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I use SP and send the numbers to Bodymedia.
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Ok, thanks. I've read the Bodymedia site gives helpful feedback on your diet (sodium, carbs, vitamin deficiencies) but I guess you can get similar on SP by running reports. I currently use SP for tracking but would switch to BM if people found that more effective.
I also track my food at SparkPeople and then upload the total calories to BodyMedia at the end of the day. Also, I almost always enter my food data myself and then put the data under favorites. So often, when I will verify data someone has put in for an item, the data isn't the same as what I see on the package I'm using. So I'm not surprised that the calorie values come out differently between BodyMedia and SparkPeople.
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Since I started with SparkPeople first and have a lot of foods entered in already, I use the SparkPeople food tracker and just sync the total calories with BodyMedia. I think it's mostly a matter of preference, whether you like tracker here or there better. I've stuck with SP just because it's the easiest for me between the online version and the phone app.
I don't believe you can push the data from BodyMedia to SparkPeople, at least I haven't seen any way to do that. Initially I had a BodyBugg and tried entering foods both places; not worth it to me, and you're right, the calorie values do come out differently from food tracker to food tracker. I try to choose carefully here as many foods are entered by members and may or may not have correct information.
Denise (Half Fanatic #1279) - PDT Time Zone
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I know you can track on Sparkpeople and it will transfer total calorie values (but not actual foods as far as I know) to Bodymedia's site.
Do you track on SP though or Bodymedia? I tried a few samples days and it seemed calorie values came out differently.
Also can you transfer foods from Bodymedia to Sparkpeople?