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Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 14:06
Is there somewhere here or a program on the internet that you can input all the ingredients of an item...say chicken salad....that you have made yourself....and it gives you the breakdown of fat, calories, carbs, etc.? Thanks for the help.

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Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 14:08
You can actually Submit the recipe of the food you are talking about in your Cookbook and it will break down all that stuff for you.
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Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 14:09
When I have to figure out something like that I have to figure out what each ingredient is (labels, internet, etc) and then put it all together. Then I enter the food here as a custom food that I can add to my diet calendar whenever I eat that meal/food combination (ex. taco salad, Ham sandwich, etc). I am sure there might be an easier way but I have not come across it yet.
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Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 19:09
What I did for entering an Atkins MIM was to "borrow" the next day's food journal, enter all the ingredients as Breakfast, then either take down the numbers for entry as a custom food or save it as a favorite meal. For required fields like sodium and cholesterol I just put 0 because I'm not tracking those. I think saving it as a favorite meal might actually give you an accurate label, which you can copy into a custom (I only want to see "Atkins MIM" not a list of ingredients on my entries). It's been a while, but that's what I recall.

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Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 20:31
I use the recipe creator here too. I just don't bother to put down the directions, just the ingredients and then I don't actually submit it for approval. It still saves it for me for next time.

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Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 22:30
I third the recommendation for the recipe creator. I have lots of recipes called "Hoser's such-and-such" (named so as not to collide with public recipes) for things I've made. Since I tend to repeat them with only minor variations I find this useful.

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Posted: 09 Sep 2010, 14:26
I'm new to this site, where do I find the recipe creator?

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Posted: 09 Sep 2010, 14:35
Do you mean a recipe maker or where you track everything you eat? If you want to track what your eating and what it adds up to go to Diet Calender/Enter Food. I don't think it has a recipe creator
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Posted: 09 Sep 2010, 15:01
If you go to 'cookbook' at the top right of your page you can enter recipes there. I do the same thing a Hoser for example I have "my usual dinner salad" in my cookbok so I don't have to enter everything separate everyday. Hope that hepls Smile

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