The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    Question concerning inputting foods eaten into FitDay and other online food journals.

    I've tried various online food journals (including FitDay) and many times I will input a food that I've eaten (along with the serving size and amount) and I'll come up with many more or less calories than I actually ate. I tested this by calculating the calories and nutrients by hand (calculator and pencil) and it was less than what the online food journal said it was.

    So, my question is: how can I be sure that FitDay (or whatever I use) is accurately keeping track of my diet? Should I just calculate everything by manually by hand?
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 06-28-2005 at 02:13 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    personally, if i can't find a reasonably close figure with a preexisting food in fitday, i create a custom food... i did this for natty pb, whey, oatmeal and many other things. no problems, no worries.

    besides... it's just an estimate. a few calories one way or the other isn't going to make a huge difference.
    Yes. Taking a dump CAN be considered cardio.

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    Oh...you can customize. I guess Fitday IS pretty cool. I see. So, when things are relatively close to calories and grams of carbs, protein, and fat, you just leave it the way it is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Another question: I now know that you can customize pre-existing foods on Fitday, but can you create foods? When I say create foods, I mean name the food and customize it from there, because what if I eat something that's not on the list of foods?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    for me, personally, if a listed food is close i don't bother with a custom entry unless it's something i eat OFTEN. if it's off by a few cals (like spreadable fruit is off by 4 calories) i don't bother. why would i care if my daily total is off by 5 or 10 cals out of 2500?
    Yes. Taking a dump CAN be considered cardio.

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    yep i did that for ALL my foods that I eat. I put in for example Oatmeal put serving size and write in the nutritional facts

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    Fitday is usually off on most of the things that I eat, but I don't really worry about it unless its way off. I figure that it all balances out in the end since some are overestimates and others underestimates. And I eat pretty much the same things everyday with a slight variation so as long as the calculations are consistent you can accurately guage whether you should increase of decrease calories based on weight gains/loss.
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    See well that's the thing, I know it doesn't matter if it's off by a bit, but when I inputted that I ate like half a cup of peanuts, it was off by a couple hundred cals. That's what I was concerned about. Anyway, thanks for the help guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    wow half a cup of peanut off by a couple hundred cal? 1/2 cup of peanuts is lik 150cals how can it be off by a couple hundred maybe you had the serving size wrong.

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    I dunno, maybe so. But I customized the peanuts so now it's fine. Oh, and another question:

    What do you guys put in your FitDay for your whey protein shakes? I searched for 'whey' and didn't really find what I was looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    I get all my protein from whole foods, but my guess is you'd have to customize that one.
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    Ah, thanks. I customized it. Btw, does anyone know how to uncustomize a food?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
    Ah, thanks. I customized it. Btw, does anyone know how to uncustomize a food?
    I just customize everything. It doesn't take long to do.

    I think when you customize a food it generates a new object in the list. You should always be able to access the regular object from the fitday database if you look it up again. An easy way to check this would be to rename all your custom foods. I haven't used fitday in a while, so not much help here.
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    Oh thanks. I sort of tested your theory by just permanently deleting my custom food and I once again found the food in the FitDay list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YungLifter
    wow half a cup of peanut off by a couple hundred cal? 1/2 cup of peanuts is lik 150cals how can it be off by a couple hundred maybe you had the serving size wrong.
    Thats what he means I guess.. FitDay says 424 for 1/2 cup. I guess I've been eating less calories than I thought
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    Yeah, I find quite a few things off by calories...I just customize most things now...and it's really not hard to do. It takes like 30 seconds. The only things I don't customize are the dinners my mom cooks for me...(food without wrappers that have nutrition information on them).
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Okay, I just went to a swim party...and I had:

    -2 slices of a large alfredo chicken pizza
    -2 slices of a large pepperoni and sausage pizza
    -1 slice of a large pepperoni pizza
    -1 slice of a large hawaiian pizza

    What do I put for that in FitDay?...I searched and all I could find was a bunch of full pizzas...I want to input slices, not whole pizzas. And I can't customize it because it was from Papa Johns so I don't know what the nutrition facts are.

    --edit: Oh wait, I'm an idiot...I just found nutrition facts on Papa Johns website.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 06-29-2005 at 10:48 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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