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PAUL663 Posts: 9
1/24/18 4:30 P

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A follow on reply purely to try to help anyone that has a similar need to drill into individual nutrient information.

I actually found that you can view the nutrient for the day in a format which allows you to identify good/bad foods on a per nutrient basis.

When viewing the Food log scroll to the bottom of the screen and under Reports select 'More Reports'. From there select 'Daily Nutrition Report'. It shows you all foods for the given date and displays columns for each nutrient. Makes it easy to spot where your sudden spike in Sodium etc came from.

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1/24/18 10:15 A

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Ah, I understand what you mean now. Thanks for explaining. I will pass along that suggestion as well.

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1/24/18 9:36 A

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Many thanks Jen. I tried this but I think it solves a different issue than mine.

When I open the Nutrition Report I have the ability to see top ranked foods for calories, fat, protein, carbs i.e. the worst offenders etc. However, I would also like to see top ranked foods for Sodium and potentially also Potassium or maybe others. I am unable to add them using your suggestion above as they are already part of the nutrition report. The problem is that there is no ability to see them ranked. I only get to see the daily total for each and no ranking of top sodium foods for example. Another example, the other day my Vitamin A was 400% of RDI and I was curious as to what it was I ate that contributed so much to Viatmin A. Unfortunately, I had no way to find out other than literally going through each food and looking at its nutrients. I hope I am communicating the request properly.

I suspect this is a feature that would be of use to anyone with a specific nutrition diet (low sodium - I am sure this is a big one, high calcium etc), as opposed to simply counting calories, in helping them determine the foods that are impacting their daily number the most.

Many thanks again,
Paul

Edited by: PAUL663 at: 1/24/2018 (09:37)
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1/24/18 9:22 A

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Thanks for the suggestions! I will pass them along to our team.

If you click on Edit Nutrition Goals at the bottom of your Nutrition Tracker, then add additional nutrients to track, I think you'll be able to see the detail you're looking for. After those are added, click Today's Full Report on the lower left of your tracker and then you'll get a breakdown of those nutrients by food.

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"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
PAUL663 Posts: 9
1/24/18 7:59 A

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A couple of suggestions for improvements/features for SP after using it this past two weeks...

1. I notice that when I go to track my food each morning the website/app thinks I am still adding to the prior meal I added to. So, it assumes I am adding to my Dinner (from the prior evening). It would be nice if the site/app could be a little more intelligent in seeing that the time is the next day AND 6AM and switch to auto-switch to breakfast. The number of times I have mistakenly added an egg white omelet to my dinner and had to delete/re-add to breakfast.

2. I have CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) and have to be very mindful of my intake of certain nutrients. For example, Sodium. Potassium, Protein are massively important with CKD. The nutrition report shows my highest ranked foods for Calories, Carbs, Fat and Protein but I would really like to see this extended to other nutrients. Seeing that my Potassium intake is high on a given day is fine but I have no way to see WHICH food caused that, other than looking at each food in turn.

On this same topic it is very frustrating that some members add/share foods but only input the calories and not the other nutrients. I am guessing that they only count calories and so have no concern for the other nutrients. This results in 5-6 listings for the identical food but with 4-5 of them showing nothing more than calories which makes them incomplete in my view. I would suggest that there be some need to input protein, fat, carbs, sodium etc before a food can be shared with the community.

Just my 0.02

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