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my fitness pal tracking numbers

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 08, 2013 at 11:09 PM

I'm using myfitnesspal as a tool to help me track my food intake. Im in ketosis and adjusted my goals (per keto calculator) to 20g carb, 40g fat and 70g protein. 11/39/50 The rest of the calculations are automatic on the application. I keep going over on the cholesterol numbers and haven't even completed my day.. staying within all other goals. Is this a number I should be paying attention too?
I do have high cholesterol and have been on meds..but I want to get off them.. one of the things I'm working toward. The number myfitness pal has me on is 300. Put eggs, cheese and avocado in there and, I'm done.

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on April 11, 2013
at 02:16 PM

Yes, many people use it this way. You have to use the actual website, instead of a smartphone app, to change the values. I described this above.

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on April 11, 2013
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Thanks, I'll' try that. Yeah, I m only tracking to keep the numbers within the right ratio, to keep me in ketosis. Learning how food intake effects and changes my numbers. Trying to get off meds and not make my cholesterol numbers worse, by going up instead of down. Thanks so much for the help.

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on April 11, 2013
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I'm Soooo confused with the numbers they use.. that's why I questioned them, thinking I should ignore them..just keep track of carbs, protein and fat intake... what do you think? Thanks for the reply.

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They didn't get it wrong -- that's the suggested value from the government. It's also complete BS.

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on April 11, 2013
at 06:18 AM

I wondered whether 300mg was the correct cholesterol figure. I'm wondering whether the daily intake should be 3000mg and they've got it wrong.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 11, 2013
at 11:49 AM

They didn't get it wrong -- that's the suggested value from the government. It's also complete BS.

Add4ee793186f26e548ec3886b8707bc

(69)

on April 11, 2013
at 11:51 AM

I'm Soooo confused with the numbers they use.. that's why I questioned them, thinking I should ignore them..just keep track of carbs, protein and fat intake... what do you think? Thanks for the reply.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on April 11, 2013
at 02:16 PM

Yes, many people use it this way. You have to use the actual website, instead of a smartphone app, to change the values. I described this above.

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 11, 2013
at 11:49 AM

Avocado has no cholesterol, as it is a plant sourced food. However, two eggs will do it.

If you want to change your tracking number, in myfitnesspal, then you have to do it through the website, not through your smartphone.

  1. Log in
  2. Goals (tab)
  3. Change goals (button)
  4. Custom -> Continue.
  5. (Change values)
  6. Change goals

AFAICT, you can't "unset" a value to blank once it's set, only change it's value to something else.

I suggest taking a look at the last few days of your tracking, and set the cholesterol value to the average value.

Tracking food can be a fun learning experience, but I don't suggest doing it for very long.

Add4ee793186f26e548ec3886b8707bc

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on April 11, 2013
at 12:07 PM

Thanks, I'll' try that. Yeah, I m only tracking to keep the numbers within the right ratio, to keep me in ketosis. Learning how food intake effects and changes my numbers. Trying to get off meds and not make my cholesterol numbers worse, by going up instead of down. Thanks so much for the help.

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