I check the nutritional info before adding foods a lot more than I used to. I've gotten really good at it. I don't really rely on the fitbit numbers, it just bugs me to see "You've eaten 2300 of 1700 calories! It's bad enough they keep trying to tell me to eat 1700 calories. I haven't usually logged my water consumption over their either.
Though I have to say, if logging at fit bit and then moving it to spark was possible, I might try it because I actually really like the logging interface, oddly, and the memory for most added foods. But I have all my groupings and favorites over here, and I know it's quirks.
It ends up okay for me if I spend a minute or two correcting things.
If I enter a mistaken quantity on Spark, in the long run it is actually easier to fix if I enter it again correctly rather than edit the incorrect entry on Spark. The new entry is always added to my fitbit log. A changed entry is never updated.
Later in the day (or when I think of it) I look at my fitbit log and delete any extra entries. If I am on top of it, I just do it immediately while it is fresh in my memory since the sync seems to be pretty much immediate for me. Then I also move any foods that were logged to the wrong category on fitbit--I noticed any snack is logged to the category "anytime" but the breakfast, lunch and dinner log to the correct place (if you don't know, you can drag and drop the entries to the correct place in fitbit so it is pretty quick and easy). It usually only takes less than a minute to get them to match. If I made no errors or changes I just leave it as it.
I have tried deleting everything from fitbit then "resending" after the day is done. That does result in accurate logging --other than snacks being classed as "anytime" (if that matters to you). But, that method is more time consuming than just deleting one or two extra entries in the fitbit log. I uusally log as I go though, perhaps for people that pre-log a whole day then change a lot it might be easier to delete everything in the fitbit log and resend.
I was frustrated by this at first but now that I know it's not correct I just wait until my SP tracking is complete, delete every food from that day on FB, then hit the sync button in SP. I just wish FB had the option to delete entire meals instead of having to select every single item. Even better would be the ability to turn off the autosync from SP to FB.
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It does not work correctly from an iphone or ipad or if you use the old pop up version to add food. You have to use the new add food option. Also, if you incorrectly put something in and delete on SP it does not delete on FB. It is very cloogie.
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It was very frustrating when I first discovered SP/FB didn't sync correctly when it came to tracking of food. I also noticed changes made on SP food tracker are not reflected on FB food log. I may or may not watch my food log on FB but I do watch and make sure it's correct on SP. It is Frustrating! But as long as my SP numbers are correct. I only watch FB for my number of steps.
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I know it is unfortunate that they don't update. I find it a little easier, if I know I made a mistake on the food or quantity to just log it again on Spark and delete the incorrect entry. Then I go to fitbit and delete the incorrect entries. Usually, at some point towards the end of the day I just take a quick peek at my fitbit log and delete or move anything that needs correcting. But try to avoid pushing the "send food to fitbit" button in the food journal--in my experience that only results in double, triple, or worse logging as it sends everything to fitbit again every time it is pushed.
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Any changes made to your SP Food Tracker are NOT synced to FB. You have to delete the entry on FB and then manually enter the food with corrected quantity. If you are deleting a food entry on SP then just do the same on the FB site. Your FB should be automatically syncing foods from the SP site so using the SYNC FOOD TO FB button does not need to be used. To check you setting please click on the following link:
I never use the "send foods to FitBit" button...I just let it sync by itself. I just messed up today and double-posted food, too. I guess the only real solution is to be really careful, and to make sure you remove double posts ASAP so you don't get any surprises later in the day. :) I've also noticed sometimes it takes a few minutes for Fitbit to download the synced food from Sparkpeople, but it always gets there.
I was looking through my FitBit dashboard the other day, and was horrified to see 4500+ calories eaten for some days. I know I don't eat anywhere near that much.
On closer inspection, I noticed that some of the food I had deleted in SparkPeople was still there in FitBit. I had accidentally logged an entire day's food on the wrong day, removed it in SparkPeople, and replaced with the accurate food. FitBit still had every bit of food I had logged, and didn't remove/update properly. I'm not worried this has been going on for a while.
I also tried hitting the "Sync food to FitBit" button, but it still double logs the food, and I have to go back and manually remove stuff. Frustrating.
Anyone else have this happen? What can you do so that FitBit's food record stays up to date with SparkPeople?
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