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WISHIWERE SparkPoints: (262)
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7/1/13 11:51 A

How does one get those little scales where it shows what you've lost in bmi, or weight or such below your sign off?

Ah...figured it out~ Thanks again~

Edited by: WISHIWERE at: 7/1/2013 (12:24)
WISHIWERE SparkPoints: (262)
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7/1/13 11:50 A

Thanks Russell, but I'm pretty sure this journey is one I'll be doing without him. He's a trucker and while I've tried to send healthy foods (veggies/fruits and all bran muffins with him), I think it's hard on the road to stick to a low cal/carb diet. It can be done certainly, but I've got to pick my battles and he has to fight his own demons (aka diabetes).

Hopefully when he retires in a few years, we'll get the diabetes under control, b/c he will eat better at home IF he doesn't go out and buy chips, buttered popcorn and processed foods :(

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
7/1/13 8:23 A

Counting carbs is a good idea. I started Atkins because of my diabetes, and got off my meds one year later. Been off them for 3 years now, and my A1C is 5.3.

Hope it helps your husband get his diabetes under control. For eggs, just count .6 per egg for carbs.

BLBST36 Posts: 351
7/1/13 7:34 A

When I cook eggs, I enter the raw nutrition, then add the extras, like butter or ham and cheese. There should be an entry for raw eggs.

The scrambled eggs or cooked eggs, I would only use when I don't have control over how they are cooked, like in a diner or something.

Edited by: BLBST36 at: 7/1/2013 (08:23)
WISHIWERE SparkPoints: (262)
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6/30/13 10:51 P

Thank you Russell and Edith~ :) Learning curve is curvy than I expected. I've never counted calories, just carbs for my hubby for his diabetes, so this is all foreign to me. I'm trying to learn as I go :D

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
6/30/13 12:49 P

It is easier to just count the butter/oil, and eggs separately. A large egg has 5 g fat, and 6 g protein.Servings also count. A spritz of oil may have 0 grams of fat, but in reality it is maybe .6 grams, so they determine that you use 3 sprays to fry the egg, and you got 1.8 + 5 = 6.8, and they round up to 7. Remember that everything is rounded out, and if it is less than 1/2 a gram, they list it as 0, but multiple servings add up to actual whole grams.

Sprays are inaccurate also. You may just want to use a tsp. of the olive oil, and a large egg. Then you just put that into your tracker, and it will give you the totals.

EMAVERICK Posts: 7,229
6/30/13 12:48 P

I start with a hard boiled egg, and then estimate the amount of fat that was used in cooking separately. The different types of eggs are more useful when estimating how many calories an egg from a restaraunt might have in it.

This is a useful technique for meats as well--take a basic measurement from the list and add the other ingredients you know from your cooking it separately.

WISHIWERE SparkPoints: (262)
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6/30/13 11:16 A

I was entering eggs I had for breakfast and notice there are a lot of different ways to enter this simple food. An egg all by itself fried in a pan with light olive oil spray is worth how many calories, fat and proteins? I just don't get how one can read as 0 all and another as 7 fat and 5 protein?

Can someone help me understand this please?

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