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5/20/11 12:44 P

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Mimi,
emoticon Even the most savvy label reader won't be given the entire picture. There are so many ways they attempt to deceive us. They are good at it too, even when we attempt to be careful. The more information we have the better prepared we are to make the best choices. Good for you branching out and trying the tracker. It is much more user friendly than when I began Spark. I think I did most of my tracking elsewhere, and limited my Sparking. That is something I regret. It is more work, but as you say worth it.
I hope as you become accutomed to it, you will find it easier to see that big picture which is so important. emoticon
Have a wonderful day!

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,175
5/20/11 8:34 A

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Teresa

Nice to know that you're one of the lucky ones. Keep up your great observasion of different nutrients and exercise, as you already do so well.

I'm not a computer person, but I'll try, little by little to use SparkPeople nutrition journal.
To me it is very important to know that I use the recomended daily number of carbs, mg. of sodium, fat g, cholesterol..etc...I do watch labels well but that's not enough and it doesn't tell me my total daily intake
Time to get familiar with SparkPeople nutrition.

As much as it is important to track what we eat (either by points or calories or exchanges), the missing part is the daily total intake of the above.

More work, but worth it.

Because I don't count points now, I have the time to use Spark People nutrition journal.



Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 5/20/2011 (08:36)
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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,799
5/19/11 9:57 P

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Mimi,
You are correct about the correlation between obesity and dibetes. It is possible through diet and exercise to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. So far, I have been one of the lucky ones.
I definitely agree with you about the empahsis Spark puts on balancing nutrition. They are leaders in the latest on health issues. Watching the intake of various nutrients is beneficial to all whether or not they have any health concerns. emoticon emoticon

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,175
5/19/11 9:12 P

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Well said, Teresa

I think that obesity can lead to Diabetic. Am I correct?
That's why when people lose the weight to where they should be, can reverse it and can be free of diabetic,

With no connection to Diabetics, it is a good idea to watch in addition to Carbs also sugar, cholesterol, sodium and more... I applaud SparkPeople for their nutrition plan.

Have a wonderful evening


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5/19/11 4:48 P

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Mimi,
I happen to be well aware of the high sugar content in grapes, and many other fruits, unfortunately. emoticon I learned early that I was not even able to eat a full diabetic portion without my sugar levels increasing greatly.
If you are familiar with the glycemic index you will note some of the higher carb fruits.
Many of my favorites happen to top the list. Grapes, Peaches, Pineapple to name a few.
You have indeed reminded us of something very important. Even though a food is healthy, it can be high in natural sugars and other nutrients. That is one reason portions are determined on certain criteria. This helps balance the total picture. For most, this is not a major problem (although too much of even a good thing isn't the best thing on a routine basis), however, those with certain nutritional challenges need to be aware of what they are actually consuming.
So important to be aware. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MONGO2TEN's Photo MONGO2TEN Posts: 10,877
5/19/11 3:02 P

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I didn't. I love grapes:)

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5/19/11 1:37 P

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No I didn't . Now I do! No wonder I like them so much!

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,175
5/19/11 1:22 P

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.....that there are 15 grams of Carbohydrates in 8 (eight) grapes?

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