0
 
Author: Sorting First Post on Top ↑ Message:
DIETITIANBECKY's Photo DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,593
1/17/14 10:38 A

SparkPeople Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The sugar listing on a food label is very deceptive. It includes not only the "added sugar" to a food (sugar, syrup, HFCS, honey, etc), but also the sugar that is naturally found in things like fruit, milk, yogurt.
So when you are eating strawberry yogurt, it is really difficult to determine how much of the sugar listed on the label comes naturally from the milk that was used, naturally from the strawberries, or is added with sugar and syrups to make the product sweet.

This USDA listing is great. It breaks it down by foods, so you know exactly the amount of added sugar to the food. It may help with your manual tracking.

www.megaheart.com/pdf/addedsugars.pdf

I hope in the future that the food label sugar listing just includes "added sugar"---this would make it much more meaningful and helpful to the consumer

Becky
Your SP Registered Dietitian

JBALES74's Photo JBALES74 SparkPoints: (2,309)
Fitness Minutes: (429)
Posts: 37
1/17/14 9:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Why can't we track sugar content on the food tracker. I went to the add nutrient to track but did not see sugar listed. I'm trying to watch the amount of sugar I take in. When we add a food we input the grams of sugar for a portion and I can write it on a piece of paper & add it up at the end of the day but that paper sometimes get misplaced by the end of the week.

Keep smiling & never give up
Jan B.


 current weight: 198.0 
 
210
200
190
180
170
SLIMMERKIWI's Photo SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (129,461)
Fitness Minutes: (32,711)
Posts: 21,512
1/16/14 11:12 P



My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You can always enter it into your Nutrition Tracker and then save it in the Groups. Just label it whatever you want to call it. That way if you want to make it again you have the recipe, calories etc. to go with it. If you want to tweak it, it is easy enough to do from there.

That is what I do for everything I make - even cakes, which are worked out to the square inch - LOL!

Kris

Co-Moderator Dealing with Depression
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=953


Team Leader Essential Tremors :-) (Benign and Familial) www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=30225


Co-Leader Crohn's Can't Stop Me
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=17464


I am not a Dr - please check with your qualified Health Professional for a diagnosis and treatment plan


 current weight: 151.0 
 
211
196
181
166
151
KIDZKATZ's Photo KIDZKATZ SparkPoints: (1,676)
Fitness Minutes: (5,488)
Posts: 19
1/16/14 9:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I do not see any option to choose "Smoothie". Can you walk me through it?

It is not in Main Category (I chose Vegetarian)
It is not in Course (Had to choose Drink, but it really isn't a drink. It's a meal.)

Am I approaching it from the wrong angle? I'm new, so need a little hand holding.

Would be nice if there was an "Anytime" under occasion as it is good anytime!

Do or do not.
There is no try. - Yoda

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill


 Pounds lost: 31.8 
 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90
KIDZKATZ's Photo KIDZKATZ SparkPoints: (1,676)
Fitness Minutes: (5,488)
Posts: 19
1/16/14 9:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks. I didn't see that it was an option. I'll check into that and try to edit my recipe.


Do or do not.
There is no try. - Yoda

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill


 Pounds lost: 31.8 
 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90
DIETITIANBECKY's Photo DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,593
1/16/14 7:35 P

SparkPeople Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Drink is the category where your smoothie recipe would go.
Then smoothie would be a sub-category (one type of drink).

Becky
Your SP Dietitian

KIDZKATZ's Photo KIDZKATZ SparkPoints: (1,676)
Fitness Minutes: (5,488)
Posts: 19
1/16/14 12:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Where would I send a request/suggestion about Sparkrecipes.com?

I make a lot of smoothies and I LOVE using My Recipes to find out just how much nutrition is in the smoothies I make regularly.

However, when trying to categorize it, I end up calling it a "Drink" for lack of better option.

With the increase in popularity of healthy, home made smoothies as meal replacements, I would like to see it as a category. I like them at all times of the day.

If this is not an appropriate place to put this, please redirect me as I am quite new. Thanks!


Do or do not.
There is no try. - Yoda

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill


 Pounds lost: 31.8 
 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Diet and Nutrition Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
bad food day 7/4/2014 5:38:32 PM
Garcenia Cambogia 7/22/2014 2:09:35 PM
Are there any foods you eat everyday? 8/11/2014 11:13:51 PM
do potatoes count as veggies? 6/13/2014 9:52:38 AM
Eating healthy and acne... 9/9/2014 11:15:26 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=32848064

Review our Community Guidelines





Diet Resources: sunless tanning | tanning cream | fake tanning