Polyunsaturated Not Showing and Fat by Food

Hi there, new user here.

I’m having an issue of my daily polyunsaturated fat registering as zero even though it isn’t. For one, I added my fish oil supplement manually, so I know it has omega-3 in it’s info, but adding it to my diary doesn’t change the poly. This morning I added flax oil from the USDA database and still no poly.

Also, is there a way to easily see fat by food? I’d love to be able to look at my day’s intake and know how much fat came from which sources. Seems like the most obvious way to reduce fat intake.

Thanks!

Comments

  • Hi @sheclimber,
    Sounds like you are trying to add branded foods to your diary!
    Branded products oftentimes don't list full nutrient profiles on their nutrition labels, and because we do not analyze foods for their data here at Cronometer we cannot fill in the blanks or know what the values are for nutrients not listed on the label.
    The best way to get the most nutrition information is to use our most comprehensive database - the NCCDB. By performing text-based searches when adding foods, most whole foods can be found from the NCCDB which lists many, many more vitamins and minerals in their nutrient profiles.
    I suggest taking a look at this blog as it should help you navigate Cronometer to it's fullest capabilities to enable you to obtain more accurate information on both macro and micronutrients.

    Try using the NCCDB listing for flax oil: 'Flax Seed Oil', Food #452717

    Hilary
    cronometer.com
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  • The one I’m using is NCCDB, and you can see below there is no polyunsaturated fat

    And I just figured out the fat by food - I made fat the targeted nutrient column

  • ah, my apologies @sheclimber I understand the issue now. When viewing the percentage, this is a percentage of your target. As their is no default RDA, we are unable to display a percentage. You can change your target to a custom target if you would like to be able to view the percentage. Learn more about the RDA percentages here: https://cronometer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038286012-Dietary-Reference-Intakes-DRIs-

    Hilary
    cronometer.com
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    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

  • Ah ok, thanks!

  • One more question - how do I manually add calories burned? I use iCardo to track my exercise, which isn’t supported by Cronometer. It tracks my heart rate and exercise time and calculates calories burned, which do not match the cronometer automatic calculations.

  • Hi @sheclimber you can do this a couple of ways.
    You can manually add calories burned on the website version of Cronometer (We are in the process of adding this for the mobile app, and should be available soon)
    You can try linking tour iCardio to apple health, and then sync apple health with Cronometer
    Learn more about syncing with Apple health here: https://cronometer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020734212-Apple-Health-Apple-Watch

    Hilary
    cronometer.com
    As always, any and all postings here are covered by our T&Cs:
    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

  • Yes I have linked Apple Health to both iCardo and Cronometer, but nothing is being imported. I'll check out the manual entry via the website. Thanks!

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