View Full Version : Who tracks everything?

03-03-2006, 11:34 PM
I know most track daily cals, protein, fats and carbs. Who here tracks daily sodium, fiber, calcium and things of that nature?

03-04-2006, 12:01 AM
I track fiber. I think I'd go out of my mind trying to track sodium ...

03-04-2006, 12:27 AM
i track whatever fitday does, LOL. I have a pretty good idea of what i need to eat to get all the vitamens that i need per day.

03-04-2006, 01:51 AM
I track calories...protein...carbs...fat...sodium...and fiber. I also track the type of fats I'm eating. Oh and uh...vitamins and minerals and whatnot. Yeah...I'm obsessive compulsive. I also measure everything and put them into containers. OCDs are just wonderful.

03-04-2006, 03:41 AM
I track cals, protein, carbs, fats, and fiber.

03-04-2006, 06:52 AM
I track sodium. I don't pay as much attention to it as I did when I had high blood pressure, though.

03-04-2006, 10:20 AM
i track whatever fitday does, LOL.

same here.

03-04-2006, 07:39 PM
Used to use fitday religiously every single day.

Now I just keep track in my head. I know what I need and I know the content of almost everything I eat. I eat almost the same every day so it's not a huge problem.

I'm also on a bulk so I don't have to be precise but I always hit my protein and kcal targets.

03-05-2006, 12:33 PM
Right now i'm tracking absolutely everything i eat through fitday which does it pretty much all for you. (i have yet to get to the point where i track the ammount of soy sauce or other super low cal condiments i use).

But this is mostly to get a feel for how my body responds to different diets and calorie ranges. Once i figure it out i think i'll be able to do most of it in my head.

03-05-2006, 01:43 PM
Do you guys really input everything into fitday every day?

I kinda made a spreadsheat in microsoft excel, I basically eat the same thing every day so it works pretty well and I dont have to keep putting in the same thing over and over

Why does it seem that fitday's info is different from that of the nutritional value on the boxes of food. Example oatmeal on the box has 150 cals on fitday it has 145

03-05-2006, 02:13 PM
Well there will be slight differences, especially considering different brands but I think we assume in the end that the over and under-estimates kinda cancel each other out.
I've been trying to track everything on fitday but I don't have my laptop right now so it's a bit difficult.

03-05-2006, 03:39 PM
I do my weekly menus on the previous Wednesday or Thursday... I input them into Fitday and have all the numbers right there... I do track calories, fat, fiber, proteins and carbs...

If there is something I use I customize that into fitday...

03-05-2006, 03:47 PM
Anyone have any ideas to what would be the right amount of fiber and sodium for a 19 year old 5'11 185-190 lbs male? I know it all depends on the person but any ball park figures?

03-05-2006, 03:48 PM
I have always heard that the ideal range is 25-30 grams of fiber a day... I normally get 20-25grams a day... I am 32 year old female...

03-05-2006, 03:53 PM
I second working...25-30 grams. they say if you can bump up your fiber 10 grams a day for one year and change NOTHING else about your diet and keep it all the same for one year you will lose 10 pounds of bodyweight. Not sure how true it is. I read it in some doctors pamphlet.

03-05-2006, 04:08 PM
How is the amount of calories burned calculated? I'm assuming it's based on a formula including age, weight, height, and lifestyle. I'm just wondering because I saw someone's fitday report on this forum (can't remember where) and it said that his lifestyle burned around 300 calories. On mine it says my lifestyle burns 1000 calories a day. Big difference. My lifestyle is "sitting with some movement."