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July 6, 2012 8:03 PM
I primarily use the web interface, although I have the app on my dated iPhone 3G. I would like to have more than the 5+1 columns for displaying totals/goal/remaining.

For example, I typically monitor calories, carbs, fat, protein, saturated fat, and sugar. I would also like to see fiber, omega 3s, omega 6s, and a variety of vitamins and minerals.

It would also be great if we could define our own formula-driven parameters based on the other data, like a ratio of saturated to unsaturated fat, or percentage of carbs from sugar.

On the iPhone app side, when looking at the pic chart of the day's calorie breakdown, it would be cool if you could zoom in to the "fats" slice and see the breakdown of saturated/unsaturated. For carbs it could show fiber (soluble and insoluble breakdown would be even better), sugar, and "other". The proteins could be broken down to essential and non-essential amino acids, but I'm not sure if the database is tracking amino acids, so this might be further out.

Anyways, as an engineer I crave flexibility with how my data is presented. I think these changes would be beneficial for people who really want to get into understanding the quality of the foods they eat.

Thanks and keep up the good work!
July 29, 2012 10:42 AM
Bumping this back up...

I was recently using nutritiondata.self.com to verify some info against MFP and it really stood out how great the ND site is at displaying all the info. I signed up for an account and was thinking of switching over completely, but when I went to enter brand-specific foods, their database came up well short of what I find here.

So... I will continue to use MFP, but I am very eager to get more flexibility in the breadth and depth of data presented.

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