Pet Peeve about SparkPeople Nutrition Tracking
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Don't get me wrong, I love this site, I love the fact that it's free, and I love what it's done for me, in terms of educating me about nutrition and fitness habits.
But today, I went with my family to Outback, and had a half rack of ribs, which I totally deserved. Came back home, went to track it, and was dismayed when I saw the results. The calorie count seemed outrageous. I decided to do more research, and found calorie counts ranging from 800 to 1700+ on the user-entered nutrition entries, while over at Outback's own website the entree is listed at 670 calories.
Seems like the user-entered items aren't policed, patrolled, validated or double-checked in any meaningful way. I wonder if there's a better solution for that.