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5/23/12 10:21 P
As some have noted, listing things like potassium, magnesium, etc. aren't a requirement so many foods don't list them. So I have read that a rule of thumb is that if you do track it, getting around 75% of the minimum is probably pretty close to what is needed. But, I still take a potassium pill and my multi-vitamin pill is high in magnesium does pretty good for me. Since that particular vitamin pill is rather expensive, I may end up getting a cheaper one and then just adding magnesium on the side.
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5/23/12 9:52 P
Thank you all for the information. Wow, I can't believe someone actually responded to my message. I have posted messages on message boards in the past and never got a response. To the wonderful people that responded and helped me Thank You So much. I did not have a good day today. I have a lot on my plate and I have deadlines to meet. I didn't eat as healthy as I would have liked to but I didn't go over my calories. I am going to take care of some business and plan on doing better tomorrow. Thanks again for the support.
5/23/12 4:44 P
thanks for posting that link
5/23/12 9:16 A
As others have stated you can manually add a vitamin as a "food" to your nutrition tracker.
Here are several links to foods high in potassium:
The RDA is 4,700MG of potassium. The average American gets less than 1/2 of that. Eat more fruits and veggies to get potassium. People who consume more potassium and less sodium have less thickening of the heart muscle.
5/22/12 11:14 P
You can add vitamins just like you add food.
You may not need to add a potassium supplement...most people get more than they think as there is not a requirement to list it on packaging.
5/22/12 10:42 P
Vitamins can be found in the food tracker as well as 'regular' food. Find the ones you take daily, add to favorites then create a 'group'. Once you've created your food group it's one button to add all to your daily tracker.
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5/22/12 9:43 P
I am on my second day of a new lifestyle and so far so good. I managed to eat less calories today but I need to increase my Potassium. My problem that I need help in is Vitamins. I am taking three vitamins a day but I don't see anywhere on the website where I can track the vitamins. I work in Child Care and I am busy all day and I get home late so the vitamins I take, help fill in what my body is lacking. If anyone has the answer, I would appreciate it.