Thanks for all the replies/suggestions/
comments on my last blog, seems same results for other folks
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
As you know from my last blog, I have a bone to pick here.
I got lots of replies and ideas as to what may be happening with the calorie and nutrition count difference, I am also going to contact SparkPeople and see what they think, thanks to the info. I got from Sandy (thx. Sandy!)
Someone asked me if the serving sizes were the same, yep they were. Someone else suggested that it may be the same products, but different brands, Hummm, that's worth thinkin' about, neither show any brand name at all, but the ingredients don't appear to be something that a different brand name would be a difference in, especially to this huge degree anyway so I expect this should not be an issue (?)
Yet another mentioned that most of the foods entered by Spark members themselves have incorrect info and actually sited an example of someone she had found who listed 8 oz milk provides 300% of the daily requirement of calcium (in what world would that be I wonder?!) I think they may have meant to put in 30%, not 300%, however this is a massive error some people may be using for their own tracking. When I checked out non fat (skim) milk (NutritionData.com), it showed 30.1%
Anyway, lots to consider, I think I will do my own calculations from here forward, I trust myself more than I do Spark's count at this point .... I prefer and will go from ingredients/calorie and nutrition info. listed on the packages/other reliable sites, then will enter it all seperately myself to come up with what I believe would provide a more accurate count of what I am eating. I did this with the recipe I sited as the example and found the listing of the info on the recipe site was far more accurate than the one on this site!
I am very disappointed, and a little peeved that the foods listed by Sparkers would be incorrect, and why is this info not reviewed by someone at SparkPeople before they allow them to be universal foods for all of us to use, unaware of HUGE differences. I apologize if I sound mean or upset but this is what lots of us use to monitor our eating and why have it if it is incorrect?
It seems to me that this should be a "Report Inappropriate Comment" on this website we are encouraged to use (??)
Any other thoughts, opinions &/or ideas out there perhaps? THANKS FOR LISTENING (READING) MY RANT ... I appreciate it more than you all know! ..........
P.S. After posting this blog, I read a few posts and ideas from others via email and my posting on website as new topic and the replies I received and I have been asked to list the ingredients so they could check it out as well, so here you all are (6 servings) ....
1 lb. Italian sausage meat
1 cup salsa (Tostito medium)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 light Miracle Whip (yes, listed by name brand, and as light)
2 T. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
2 cups crushed tortilla chips (Tostito)
8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese (medium)