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Fitday equivilent, but metric?

Post by pdellorto » Sun May 11, 2008 8:53 pm

Folks,

Does anyone know of a food tracker like Fitday that has metric measurements? I decided to give fitday a test drive...but it's maddeningly hard to measure...it always wants "cups" and "tablespoons" and ounces.

I measure everything (when I measure...) in grams. I don't really want to convert to ounces, and then list an approximation of the ounces, and then convert back. If I'm going to do that it'll take just as long to do it by hand.

Does anyone know other free food trackers that accept metric measurements? Something like this:

http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calori ... gcmF3.html

...but free.

Thanks,

Peter

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Post by Ironman » Mon May 12, 2008 3:14 am

Try UK sites. like maybe put .uk in a search engine with whatever you are looking for.

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Post by daniel4738 » Thu May 15, 2008 4:06 am

I would also be interested.

There is a good 'list' of the macronutrients in certain foods here:

http://www.brianmac.co.uk/food.htm

I recently returned to the UK. It was almost impossible to find high fat products in the UK. I couldn't find 10% greek yogurt anywhere.

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Post by pdellorto » Thu May 15, 2008 4:17 am

I'm still dealing with FitDay. It's a useful tool, but damn, I spend so much time trying to add in food. It's geared to US food labels, too. So I add foods and I'm like, okay, 105mg of calcium per 100g....what's the USRDA percentage of calcium it provides per ounce? Ouch, my calculator hurts!

I'll keep looking and see what I turn it. I found one good site but it's not free...

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Post by Manofsteel319 » Thu May 15, 2008 8:29 am

Haha It's so funny that there are different measureing type american and then well the other. HAHA I think we should all go to the same metric? I don't care much. But i guess it sounds better like this in this corner weighing in at 247 lbs......compared to a lower number in kgs? Yea I'd convert. lol

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Post by pdellorto » Thu May 15, 2008 2:18 pm

The mixed systems is interesting, yeah, but common. How many grams of protein are there in a 1 ounce serving of protein powder?

See what I mean? We do it all the time.

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Post by TimD » Thu May 15, 2008 2:24 pm

Yeah, it can be confusing with the grams things. I've noticed that different bands have different serving size scoops. Could be 38 gr, could be 58 or abouts. I just have to look at the labels. Some 20-30 years ago, they were talking about shifting the US over to metric to try and standardize things, but I guess it never happened.
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Post by Manofsteel319 » Thu May 15, 2008 2:29 pm

everyone is afraid of change but sometimes change is needed.

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Post by Ironman » Fri May 16, 2008 12:27 am

There is between 28 and 29 grams in an ounce. Obviously you guys teen years weren't as interesting as mine. :wink:

35 is really fat.......... :grin:

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