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UNIDENT
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6/12/12 3:40 P

I'd just track the whole food and remember not to be borderline with fibre. :)

If you're tracking fibre, ensure you are significantly over the minimum, so that you know that even if you're not getting quite what you're tracking because of the juice, you're still getting at least that minimum.

Eg what kind of difference are we talking about anyway? I have no idea. Compare the full whole food entry with a comparative juice entry - what's the fibre difference? If it's say 5g, and you're shooting for 25g of fibre daily, then you know you need to track 30g of fibre daily.



ANARIE
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6/12/12 12:18 P

I agree that an approximation is the best you can do, but I still wouldn't track it as the whole food. Being off by 3g of fiber once in a while isn't a big deal if you get plenty of fiber, but if you're on the edge and you do it every day, you get a false picture of your overall nutritional status. You could think you're getting enough fiber when you're not.

Since juice is primarily water, natural sugar, and water-soluble vitamins, I'd say record it as the closest juice you can find figures for. If you're making kale juice and it's not in the tracker, look for spinach juice. If you're making a juice blend, record it as the highest-calorie juice in the blend so you've covered the worst-case scenario.



JUNEHAWK
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6/12/12 10:20 A

Good point, Unident.

Thanks!



UNIDENT
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6/12/12 1:48 A

Just track the fruits/vegies used. It's not exact, and there'll be a bit less fibre, but how exact do you need to be with fruits and vegetables?

If you succeed or not at weight loss, it's not going to be because you incorrectly tracked an extra 3g of fibre one day! :)

Track it as whole foods, limit it to one glass a day, and remember that any variation you get from this kind of approximation is far and away blown away by the fact that all of your figures are estimates anyway. Your BMR, your daily burn on top of that, your exercise burn, the amounts calculated to be in foods you track, the actual amount of the food that you track ... all of these are estimates that will add up to a potential of 100-200 calories per day "off". Getting a glass of juice 'wrong' is going to be a drop in the bucket.



JUNEHAWK
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6/11/12 10:43 P

I haven't checked but have you found things like kale juice, spinach juice, etc. on the food list?



CICELY360
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6/11/12 10:39 P

I actually just got a juicer as well. I do mine in a measuring cup. I know it's not the exact calories, but I put the calories recorded for a cup, half cup, etc. If you find a better system, I'd be glad to know.



JUNEHAWK
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6/11/12 10:18 P

I did a search but I couldn't really find anything so here goes.

Does anyone know how to work out the calories for homemade juices? I started juicing a couple of months ago and I'd like to be able to calculate that calorie intake. I figure it's not the same calories as in the whole vegetables but I can't find how to at least estimate it. Any ideas?



 
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