilin

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Posted: 15 May 2017, 03:46
@Kishlette What kind of fruit are you talking about?
rhills

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Posted: 15 May 2017, 05:04
I've had the same observation about fruit .. almost any kind. Just a couple of weeks ago, I was including an apple and and orange in my daily snack list, and then I noticed that I could have two slices of Aunt Millies 35 calorie honey wheat bread for roughly the same calorie and carb cost as one apple, and get twice the fiber and many times more protein. So now I only have one of the two, and have a carrot instead as my replacement snack item.

You might have to do some on-line searching to find calories/ounce of you favorite fruits, since the FS database doesn't always tell you the weight of a portion. It tells you, for example, the diameter of a naval orange (how useful is that??), but Google tells me that its 13 calories/ounce.

GOOD LUCK
rhills

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Posted: 15 May 2017, 06:07
PS!!! Out of curiosity, I just weighed one of my oranges, and it's nearly 10 ounces .. so around 130 cal as compared the 70 that came with my FS selection of "1 medium Naval Orange" .. so I'm definitely going to weigh one typical sized fruit of whatever variety I am eating, and adjust the FS portion size appropriately .. I've been having 2 oranges, not 1!!! EEEKS
Kishlette

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Posted: 15 May 2017, 12:39
Pamellivilin wrote:
@Kishlette What kind of fruit are you talking about?


Oh, every kind of fruit surprised me when I started logging my food properly! Apples, oranges, a punnet of berries, the lot...I guess I thought fruit would be something I could eat a lot of at the start.

Particularly tropical fruits like mango, lychees and pineapple...a lot higher in calories per gram than I expected. And the mangoes are really big and heavy in Australia where I live - so eating a whole one makes a big dent. I went to Indonesia and was eating snake skin fruit every day until I looked it up and saw they each provide 10% of my RDI!

I've found rockmelon to be a pretty good fruit - it's lower in calories than lots of others I've logged, plus it's dense and filling. I think raspberries and blueberries are good too.

The reason I weigh everything I eat (I really really do!) is because I have no idea what a 'medium apple' looks like - who really knows?! Or a chicken breast...I've weighed chicken breasts and seen 125g up to 385g. Pretty big variance...and I think those carefully selected, high growth chickens are raising the average! And eggs too. I also can't really seem to get a level tablespoon accurate either so weighing takes the guess work out. If you're just entering a 'medium this' or a 'small that' into FatSecret, it's surely going to be pretty inaccurate. Maybe that's perfectly fine for many people who just want a rough estimate - but I'm a nerd and I want to get as specific as possible. (I do understand the calories/gram is a complete estimate in and of itself but why compound all that inaccuracy I say!)
Pamellivilin

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Posted: 16 May 2017, 05:55
even so. At the expense of pineapple, I read that this fruit is not heavy for the body. If a person is on a diet, he can consume an unlimited amount of it
Kishlette

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Posted: 16 May 2017, 06:09
Pamellivilin wrote:
even so. At the expense of pineapple, I read that this fruit is not heavy for the body. If a person is on a diet, he can consume an unlimited amount of it


Where did you read that? Interested to see the evidence behind unlimited fruit.

It would be at odds with my personal experience. I put on weight eating over a certain amount of calories - doesn't seem to matter where those calories come from and I've definitely put on due to eating a lot of cherries (I got given a giant case of them and gorged for a couple of weeks! The results were not ideal!).
Pamellivilin

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Posted: 16 May 2017, 10:00
It was an internet resource. Most likely it was not true.
Pamellivilin

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Posted: 08 Apr 2020, 09:15
Pamellivilin wrote:
It was an internet resource. Most likely it was not true.

Book review assignment on How to Survive in High School. I bought this book only because of Lele, I did not even read what it was about. I just needed her because of Lele. I was not even sure that I would read it since I assumed that the book was just talking about how to make bloggers video to become popular or something like that. This topic is not interesting to me at all. But what is my surprise when I start reading this book out of boredom and understand that these are not “secrets about how to become a popular blogger” but just an ordinary teenage story is written in a primitive, easy and very fun way. I read it in one sitting and laughed plenty. In general, it is dedicated to all lovers of ordinary teenage light novels.
Pamellivilin

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Posted: 08 Apr 2020, 09:17
Over the past few years, nutritionists and wellness influencers have declared a real war on sugar. Indeed, added sugar provides the body with calories but has minimal nutritional value. In the future, this can affect metabolism, lead to excess weight and disease. Most people abuse sweets, while others try to control this attachment. We found out how much sugar can be consumed without harm to health and body.



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