You can learn a lot from using the pie charts as well as the nutrient counts.
Cravings seem to be worse if I don't get enough overall calories in the day, and/or if I don't eat enough protein. I'm watching that more, and the pie charts help me see what foods do the most for me. I am also finding it helpful to know which meals were highest in fat, calories, and so on.
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A study, published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that if you drink yogurt with fortified vitamin D you will have better blood sugar control. Also, people who got the fortified yogurt lost an average of two to five pounds during the study, Yogurt contains probiotics, the good bugs that help us digest food, and "there is some evidence that these may also be important in diabetes,
I keep track of my previous 7 days worth of Calories, Fat, Carbs and Protein and "judge" myself on those figures rather then daily. In keeping with Sparkpeople goals and agenda, these figures over time are more important then daily. Too bad they don't add this feature under daily nutrition reports or when running the end of day nutrition report.
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