Sunday, December 04, 2011
I'm going to make this really simple.
Go to your pantry and pick up 3 or 4 canned items. I just picked up a Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup, Ranch Style Pinto Beans, Amy's OrganicTomato Bisque Soup, Del Monte Summer Crisp Corn..
Look at the labels on Your items. Labels in the US are uniform, per standards set by the FDA.
On the label of any item, you'll see Total Carbohydrates - Under that Dietary Fiber - Under that SUGARS. These are PER Serving.
Cream of Chicken Soup - 1 gm
Pinto Beans 1 gm
Corn 4 gms
Amy's Soup 14 gms!
None of these items are "sweets". All of these items have SUGARS. We don't have to agonize over dextrose, sucrose or glucose, or if all carbs have sugars or not. What I'm looking for is right there in the little box labled SUGARS.
SP Nutrition Info knows this too. Any item here includes SUGARS. You can see that when you look at the Nutrition Info for each item. It's listed just like the labels on products. But when you add the item to a meal, the SUGARS are no where to be found in any summary on the tracker page.
Thank you all so much for worrying over my frustration. I'm going to stop now because I can't believe how many people don't understand this simple problem on SP.
It's really a technical problem about the way SP transfers data from its Nutrition Info and puts it on your Tracker page.
All the info is there. SP knows it. The computer knows it. WE know it when we read the Nutrition Data of each item.
ALL I WANT IS FOR THAT LITTLE BOX LABELED "SUGARS" TO BE TOTALLED ON MY TRACKER.
This is the last I'll say on the subject of trying to track the SUGAR in my diet.
I guess I just thought that a site that focuses on Health and Fitness would give us a Food Tracker that includes grams of sugar in our diet.
I love all things SPARK! It's the best site around. But I still think it's important to track sugars. I'll just continue to add it up on an old piece of paper at the end of every day, since my Tracker won't calculate it.
Have a wonderful week and Watch those grams of sugar!