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Friend is trying to cut costs in her budget.
Does anyone know a website that's as comprehensive and easy-to-use as MyFoodDiary.com
, but doesn't cost $9 a month? [more inside]
posted by ®@
on Apr 28, 2011 -
Prompted by this comment
, I'm here to ask what the deal is with
"calories" as a measure of "nutritional content" (whatever that means). I understand that the calorie value we see on food packaging is arrived at by burning the food in a calorimeter, and that this would be an effective measure of the total chemical energy in the substance. How well does this actually approximate the energy our body can put to use (mechanically, or for other biological processes)? Isn't this measure essentially useless for people trying to lose weight? Why do we put so much emphasis on it then? Are there some foods which have an astronomical number of calories which our digestive systems can do little with?
posted by phrontist
on Mar 27, 2010 -
Question about nutrition information - For products like pickles and olives, which are usually packaged in jars with brine, does the total sodium content listed on the facts (amount per serving x number of servings) include the amount in the liquid? [more inside]
posted by captain cosine
on Mar 21, 2009 -