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12/5/10 4:49 P

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Thanks for your input.


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11/12/10 9:51 P

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SPARKYEG - you are correct that your original calculation was way off.

CHELLESDOINGR8's easy way is easier
but if you want to get more data....

That 56 grams is total for all fats.
You can also expand your nutrition tracker to give you the breakdown of the fats between saturated fats and unsaturated fats (poly- and mono-).
On NutritionTracker, click on the "change nutrion goals" which will bring up the nutrition setup page. There you can add all the other NUTRIENTS you might wish to track.

Note: Your stats with regard to total fats and saturated fats will be complete as in USA those numbers are required to be on the label. Your stats for (mono- & poly-) unsaturated fats will be incomplete as this data is often not supplied so it may be missing from the database for many foods.

Using the "complete" stats pieces, aim for:
your total fats being in good range
AND your saturated fats being reasonably low
(AND avoiding trans fat foods).
This will mean that your "good fats" are where they should be even if they don't always show up in the numbers.

Hope that makes sense I'm a little tired and the brain fog seems to be setting in. Catch ya later -

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11/11/10 2:16 P

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There is an easier way ladies!!! If you go to your Spark point page to goals...click on that...you will see under the Flat Belly Team "A MUFA At Every Meal"...you will see a + in orange for each day...click on the + and you will be able to track how many times you had MUFA at your meals up to four times a day!!! emoticon

Don't forget you have to join the goals on the Flat Belly Diet Team...it's easy too...go to the teams page and add the goals!!!

Cheers!!

Edited by: CHELLESDOINGR8 at: 11/11/2010 (14:17)
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11/10/10 1:56 P

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I think my conversion calculator was wrong.

There are 9 calories in one gram of fat. So 560 calories divided by 9 would be 62 grams per day. I'll set my nutrition tracker range to 56-62g.

Hope this helps.

Sarah in Austin, TX


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11/9/10 5:24 P

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I don't know either but I would very much like to know how to track MUFA's on Spark. Can anyone help us? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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11/9/10 2:18 P

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I added MUFAs to my nutrition tracker, but it measures them in number of grams per day.

So 35 percent of a 1600-calorie day means 560 calories on MUFAs -- that's between 2 and 3 grams. I logged a super-clean eating day and came in at 8g MUFAs. I can only imagine what a non-clean eating day will look like!

Does anyone have a better way to calculate the number of grams of MUFAs per day on your nutrition tracker? I meant to check my book when I got home last night but forgot. TIA.

–Sarah

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