Make sure you are entering food YOU personally enter in OR the foods that SparkPeople has "ok"d. You can tell because anything another member has entered will say so after the name of the food item.
Use SP for all generic items- milk, eggs, etc. They are more accurate than the labels. Labels go by 5 for calories- which means they may be 3 too high OR 3 too low- and then 1/2 g of fat or 1 g of protein/carbs, which means what is listed as 4.5 ay be 4.7 g fat or what is "1" g of protein is really a half or even 1.4! Also, labels do NOT list every nutrient.
Now then, if there is a prepared food (ie, a Jimmy Dean's breakfast sausage thing), enter the values in yourself, so you know it is as close to accurate as you can be.
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|137 Days since: Binging/Restricting