Fitbit Aria Weight Data Export Download

Summary

The Fitbit Aria scale automatically uploads your daily weight and percent body fat measurements to the cloud. This data is available when logged into the Fitbit website.

You can see charts of your progress, and a list of the 10 most recent weigh-ins. Your comprehensive data can be downloaded as an Excel workbook here https://www.fitbit.com/export/user/data

Download Feature Missing Data

If you use the download feature, the resulting download is limited. For example, the time of your weigh ins will be missing, and if you’ve been tracking your high and low weight for the day, that information will be lost. Only one weight per day is provided in the download. Another example of missing data is with sleep tracking. The download doesn’t include when you went to bed and when you woke up.

On the Fitbit data download page, you’ll find this statement: “Your data belongs to you.” It’s great that they make some provision for getting data out of their site. However, it’s odd that they wouldn’t just allow the download of all the data including the details that are actually there.

How to Get Your Detailed Weigh-in Data

To get your detailed weight data, including the time of weigh-in and multiple measurements per day, follow these steps:

  1. Login to the Fitbit website.
  2. Go to this page https://www.fitbit.com/weight
  3. Scroll down to see Measurement History.
  4. Click the Load 10 more option.
  5. Keep clicking the button to reveal as much data as you’d like. Unfortunately, if you’ve been using Fitbit for years and only just recently decided you’d like your detailed data, you’ll need to click the Load 10 more button a lot of times to see all your data.
  6. Once you’ve revealed as much as you want, highlight all the values and then copy them (using CTRL+C or the right mouse click menu).
  7. Paste this information into Notepad (on Windows) or TextEdit (on Mac).
  8. Select all the text and then copy and paste it into Microsoft Word. Putting the text into Notepad or TextEdit first helps to remove the formatting from the text. This can also be done within Word, but people may find it easier to use these intermediary programs instead.
  9. Use the Replace function in Word (found under Edit > Find in some versions) to make the following replacements:
    1. Replace the days of the week with nothing. Be sure to include the comma and space. This will help cleanup the date information so it can be recognized by Excel. So, as an example, replace “Sunday, ” with nothing. Do this for all days of the week.
    2. Replace the word ” at ” including the spaces around it with the year for the exported data. This will make the data information complete and recognizable by Excel later.
    3. Replace “Delete Measurement” with “^t” which is the symbol for a tab. This will put a tab between the date  and the weight measurement that follows.
    4. Replace ” kg ” with “^t” to insert a tab separator there. Or, if you used pounds then replace ” lb ” with a tab.
    5. Replace “% fat” with nothing. This will remove the % symbol and the word fat.
    6. If you had some weight measurements that didn’t include the percent body fat, then your previous replacement of ” kg ” would not have replaced the kg where there was no space after kg. So, replace ” kg” with nothing to ensure it’s gone. This needs to be done last because for the other entries, a tab needs to be inserted.
  10. At this point, you should be left with a clean listing of entries for your weigh-ins. Copy and paste this into Excel.
  11. Excel should automatically place the data in separate columns.
  12. Now you have your detailed weigh-in data.

 

FitBit: Duplicating a Meal

Introduction

The FitBit online nutrition tracking system allows for the creation of meals or recipes. This is very helpful to save time when entering commonly eaten foods.

In the mobile app, these meals are at the very bottom of the custom foods list which requires scrolling down.

For those who are continually tweaking recipes and creating new versions of nutrition shakes, you’ll want to have ‘base meals’ that you can build on like a template. For example, perhaps you always include milk, protein, and wheat germ in your nutrition shake. You could bundle these items.

Creating meals is fairly easy when you’re logged into the online version of the FitBit nutrition tracking system.

Duplicating a Meal

Here’s how it works.

  1. In the Favorites area, click the Meals tab.
  2. Click the Create a meal link.
  3. Give it a name.
  4. Add foods or ingredients to the meal. These will be your base ingredients.
  5. Save the meal.
  6. Create a new meal using the steps above, but this time, when you’re creating the meal, look in the Favorites box in step #4 above and under the Meals tab you’ll see you can now add an entire meal to the new meal you’re creating.
  7. To duplicate a meal, just add it to the new one you’re creating, and then customize from there.

 

SuperFood Complete Nutrition Breakfast Drink Smoothie – Universal Recipe

Introduction

This is a universal juice recipe, meaning that the base ingredients remain mostly the same. The various flavor ingredients can be mixed creatively to produce a different drink each time.

