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Old 05-14-2007, 12:04 PM   #1
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I know at least one other person on these boards uses the FitDay website. I've poked around on it a little bit and really like what it does, but I was wondering if anyone had any idea of how accurate its numbers are? It purports to have info on every food and activity known to man, and although I know not to trust in it absolutely, I'm wondering how close it even comes as an estimate? Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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Hi, Bin

I've used fitday for about a year now and have found that is can be quite off. What worked best for me was to enter in all of the foods I eat regularly into the custom food section. It takes time upfront, however now that everything is entered it takes me about 3 min per day to log my food, and I know it is accurate.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:29 PM   #3
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For info on things like produce, where do you get your info then?
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:53 AM   #4
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For that I use whatever fitday pulls up. Anything packaged I enter in myself.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:56 AM   #5
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Oh I've also put recipes in there you can search for ingredients on www.nutritiondata.com (work/family safe)and store them in your pantry. Then you can select desired ingredients and make your recipe. Then take the info from the recipe and put it into fitday.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:16 AM   #6
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I've been using it for a couple of months, and I really find it beneficial. Previously I'd been recording all my food in a notebook and entering it into a homemade spreadsheet with numbers from www.calorieking.com (wfs).

I think FitDay's numbers on foods seem okay for the most part, but I'm not convinced about their caloric requirements, basic metabolic rates and such. I generally figure that out with equations from other sources and just use FitDay to make sure I'm within my nutritional goals. I also use the journal as a backup for my exercise posts on CrossFit.

One thing I wish FitDay had is a body fat tracker.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:14 PM   #7
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sweet link, thanks!
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:41 PM   #8
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I used it for a month and found it useful to determine I was not getting enough magnesium and zinc.
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