All those food numbers

By sparkysmom Latest Reply 2008-10-27 15:36:54 -0500
Started 2008-10-27 11:23:27 -0500

How do I figure all those numbers in a recipe? I have some recipes but don't know how to find the nutritional numbers.

7 replies

Avera 2008-10-27 15:36:54 -0500 Report

I also use the web site. It has really taught me a thing or two amd it sure helps me keep up with my nutrition demands.

GabbyPA 2008-10-27 13:11:26 -0500 Report

I use to track my foods. There is a feature there where you can create a meal in the data base with your individual ingredients and it will put everything together for you, then you just divide it by your serving size. it is hard at frist, but once you build up your foods that you use the most, it gets easier.

I often just look on my lables, get the info from there as I put my recipe together and I multiply it by the quantity in the recipe and then divide it by the servings. It is not as accurate because I don't have as detailed info on the lables as the data bases have out there.

Toma 2008-10-27 13:05:38 -0500 Report

Hi Sparkysmon,

There are several approaches. As anoun said there are simple approaches from ADA and Dlife. Those two are basically the same thing. There are lots of places on the internet that will give you just the carbs.

There are nutrition database books. Most I have seen have just very rudimentary data. Some even less than food nutrition labels on foods in the grocery stores.

There is software available from USDA with the SR-19 research food data base but that only gives you the data for one food at a time.

There are also a plethora of software options. Just do a Google search for diet,exercise software. You will find many. I have evaluated many of them but the best one I have found and the one I use is from Cybersoft. They have agreed to let me offer a free 14 day evaluation of their software. You can download it at

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