This SuperFood Complete Nutrition Breakfast Drink has grains, seeds, nuts, greens, dairy (optional), protein, fruits, mushrooms, grasses, vegetables, and more. In other words, it’s a complete whole food meal in a drink form.

If you examine the base nutritional ingredients, you’ll find that there are almost 100 total ingredients and nutrients in the resulting drink.

Juicer Type

This juice recipe works best with a blender-type juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150. Read below for more details about different kinds of juicers.

Flavor Ingredients

Below are a variety of optional flavor ingredients to create its primary flavor. Choose organic whenever possible.

  • apple (cored and cut into quarters)
  • avocado
  • banana
  • blueberries
  • baby carrots
  • cherries
  • mint (fresh leaves)
  • peach (cored and cut into quarters)
  • plum
  • spinach
  • tomatos (sweet cherry tomatoes or small heirloom tomatoes)

Ingredient Visuals

These are visuals showing a variety of flavor ingredient choices. Click any image for a larger gallery view.

Base Nutritional Ingredients

These ingredients are good to include in most blended drinks. They don’t alter the flavor too much and provide a base of ingredients with powerful nutritional benefits. Recently added to this list are spinach, Amazing Grass Green SuperFood, and the Dynamic Fruits & Greens.

About Juicers

Anyone shopping for juicers knows that there is conflicting advice about which category of juicer to get. We recommend purchasing two juicers: (1) a slow speed masticating juicer such as the Omega Nutrition Center for about $280, and (2) a single serving blender/juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150.

Juicer System Benefits and Drawbacks

Each juicer system has benefits and drawbacks:

Masticating juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Work well at producing juice with very little pulp.
  • Are best at extracting the nutrients from fruits and vegetables while separating out the fiber material.
  • They require more fruits and vegetables to produce a glass of juice.
  • These are known as cold pressed juicers.
  • Many use an auger method to press food through a metal filter.
  • Because of this, mushy foods like ripe banana or soft apples keep moving back into the auger entry.

Blender juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Create a pulpy drink by using a high speed blending process.
  • Require fewer fruits and veggies per serving.
  • The resulting drinks have helpful fiber, but aren’t as nutrient dense as the juice produced by masticating juicers.
  • The are typically faster at producing a serving of juice than a masticating juicer.
  • They are a little easier to clean up.
  • They work well with soft ripe foods.
  • They work well with ice, frozen wheat grass, frozen bananas, and other foods.

Carrot Spinach Apple Protein Juice Recipe for Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender

Introduction

This juice recipe works best with a blender-type juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150. Read below for more details about different kinds of juicers.

Flavor Ingredients

Below are the primary ingredients for this drink that create its primary flavor. Choose organic whenever possible.

  • 1 banana
  • 1 peach (cored and cut into quarters)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

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Base Nutritional Ingredients

These ingredients are good to include in most blended drinks. They don’t alter the flavor too much and provide a base of ingredients with powerful nutritional benefits. Recently added to this list are spinach, Amazing Grass Green SuperFood, and the Dynamic Fruits & Greens.

Optional Ingredients

Adding sweet cherries will turn the drink slightly pinkish red.

  • 1 plum (pitted)
  • 7 sweet cherries (remove pits)

About Juicers

Anyone shopping for juicers knows that there is conflicting advice about which category of juicer to get. We recommend purchasing two juicers: (1) a slow speed masticating juicer such as the Omega Nutrition Center for about $280, and (2) a single serving blender/juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150.

Juicer System Benefits and Drawbacks

Each juicer system has benefits and drawbacks:

Masticating juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Work well at producing juice with very little pulp.
  • Are best at extracting the nutrients from fruits and vegetables while separating out the fiber material.
  • They require more fruits and vegetables to produce a glass of juice.
  • These are known as cold pressed juicers.
  • Many use an auger method to press food through a metal filter.
  • Because of this, mushy foods like ripe banana or soft apples keep moving back into the auger entry.

Blender juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Create a pulpy drink by using a high speed blending process.
  • Require fewer fruits and veggies per serving.
  • The resulting drinks have helpful fiber, but aren’t as nutrient dense as the juice produced by masticating juicers.
  • The are typically faster at producing a serving of juice than a masticating juicer.
  • They are a little easier to clean up.
  • They work well with soft ripe foods.
  • They work well with ice, frozen wheat grass, frozen bananas, and other foods.

