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Myfitness pal

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by pms543, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. pms543

    pms543 · Well-Known Member

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    I have just downlaoded the App on my samsung s5 to start using to watch my carb intake.

    Just not sure what ratio to set re carbs, protein and fats - guess I want to low carb perhaps starting at around 60g a day

    Anybody using this app already and can help? thanks
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Hi,

    What I did was enter several days food into the app.
    That gave me a baseline of what I had been doing.

    Then I tweaked the ratios until I came up with a balance that I felt was sustainable.

    One thing worth doing when you are dealing with my fitness pal - check that the foods you select from the database actually have the correct nutrients entered into them.

    Most of the entries have been created by members of the public, and they often just put fat and calories into the fields. So make sure each entry you use has fat, protein and carbs entered - plus calories, if you want to track them too.

    Hope that helps!
     
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  3. pms543

    pms543 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that! Tip appreciated too
     
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    Andy Aero Type 2 · Newbie

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    I find it more useful to input your own intake rather than select from the database. If a product has a barcode then scan that and put it in, if you're making your own meal do it and save it to recipes for future use. It takes a while to get a good database built up for yourself but if you eat fairly regular meals (ie thurs night spag bol night) then it can work well.
     
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  5. bluejeans98

    bluejeans98 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great app, Link it to Endemondo for your exercise, Also download Glucose Buddy to keep track of your BG readings.
     
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    s_k_s Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The app is good but they really should control the rubbish food data that some people load. It compromises the quality of the app. They should restrict the loading of the food data.
     
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