I track my food on spark because it is easier. The database is much larger. I like to look at my overall nutrition on spark too. I don't sync it to fitbit because I don't see the need for it at this point. I check fitbit daily for my activity stats but I use spark for the rest.
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I'd also track on Spark. The reason I would sync a nutrition tracking app to fitbit is specifically because fitbit's food tracking options are a little lacking. It doesn't have a recipe calculator, nor as large a database, nor all the user submitted foods that Spark has. I also did weight watchers at one point and kept a paper diary. I had good results doing this, but I got to the point as I was closer to goal that I didn't like the emphasis on scale weight (sometimes I would lose inches/size with no weight change or even a small gain) and since it is so easy to track nutrition data online now I find it easier and cheaper just to do it this way. I know some love the support of WW, for me I felt like I was paying to be weighed and to use a secret formula. Whenever I ate something not in the books, I would have to enter the nutrition data in a calculator anyway. Whatever works for you, it is mainly personal preference.
It is very neat! Just remember if you do make a mistake tracking here, you will have to go into Fitbit and delete the wrong entry. I was surprised a couple times when Fitbit said I was over my daily calorie allotment until I figured out it kept everything I entered, whether it was correct or not.....
I also use SP to track food and let the two systems sync themselves during the day. Otherwise if you click on the sync food button, SP will send to FitBit and all the food will be doubled. SP food tracker is so much easier to use than Fitbit site
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I do it on SP and let it sync. most find SP more accurate than FB and also you do not want it double syncing and thereby double counted
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I, as well use SP. if you sync the 2 it transfers over except it doesn't erase mistakes or if you track ahead and change you're mind about what your eating. I did weight watchers for years and I like the calorie count better because if you enter the quantity on here it gives you the calorie content and the daily info of sodium, carbs etc. at the end of the day.
I use Sparkpeople for tracking food. They have a very large database that's easy to add to if you can't find something in it. I haven't messed with the Fitbit one. The foods and calories transfer. I've noticed that the fiber content doesn't show up. So I use SparkPeople for food and let Fitbit track my activity.
Curious about tracking food. I've been doing it on paper (weight watchers points) and am thinking about tracking calories instead. Is it easier to track on fitbit or on spark? I've done spark a few times, so I'm familiar with it somewhat. Also, if you track on spark, do the calories sync to your fitbit?
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