Strawberry Apple Carrot Protein Juice Recipe for Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender

Introduction

This juice recipe works best with a blender-type juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150. Read below for more details about different kinds of juicers.

Flavor Ingredients

Below are the primary ingredients for this drink that create its primary flavor. Choose organic whenever possible.

  • 1 cup strawberries (remote green tops)
  • 1 apple (cored and cut into quarters)
  • 1/2 cup ready to eat organic carrots

Base Nutritional Ingredients

These ingredients are good to include in most blended drinks. They don’t alter the flavor too much and provide a base of ingredients with powerful nutritional benefits.

Optional Ingredients

Adding sweet cherries will turn the drink slightly pinkish red.

  • 1 plum (pitted)
  • 7 sweet cherries (remove pits)

About Juicers

Anyone shopping for juicers knows that there is conflicting advice about which category of juicer to get. We recommend purchasing two juicers: (1) a slow speed masticating juicer such as the Omega Nutrition Center for about $280, and (2) a single serving blender/juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150.

Juicer System Benefits and Drawbacks

Each juicer system has benefits and drawbacks:

Masticating juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Work well at producing juice with very little pulp.
  • Are best at extracting the nutrients from fruits and vegetables while separating out the fiber material.
  • They require more fruits and vegetables to produce a glass of juice.
  • These are known as cold pressed juicers.
  • Many use an auger method to press food through a metal filter.
  • Because of this, mushy foods like ripe banana or soft apples keep moving back into the auger entry.

Blender juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Create a pulpy drink by using a high speed blending process.
  • Require fewer fruits and veggies per serving.
  • The resulting drinks have helpful fiber, but aren’t as nutrient dense as the juice produced by masticating juicers.
  • The are typically faster at producing a serving of juice than a masticating juicer.
  • They are a little easier to clean up.
  • They work well with soft ripe foods.
  • They work well with ice, frozen wheat grass, frozen bananas, and other foods.

Ten Health Benefits of Giving Up Soda Pop and Soft Drinks

Turns out that free refills of soda pop and foundation drinks may be costing more than you think. An article published on MSN.com lists the following positive things that happen to your body when you stop drinking soda:

