Knowledge is power.
Before I started tracking, even though I made healthy choices, I was eating too many calories. I could easily snack on a cup of peanuts throughout the day for 640 calories. Now I measure nuts. Sometimes I add them to salads.
Two that shocked me when I started tracking were:
The Jimmy Johns Beach Club #12: 790 calories 41 grams of fat. That's more calories than a Big Mac.
Panera pumpkin muffin: 590 calories and 22 grams of fat. Panera lists calories on the menu at the store for sandwiches but not the baked goods.
Tracking also helped me with portion sizes. Before tracking, my "serving" of ice cream was at least double the 1/2 cup serving size.
Edited by: CLARK971 at: 8/19/2013 (08:06)