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November 4, 2012 8:24 AM
I put Cooked Green Lentils on my food diary and the website says that it has a 0 Iron.
I find that hard to believe- green lentils are a great source of iron!!
I hope there aren't too many other misleading nutritional information.

Thanks!
November 4, 2012 11:51 AM
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/help/faq/80-where-does-myfitnesspal-get-its-food-data

A loarge number of food items are entered by other users so there's no real guarantee that the information is accurate. You have to take the time to confirm what you log is accurate. Unfortunately, that's what happens when the site is free...so let's not get too upset about it...I like FREE! bigsmile

If you encounter items that are incorrect, you can notify MFP and change the nutritional details. When you select the food from the database, there is a blue link on the right called NUTRITION INFORMATION. Click that and it will ask if it's correct. Say NO and then edit the entry.
  2487253
November 5, 2012 9:35 PM
Thanks for your reply!
I am new (obviously) :) so I am still learning about the site.
And, yes, free is always excellent!

I have another question- maybe you can answer it...

After I log in my exercise, it says that I have earned the amount of calories that I burned. It seems silly to exercise and then come home and eat everything I just burned off...
Any tips?

Thanks again..
November 7, 2012 4:50 AM
you are right so i look at it like this you got your exercise in for that day
November 8, 2012 8:54 AM
QUOTE:

Thanks for your reply!
I am new (obviously) :) so I am still learning about the site.
And, yes, free is always excellent!

I have another question- maybe you can answer it...

After I log in my exercise, it says that I have earned the amount of calories that I burned. It seems silly to exercise and then come home and eat everything I just burned off...
Any tips?

Thanks again..

MFP already puts you at a calorie deficit when you plug in your goals (for example, if your goal is to lose a pound a week, and your daily calorie need is 1700, MFP will set your goal to 1200). Working out means you can eat more and still be at that same calorie deficit if you are logging all your food correctly and still lose the weight just as fast! It can definitely be a motivator to work out when it allows you to eat more =)
November 8, 2012 9:19 AM
QUOTE:

MFP already puts you at a calorie deficit when you plug in your goals (for example, if your goal is to lose a pound a week, and your daily calorie need is 1700, MFP will set your goal to 1200). Working out means you can eat more and still be at that same calorie deficit if you are logging all your food correctly and still lose the weight just as fast! It can definitely be a motivator to work out when it allows you to eat more =)


Yup, this is right. Thinking you need to starve yourself, avoid "bad" foods and work out like a fiend to lose weight are all old diet industry myths. If your calorie deficit is too high, your body will not be as willing to give up it's food stores so you may lose weight initially just due to the changes made but eventually, if you're not eating enough, your weight loss will slow/stop. Better to properly fuel/feed your body with good foods.
  5367199
November 14, 2012 12:38 PM
I guess that it my problem then because I log everything! Even if I had 1/2 a pecan nut, I log it. However, I can't seem to go over the 1,200 calorie per day (whether I work out or not) I am not starving myself, I eat plenty, I just like to eat very healthy things. I have not changed my diet since starting the site, though it has made me more aware, and I have pretty much been a constant weight for 2 years.. Since,joining the site, I have been exercising much more frequently, so hopefully I will see some changes soon!

Thanks..

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