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TOPIC: Kilojoule/calorie choice - when is it coming?

 
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November 13, 2012 8:08 PM
MFP, when will we be able to choose between logging kilojoules or logging calories? I cannot understand why it hasn't already been done. All that would need to happen is that if something is in calories (kilocalories to be precise), it is divided by 4.184 to get kilojoules. Any programmer would know that that is insanely simple to implement!

Sincerely, a frustrated Australian computer scientist who uses kilojoules, not calories.
  6489873
November 20, 2012 1:54 PM
Yes!!
I love this app so much and want to continue using it, but having to divide by 4.18 in my head every time i use it is not sustainable. Please consider making this change in the next update. Your Australian fans will be over the moon.
Sincerely, another frustrated Australian who loves myfitnesspal.
November 20, 2012 7:28 PM
I am in australia and to be honest i have never wanted to log kj i find it easier to use the calories. Most of our products have both on the packets anyway.
  3970743
November 20, 2012 7:31 PM
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I am in australia and to be honest i have never wanted to log kj i find it easier to use the calories. Most of our products have both on the packets anyway.

This, except I am in NZ.
The only time i've found it an issue is if I am adding something to the database thats not already in there, but it only takes a second to work out. I think although some countries use kj "officially" most people still think about calories.

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