  1. Heart. A 2012 Harvard University study found that sugary drinks increased a person’s risk of chronic heart disease (CHD). Participants who drank the most soda were 20 percent more likely to have a heart attack, the researchers discovered. Another study, published in 2011, found that sugary beverages raises a person’s blood pressure, and it increases the more you drink. Even cutting back by one soda per day can decrease your blood pressure and improve your heart health.
  2. Brain. Many people reach for a Diet Coke or a soft drink in the drowsy after-lunch hours at work, hoping to get a caffeine and sugar boost. It may help you focus temporarily, but in the long-term drinking a lot of soda can have a negative effect on your brain function and thinking processes. One study found that long-term consumption of sugar could lead to impaired learning, memory, and behavioral plasticity.  “We have investigated a potential mechanism by which a diet, similar in composition to the typical diet of most industrialized western societies rich in saturated fat and refined sugar (HFS), can influence brain structure and function via regulation of neurotrophins,” the authors of the study write. They found that animals placed on this high-sugar diet had reduced amounts of a chemical called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which in turn impacted their ability to learn and remember things. Various other studies have also found a link between drinking a lot of soda and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia; the link showed an increased amount of plaque deposits in mice that were given sugary sodas — signals of Alzheimer’s or other disorders.
  3. Teeth. Soda destroys your teeth, so stepping away from this vice will lead you toward better oral health and a whiter smile. In some extreme cases, drinking a lot of soda can leave your mouth as corroded as that of a meth abuser, according to a 2013 study. In the study, researchers found that a woman who drank 2 liters of diet soda every day for three to five years had the same level of severe tooth erosion as that of a methamphetamine addict, as well as a crack cocaine addict. The citric acid in soda erodes tooth enamel, making it softer and more vulnerable to cavities and yellowing. Stepping away from soda and replacing it with water will protect and clean your teeth.
  4. Bladder. Soda is a diuretic, essentially meaning that it will make you need to pee urgently and frequently. It has also been known to irritate your bladder and exacerbate bladder infections or urinary tract infections. Switching it out with drinking clear fluids, like water, unsweetened juices, or seltzer water, could instead help keep your body and bladder clean.
  5. Bones. Abstaining from soda will also improve your bone health and decrease your risk of osteoporosis. In addition, the less soda you drink, the more you may turn to milk or other calcium-fortified drinks that will benefit your bones way more than soda ever would.
  6. Kidneys. Your kidney is also going to be in better shape once you kick the dirty sugar habit. Studies have shown that drinking a lot of soda can increase your risk of kidney disease and ultimately kidney failure. Diet sodas aren’t exempt from this damage, either: researchers from the Nurses’ Health Study found that women who drank a lot of diet soda every day had decreased liver function compared to women who didn’t drink soda. So stay away from it and your kidneys will thank you.
  7. Reproductive Organs. In some cases, soda cans may contain bisphenol-A or BPA, which has been linked to an increased risk of cancer as well as impairment of endocrine function. Some studies have also shown that BPA is linked to premature puberty or infertility, essentially messing up a person’s reproductive organs.
    According to the Breast Cancer Fund, BPA is one of the most common chemicals out there — exposed to us via food and drink containers to dental fillings. It’s a synthetic estrogen that impairs the hormonal system, increasing a person’s risk for breast cancer, prostate cancer, metabolic disorders, and even type 2 diabetes. Choose to lower your exposure to this chemical by not touching those soda cans and your risks will be lower.
  8. Weight Loss. One of the easiest ways to lose weight is to cut soda from your diet. If you’re a rabid drinker (drinking it several times a day without fail, day and night), cutting down to one can a day could be a good start, at least until you’re eventually comfortable with cutting it out to once a week or leaving it behind completely.
    According to Malia Frey, a weight loss expert writing on About Health, dropping a daily large Coca-Cola from McDonald’s completely (if you drink about one per day) would result in reducing your annual calorie intake by over 200,000 calories — or about 60 pounds — in one year. Replace that soda with water and overcome obesity.
  9. Diabetes and Chronic Disorders. As the obesity epidemic continues to surge in the U.S., Americans will continue to stubbornly order McDonald’s and their giant Coca-Colas, then proceed to sit on their couch for hours and watch TV — or sit in their office for hours. All of these factors lead to obesity, an increased risk of diabetes, and a higher chance of developing other chronic disorders like cancer or heart disease. Long-term consumption of large, sugary, fatty sodas will ultimately contribute to, and directly cause, diabetes. Lose the soda and lose the pounds.
  10. Live Longer. Here’s one easy way to live longer: Drop the soda. A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that people who drank a lot of soda had shorter telomeres in immune cells, meaning their risk of dying sooner was higher. Telomeres are protective DNA units that are situated at the ends of chromosomes, and the shorter they get, the more a person ages and is at risk for disease and death. So cutting out that good-for-nothing sugary drink from your life will seemingly only offer you good things, by lengthening your telomeres as well as your life span, and improve your overall health.

Banana Peach Protein Juice Recipe for Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender

Introduction

This juice recipe works best with a blender-type juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150. Read below for more details about different kinds of juicers.

Ingredients

These ingredients will result in an orange colored drink.

Optional Ingredients

Adding sweet cherries will turn the drink slightly pinkish red.

  • 7 sweet cherries (remove pits)

About Juicers

Anyone shopping for juicers knows that there is conflicting advice about which category of juicer to get. We recommend purchasing two juicers: (1) a slow speed masticating juicer such as the Omega Nutrition Center for about $280, and (2) a single serving blender/juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150.

Each juicer system has benefits and drawbacks:

Masticating juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Work well at producing juice with very little pulp.
  • Are best at extracting the nutrients from fruits and vegetables while separating out the fiber material.
  • They require more fruits and vegetables to produce a glass of juice.
  • These are known as cold pressed juicers.
  • Many use an auger method to press food through a metal filter.
  • Because of this, mushy foods like ripe banana or soft apples keep moving back into the auger entry.

Blender juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Create a pulpy drink by using a high speed blending process.
  • Require fewer fruits and veggies per serving.
  • The resulting drinks have helpful fiber, but aren’t as nutrient dense as the juice produced by masticating juicers.
  • The are typically faster at producing a serving of juice than a masticating juicer.
  • They are a little easier to clean up.
  • They work well with soft ripe foods.
  • They work well with ice, frozen wheat grass, frozen bananas, and other foods.

