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June 8, 2012 1:10 AM
Hi,
I would like to suggest that the fourth macronutrient (alcohol) be added to the pie graphs on the smart phone ap!
I really love the pie graphs, they are very useful in planning and evaluating consumption, but in reality, if you consume alcohol it is misleading. Consuming alcohol reduces the % of total energy from the other marcos and the pie graph should show that.
This is particularly important for those on a hypocaloric diet, where some or all macronutrients are already being restricted and possibly at risk of being undereaten!
It is important to remember that the distribution of macronutrients is not just an important way of making weight loss easier (eg: increasing satiety and reducing appetite) but the recommendations are set to make sure we are getting enough vitamins, minerals and other nutrient too! Therefore, the more accurate the better.
Including % of energy from alcohol could be quite eye-opening and may influence to make healthier choices, which are linked to long term weight loss success...
June 15, 2012 10:00 AM
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This would be super useful

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