On your nutrition tracker page, there's a link near the top to "change nutrition goals". Clicking that link takes you to a page where you can add any of dozens of nutrients for your nutrition tracker to calculate. Examples are calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, potassium, glucose, sucrose. The additional nutrients show in the chart at the bottom of your nutrition tracker page and help you watch your daily intake.
Knowing something about psychology, I know it's important to get correct proportions of sodium, potassium, and calcium for proper brain function - and body. I started tracking those nutrients and am amazed at how out of proportion my intake was. Eye-opening! At least knowledge is power!
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Use the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.... it's what the industry uses for "official" nutrition info and you can have it report the nutrition for the EXACT serving size you're using (the default is to report in a 100g basis.)
Google search for "USDA Nutrient Database" (not sure if they let you put links in here)
In addition to tracking calories, fat, carbs, and protein... keep track of your sodium intake too. It's very easy to stay within your calorie range but majorly exceed your recommended daily sodium allowance. By monitoring this, I have doubled the amount of weight I have lost in half the time!
SparkPeople's Nutrition tracking doesn't automatically track sodium, but you can add this by clicking "Change my nutrition goals" on your nutrition page, and then choosing "Add another nutrient to track."
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