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October 2, 2012 8:32 PM
Hi,

I joined MFP two years ago. When i did, i discovered that all the calorie counting in each meal could not be translated into kilojoules. I live in Australia and all of my food is in kilojoules! So i left MFP 2 years ago for that reason. This come to the present day where I'm back again....and STILL there is no kilojoule function!

It's very frustrating to see this, because calories are not a measure i'm familiar with. If MFP wants to branch out to other countries who do not use calories!
HURRY UP MFP
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October 3, 2012 4:44 PM
Yeah, being in NZ we've moved to modern measurement systems as well.

Complicates it a bit to work out what is each serve if you also have to do the conversion., it puts it into the "I'll do that tomorrow" basket ... .. which I'm sure many can relate to that not actually getting done.

Lots of good stuff here, but being able to use Kilojoules should be a priority in development.
October 3, 2012 4:46 PM
Stil waiting here too.. You would think that this would be a simple thing to add??!!
October 3, 2012 4:49 PM
Hiya...I was just coming on to ask about a kilojoules function and found this. Darn it! It is really annoying having to keep converting back and forth.
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October 3, 2012 4:50 PM
I hear it is set to be added right after the US switches to the metric system
October 3, 2012 4:51 PM
Grow up. Learn to use simple maths. I'm in Australia and it's not that hard. Takes about 10 seconds. 4.2 kilojoules in a calorie, thus 420 kilojoules = 100 calories. It's simple, use a calculator if you need to. Also, kilojoule is not an 'old measurement' and calories is not a 'new measurement' they are different units of the same thing, like centimetres and metres. Learn.
October 3, 2012 4:51 PM
I'm in Australia and I don't use Kilojoules, I hate it when food labels only have the kj on them because I then have to calculate back to calories.

I've always used calories, for almost 30 years of being weight conscious. I don't quite understand when kj became the norm.
October 3, 2012 4:53 PM
There is sometimes a conversion program on your cellphone, you can use it to convert money, So I'm thinking maybe you can use it to convert Kj to Callove
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October 3, 2012 7:57 PM
I would have thought it would be a very simple thing for "MyFitnessPal" programmers to offer kilojoules as an option. Surely a Kj option where it just automatically takes the total calorie amount and multiplies it by 4.18 would not be that difficult.
All food packaging in Australia lists foods in kilojoules. Having to manually divide everything by 4.18 is a time consuming frustrating thing to do.
Does anyone know what other similar programs we could use instead of this one?
Thanks
October 3, 2012 8:00 PM
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/help/faq/267-do-you-plan-to-support-the-metric-system-fully
  3335912
October 3, 2012 8:08 PM
QUOTE:

Grow up. Learn to use simple maths. I'm in Australia and it's not that hard. Takes about 10 seconds. 4.2 kilojoules in a calorie, thus 420 kilojoules = 100 calories. It's simple, use a calculator if you need to. Also, kilojoule is not an 'old measurement' and calories is not a 'new measurement' they are different units of the same thing, like centimetres and metres. Learn.



It would be nice to make things quicker and easier with a kilojoules option.
Edited by msbunnie68 On October 3, 2012 8:12 PM
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October 3, 2012 8:54 PM
I am a member of CalorieKing Australia but I decided to go with the diary here instead as it's more user friendly in a lot of ways.
October 3, 2012 8:58 PM
http://www.unit-conversion.info/energy.html


my elliptical gives me kj so I've been converting this for a long time, now, I have a cheat sheet taped to my machine... :)
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October 4, 2012 4:22 PM
Just remember anything an exercise machine gives you as calories burned isn't likely to be very accurate, as they don't take into account your full stats - a heart rate monitor is a much better way to calculate calories burned if you plan to eat them back (like I do).
October 10, 2012 8:46 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Grow up. Learn to use simple maths. I'm in Australia and it's not that hard. Takes about 10 seconds. 4.2 kilojoules in a calorie, thus 420 kilojoules = 100 calories. It's simple, use a calculator if you need to. Also, kilojoule is not an 'old measurement' and calories is not a 'new measurement' they are different units of the same thing, like centimetres and metres. Learn.



It would be nice to make things quicker and easier with a kilojoules option.


Yes. agreed. It would be a lot easier for a computer program to have a simple function like converting 1 calorie to 4.2 kilojoules rather than having to take out a calculator from my back pocket everytime I ate something. I do in fact roughly estimate what i eat in calories by dividing everything by 4, but it's not extremely accurate, and if i'm on the go, I'm not going to be bothered.

To the lady who told me to grow up...I do use maths....but wouldn't you agree that it would be easier to have a kilojoule function? and who said anything about kilojoules or calories being "old" or "new"?
Edited by yummychickenlegs On October 10, 2012 8:46 PM
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