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    SALLYANNE0852   12,332
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sodium and the food tracker

Saturday, January 12, 2013

ok so when i enter my food in the food tracker, on the main menu it shows me calories, carbs, etc for each entry ................but i want to track sodium for each particular food. I was really alarmed to see at the end of the day , on the bottom, on the additional nutrients that i had gone over by one thousand the number of sodium i should have in a day but i don't know on which foods.............. and the only processed food i had was almond butter......... is there a way to add sodium to the main menu so we can see how much sodium is in each food we add ?

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SALLYANNE0852 2/4/2013 8:33PM

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SINGLEGAL3 2/3/2013 6:09PM

    Sally -

I was at the point where you are finding yourself, and now when I track I scroll down to the bottom of the page where it shows all the nutrients to see how high I'm getting in sodium and how much it raised with the last food. I'm not one to use the salt shaker, but have found that I must not have a clear grasp on what foods are salty....

Good luck!

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JEWELY_ROADS 2/3/2013 5:56PM

    Oh Sally I just learned something new, thank you!

Okay, I just added sodium to my nutrients and if you want to see it broken down per food item scroll you food tracker page and choose... SEE TODAY'S FULL REPORT And voila it's right there!

Ps. just a note, hopefully this isn't true for sodium as it is with vitamin A, it would show excessive amounts of "A" when I was eating really healthy and there SP chats about it that said not to worry.

I hope I've been helpful. Cheers, Julia

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JILL313 1/13/2013 4:10PM

    Hi Sally, I do use the food Tracker but I look at the overall sodium level for the entire day. I think when you put a food item in that you've eaten that it does show to the right the sodium for that food you ate, but I'm not 100% sure. I'll have to check on my Tracker later on and try to remember to let you know. It's great you're using the food Tracker as it is key to letting us know how many calories and nutrients we are getting. I have a hard time staying with my sodium range as too often I go over it. Take good care.



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