Daily Food Breakdown Spreadsheet- Version 1-ish

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    May 07, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    Damn, I wrote this before I realized I don't know how to post a document. Soon as someone lets me in on that bit of knowledge, I'll post the spreadsheet I came up with. In the meantime, I can e-mail it to you if you're interested, here's what it's about:

    Aright fellas, I put this together to keep track of what I'm eating. I've tried just keeping a written record, this is the same thing, just fancier. Basically, fill out your information on the left side of the sheet (weight, daily activity level) and everything you've eaten on the right side. I'm posting mine for today, so y'all can see what's been fueling me todayicon_razz.gif

    A few things I'm concerned about:

    I have figures in there for how much protein I should be getting, and I've read a lot of conflicting stuff about how much one should get, but I think the way I have it figured there is pretty reasonable.

    After the protein, though, I have an even split between Fats and Carbs... that sound about right to everyone? I got the figure from a diet I tried for gaining weight, which emphasized a ton of protein, and splitting the rest of your daily intake between fats and carbs evenly.

    Is categorizing stuff by Proteins, Fats, and Carbs oversimplifying to the point that the spreadsheet is not functional? Or is it still usable as a general "keep track of what you're getting versus what you should be getting" tool?

    Obviously I'm no doctor, and I don't have a ton of time (I've actually been piecing this together on my free time for a while), so my goal was to make a daily food log that easy, relatively convenient, and usable.

    Check it out, let me know what you think.
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    May 07, 2008 10:16 PM GMT
    you can try rapidshare to share the file. for something this small it should only be a minor annoyance to non members of the site. It has download limits and timed waiting periods for non members.

    also have you looked at fitday.com? It has a large searchable food database. And you can set custom goals like 150g of protein a day. plus you can track activities, by type(cycling, running, etc...), time, distance, and calories burned. It also will track weight.

    There is a free online version, or a $20 program that runs on your computer
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    May 08, 2008 1:03 AM GMT
    NYCGuy74 mentioned a FitDay, which is a fantastic program. Also good is Crono-o-meter which has the same database and runs off your computer, rather than the internet. It is completely free.
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    May 08, 2008 4:43 AM GMT
    I assume you're going for weight gain. I would think that instead of evenly splitting between carbs and fats, you should go heavier on carbs, lighter on fats. My split, though I have different goals than you--namely, weight loss--is about 45-50% carbs, 30-35% protein, 20% fat.
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    May 08, 2008 2:28 PM GMT
    NYCguy and Zombie, I'm gonna dig those up right now, thanks! Sounds very helpful.

    And chewey... aren't you supposed to be building shelters in Nepal or something? Thanks for the post, though icon_wink.gif
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    May 08, 2008 2:30 PM GMT
    Ok, if I did this right, this is the link to get it off rapidshare:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/113446998/5.7.08.xls.html
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    May 08, 2008 2:43 PM GMT
    novembermike said
    And chewey... aren't you supposed to be building shelters in Nepal or something? Thanks for the post, though icon_wink.gif


    [cue Cartman voice] I'll do what I want!

    Three weeks my man, and then I'll be happily whisked away to the developing world, where I'm certain I'll end up with some nasty gastrointestinal disease from the water within a month, like everyone else seems to.
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    May 08, 2008 2:43 PM GMT
    Trying these out... The fitday deal looks pretty good, except that I put in one cup of yogurt and it says I'm at 90% of my carbs for the day. Seriously?
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    May 08, 2008 2:51 PM GMT
    novembermike saidTrying these out... The fitday deal looks pretty good, except that I put in one cup of yogurt and it says I'm at 90% of my carbs for the day. Seriously?


    There are a lot of options in FitDay, and if something doesn't sound right you can actually input the food information yourself. There's a button that says "customize this food," in which you can change all the nutrition information to what it says on your packaging.

    Also, if that's the only thing you've put in so far, then what it's probably telling you is actually that what you've eaten so far today consists of 90% carbs, 10% protein. It's not saying that you've had 90% of your carbs for the day, just that that's the percentage of your calories that have come from carbs.
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    May 08, 2008 2:57 PM GMT
    novembermike saidTrying these out... The fitday deal looks pretty good, except that I put in one cup of yogurt and it says I'm at 90% of my carbs for the day. Seriously?


    ya, I find that fitday's database does odd things sometimes, even though it uses the FDA database. Cronometer uses the same one but doesn't have oddities like fitday does.

    One day I had a handful of dates. Apparently that was 450 calories and enough fiber to clean a horse out.
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    May 08, 2008 7:16 PM GMT
    Also i looked at your file. You couldn't find values for Moe's

    look at Calorie King, they have a great breakdown for most fast food.
    Welcome to Moe's!!! ("Moe's" is clickable, realized it might be a bit hard to see the link)
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    May 08, 2008 10:37 PM GMT
    heheh, I always giggle a little when they say "Welcome to Moe's!"

    Ah, yet another place I'm not mature enough for...