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April 27, 2012 9:37 AM
1. When I'm planning my meals, it would be nice to see the calorie count of an item during the search function rather than having to add it to my food diary in order to see how many calories I'd use if I ate that type of food. Having the calorie count populate in the small box that populates to the right after I select the serving amount would be extremely useful when planning my meals.

2. It seems difficult to find items that weigh in oz. Is there a reason why the measurements are so scattered and different from food item to food item? Very frustrating when I'm weighing my food in oz and I can't find the right entry.
Edited by rmikkelson1 On April 27, 2012 9:38 AM
April 27, 2012 9:39 AM
April 27, 2012 9:40 AM
One thing I found is that when you search the box on the right you can click the little link that says nutrition info. It pulls up another box so you can check it. That's how I check to see if it matches the package I'm looking at before I add it only to find it's not the same and have to delete and start over.
April 27, 2012 9:40 AM
You can see it in the Database without adding it to your diary
April 27, 2012 9:40 AM
When the food choices come up, just click on the nutritional info before you add it to your diary.
April 27, 2012 9:41 AM
You can view nutrition info when searching. After searching and selecting a food, you'll see a blue link "Nutritional Info" just below the name of the food in the box on the right (where you put your quantity and push the add button).

The measurements will vary by food because most are user entered. Some users will specify the weight measurements that are on a food item, but many won't. You'll want to find versions that do, or enter your own with the appropriate measurements that you need.
April 27, 2012 9:43 AM
What the poster above me said...
Edited by onedayillbeamilf On April 27, 2012 9:43 AM
April 27, 2012 9:44 AM
I totally agree!!!!
April 27, 2012 9:46 AM
The measurements are so scattered because it's a user-populated database, and different users (and users from different regions) use different measurements. Unfortunately, there's no real easy way to convert between things like grams and ounces without knowing more properties about the item in question (the conversion requires knowledge of the item's density, because one's a mass measurement, while one's a volume measurement).

It would be nice, though, to have a simple "add measurement type" option that would help consolidate the different measurement types under a single entry, though I suspect that the programming logic behind that is....less than simple.
April 27, 2012 2:49 PM
but on the iphone app, it shows calories when you're selecting the food WITHOUT having to click a "nutritional info" link. Why can't it do that on the website??

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