Banana Blueberry Juice Recipe for Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender

Introduction

This juice recipe works best with a blender-type juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150. Read below for more details about different kinds of juicers.

Ingredients

These ingredients will result in an orange colored drink.

Optional Ingredients

Adding sweet cherries will turn the drink slightly pinkish red.

  • 7 sweet cherries (remove pits)

About Juicers

Anyone shopping for juicers knows that there is conflicting advice about which category of juicer to get. We recommend purchasing two juicers: (1) a slow speed masticating juicer such as the Omega Nutrition Center for about $280, and (2) a single serving blender/juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150.

Each juicer system has benefits and drawbacks:

Masticating juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Work well at producing juice with very little pulp.
  • Are best at extracting the nutrients from fruits and vegetables while separating out the fiber material.
  • They require more fruits and vegetables to produce a glass of juice.
  • These are known as cold pressed juicers.
  • Many use an auger method to press food through a metal filter.
  • Because of this, mushy foods like ripe banana or soft apples keep moving back into the auger entry.

Blender juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Create a pulpy drink by using a high speed blending process.
  • Require fewer fruits and veggies per serving.
  • The resulting drinks have helpful fiber, but aren’t as nutrient dense as the juice produced by masticating juicers.
  • The are typically faster at producing a serving of juice than a masticating juicer.
  • They are a little easier to clean up.
  • They work well with soft ripe foods.
  • They work well with ice, frozen wheat grass, frozen bananas, and other foods.

Banana Carrot Juice Recipe for Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender

Introduction

This juice recipe works best with a blender-type juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150. Read below for more details about different kinds of juicers.

Ingredients

These ingredients will result in an orange colored drink.

Optional Ingredients

Adding sweet cherries will turn the drink slightly pinkish red.

  • 7 sweet cherries (remove pits)

About Juicers

Anyone shopping for juicers knows that there is conflicting advice about which category of juicer to get. We recommend purchasing two juicers: (1) a slow speed masticating juicer such as the Omega Nutrition Center for about $280, and (2) a single serving blender/juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150.

Each juicer system has benefits and drawbacks:

Masticating juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Work well at producing juice with very little pulp.
  • Are best at extracting the nutrients from fruits and vegetables while separating out the fiber material.
  • They require more fruits and vegetables to produce a glass of juice.
  • These are known as cold pressed juicers.
  • Many use an auger method to press food through a metal filter.
  • Because of this, mushy foods like ripe banana or soft apples keep moving back into the auger entry.

Blender juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Create a pulpy drink by using a high speed blending process.
  • Require fewer fruits and veggies per serving.
  • The resulting drinks have helpful fiber, but aren’t as nutrient dense as the juice produced by masticating juicers.
  • The are typically faster at producing a serving of juice than a masticating juicer.
  • They are a little easier to clean up.
  • They work well with soft ripe foods.
  • They work well with ice, frozen wheat grass, frozen bananas, and other foods.

Banana Cherry Juice Recipe for Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender

Introduction

This juice recipe works best with a blender-type juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150. Read below for more details about different kinds of juicers.

Ingredients

About Juicers

Anyone shopping for juicers knows that there is conflicting advice about which category of juicer to get. We recommend purchasing two juicers: (1) a slow speed masticating juicer such as the Omega Nutrition Center for about $280, and (2) a single serving blender/juicer like the Magic Bullet NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender for about $100 to $150.

Each juicer system has benefits and drawbacks:

Masticating juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Work well at producing juice with very little pulp.
  • Are best at extracting the nutrients from fruits and vegetables while separating out the fiber material.
  • They require more fruits and vegetables to produce a glass of juice.
  • These are known as cold pressed juicers.
  • Many use an auger method to press food through a metal filter.
  • Because of this, mushy foods like ripe banana or soft apples keep moving back into the auger entry.

Blender juicers have the following features and benefits:

  • Create a pulpy drink by using a high speed blending process.
  • Require fewer fruits and veggies per serving.
  • The resulting drinks have helpful fiber, but aren’t as nutrient dense as the juice produced by masticating juicers.
  • The are typically faster at producing a serving of juice than a masticating juicer.
  • They are a little easier to clean up.
  • They work well with soft ripe foods.
  • They work well with ice, frozen wheat grass, frozen bananas, and other foods.

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