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I noticed that too. I think that the diet they use is more for normal people and not those that have to watch their carb and sugar intake.
Yes, I understand that. And thankfully, SparkPeople allows me to track my fiber and carbs. However, I still see no option to track my sugars. Why can I not be allowed to track all 3 of these things, since they all go together?
I've read quite a bit of info on low carb diets and in order to actually calculate your net carbs for a food you need to take the total carbs and subtract out any fiber or sugar alcohols since those carbs don't effect your insulin levels. Thats why you notice on the GI diet the foods that are higher in fiber are better for you. It's not just the sugar carbs you need to watch.
Well, if the site is calculating my carbs and factoring in those from both fiber and sugar, then you're right, all I should need to track is the carbs. But I don't think it is doing that. And besides, I'd like to know how much sugar I am taking in each day, just as I'm watching the fiber and carbs (and several other things). If the goal is to regulate my glucose levels, I'd like to see how this diet is affecting my eating habits. If my sugar intake gradually goes down, then I know I am not wanting/craving sugars as much, and that's a very good thing for me.
That aside, you said that sugar is there for me to track, but I don't see it. Can you tell me where I can find it? =/
Edited by: HEYWISHER at: 6/8/2009 (08:48)
sugar is there and you can track it
though why when its carbs that are what spike glucose levels or can spike - as in a carb is a carb from fiber or sugar they both hit the system and the system reacts to it.
Cals Burned for 6 years = 2,359,000
6 years Deficit Total = 1,729,800
Should have lost: 250 to 495 pounds
Actual loss = 139 lbs and 50 inches from core
I'm reading a book about PCOS and how to adjust my diet for Insulin Resistance. I'd really like to be able to track my sugar consumption on this site. It's frustrating because you can log it as part of the nutrition information when you add a food (manually) to your daily log, but I can't seem to find a way where I can see HOW MUCH of it I've consumed in a day. Does anyone know how I can do this? Sure, I can track all sorts of other nutrients, but not sugar (I guess because it's not considered a nutrient?). :(
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