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#1 Mpjp is feral

Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

I lost a fair bit of weight through weight watchers a while back but thought I'd give this a go to lose the 2.5kg thats crept back on.

Is there anyway of choosing items in anything other than grams? I've just started my first two days and everything I ate is listed in grams which makes it sort of difficult. For example ww used to list bread by the slice - but MFP lists it in grams which means I have to weigh it first. Maybe this is teh idea? But last night I had a glasss of wine....and wasn't in a position to get out scales and weigh how much I was drinking biggrin.gif Is there a reason that liquids arent listed in ml's at least?

Is this a setting issue or just how MFP works?

Edited by meplainjanebrain, 14 December 2012 - 02:07 PM.

#2 Grant Me Wings

Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

Unfortunately you can't change the measurements in the database. A lot of the info has been entered by other users and they will enter what works for them.

Often there is multiple entries for the same product so I keep looking till I find one that works for me.

Eg. If I want an apple I will look for an entry that has Medium Apple rather then Apple 123 gms.

#3 mumto3princesses

Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

Yep, just keep looking.

My bread that I choose is listed as 2 slices but I can change it to 1 slice when you click it and before you add it. It also lists it in calories.

#4 PatG

Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:30 PM

Make sure you check the serving size options - many things have multiple measurements.  As for your glass of wine - I had a quick look and most of them are in mL which seems logical to me (glass sizes vary so much that a per glass measurement wouldn't be very useful).  I had brown rice the other night and it was in cups.  I find a small set of scales really helpful to ensure my serving sizes are reasonable.

#5 Kplus3

Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

It's great if you have the phone app and you can just barcode scan everything. It's brilliant.

#6 Possum_gal

Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

It's great if you have the phone app and you can just barcode scan everything. It's brilliant.

This ^^

I've just gone back to tracking as well. I find it's so quick and easy just to bar code scan what you can.

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