14 June 2006

I'll take Riboflavin for $100, Alex

This is so cool! A while back, Jenny mentioned fitday (I'm too lazy to look up the exact blog reference, sorry). I looked at the site, thought, "hey, neat," bookmarked it and figured I'd check it out at a later date.

Since we all know I don't really care about my weight (What? Of course I'm going to look up my own blog reference.), checking out fitday wasn't high on my list of priorities. I finally did look at it, though, and oh-so-cool! I LOVE entering in everything I've eaten, and seeing my caloric intake, fat content, carb percentage, how I'm doing in terms of meeting my RDA requirements, etc., etc. Although, it should depress me because I eat mostly grains and veggies (like I said, I'm a pretty healthy eater), so why are my Vitamins K, A, E, Zinc, etc., etc. all so low? Ironically, vegetarians (I'm not completely; I eat meat once in a blue moon) need to be concerned about getting enough Vitamin B6, but I'm really good on that.

However, doing some research on the afore-mentioned Vitamins and minerals has led to some interesting discoveries. I bruise really easily. Symptom of low Vitamin K. There were more, but I won't bore you with the details. I've also been reminded that I don't eat enough fruit.

I'm not doing this for the purpose of losing weight, but maybe that will be an accidental side effect. Primarily, it's fascinating to me to look at my day's intake and see how it all affects my body.

Warning: This website is not for the faint of heart. An obsessive-compulsive personality is extremely helpful. As is keeping all your packaging so you can enter foods that aren't already on the list. Besides, it's way more fun than charting.


At 14/6/06 11:29 p.m., Blogger ms. x said...

Oy, no wonder I'm so fat!

At 14/6/06 11:38 p.m., Anonymous leah said...

this is really neat! thank you. i'm trying to cut my sodium intake.. this should help. :)

At 15/6/06 11:56 p.m., Blogger Lut C. said...

I'll have to tell my nutritionist about this. Thanks for the tip.

At 16/6/06 9:27 p.m., Blogger Just another Jenny said...

I think we have a need to chart something - anything! It is crazy how much detail you get. I think that spinich is really high in vitamin K. I add some baby leafs to salad and it doesn't take much to get your recomended intake.


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