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BEARCLAW6 SparkPoints: (27,813)
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11/22/12 7:19 A

I agree with LibbyL1. Avoid trans fats like they are poison....because they are. I basically assume that any prepackaged foods from the store have at least some trans fats in them.

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LIBBYL1 Posts: 5,933
11/21/12 10:28 P

I don't track transfats - just try as much as possible to stay away from them. If i am not sure if something includes trans fats just don't have it at all (and I check all labels for additives)

CAH-RD Posts: 992
11/21/12 1:05 P

Trans Fat IS required to be listed on the Nutrition Facts Label. What they DO allow is calling it "Trans Fat Free' if it's less than 0.5 grams per serving. You can also look for "partially hydrogenated..." in the ingredients list and stay away from foods that have that listed. I would definitely track these seperately as trans fats are something you want to stay far away from whereas saturated fat is more acceptable.

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11/20/12 10:47 P

Thank you

THOR777 SparkPoints: (39)
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11/20/12 10:47 P

Thank you

THOR777 SparkPoints: (39)
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11/20/12 10:46 P

Thank you.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
11/20/12 1:45 P

Don't think you can track trans fats since companies do not need to put that info on the label if it is below a certain percentage. But be aware that just because it says no trans fats doesn't necessarily mean no trans fats. It just means that there is not enough for the label to state it.l

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MPLANE37 SparkPoints: (65,234)
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11/20/12 5:40 A

Yes, you can track total fat, total saturated fatty acid, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fats as well as cholesterol. For some of these there is no well established limits, so you need to enter your own limits (e.g. monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fats).

Click on the link "add more nutrients" at the upper right corner just above the title "breakfast" in the nutrition tracker.

Edited by: MPLANE37 at: 11/20/2012 (05:42)
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THOR777 SparkPoints: (39)
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11/19/12 11:22 P

Is there a way to track different fats, like saturated and trans fats? Thank you.

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