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SALLIESPAULDING
Posts: 6
2/10/13 3:11 P

The sparkpeople app for android has been very helpful in keeping track. I love the scanner option so you don't have to go hunting for the right nutritional information.



MLAN613
SparkPoints: (147,843)
Fitness Minutes: (150,069)
Posts: 9,758
2/10/13 9:02 A

I know that once I got my IPhone it really helped me remember to track as I ate. Also, I usually pack snacks and lunch every day for work so I can usually track it all at once.



LOUNMOUN
Posts: 1,228
2/10/13 5:52 A

I just jot it down on a piece of paper and enter it into the tracker later.
I usually number the piece of paper 1 to 6 and after all are filled in I stop eating.

You could snap a photo of each meal if you have a camera phone or something to help you remember your food.

If you know what you will likely be eating then you can put it in the tracker in advance and then adjust it later.



SCRIBBLIN
Posts: 1,011
2/9/13 9:31 P

iPad and iPhone apps are great for tracking food calories on the go, but they're not good for tracking mileage (if you want that counted toward cumulatives, etc.). Kinda strange.



GRAPHICS2
Posts: 2,696
2/9/13 9:28 P

Tracking my food is the biggest difficulty for me. However I am going to take another stab at it. emoticon



UMBILICAL
Posts: 11,066
2/9/13 9:08 P

Y



TCCAGLE
Posts: 757
2/9/13 8:58 P

I write everything down then at the end of the day I track Here lately I have been trying to write what I plan on eating that day but sometimes plans change But I am trying--Some good days some bad --



UMBILICAL
Posts: 11,066
2/9/13 8:51 P

Y



BIGISLANDWOW
Posts: 647
2/9/13 8:39 P

Tho it is time consuming and takes some dedicated effort to do, I track everything. The night before I make a lunch, snack and meal plans for breakfast and dinner. And track them. Helps me stay on track to have a plan and then execute it. If I'm close on calories, I know it in advance, and that helps me not to stray. Our whole family is enjoying and eating the healthier, more flavorful food that we have been using. Yeah Tracker!!



JOYCECAIN
SparkPoints: (59,787)
Fitness Minutes: (42,046)
Posts: 2,750
2/9/13 7:07 P

Yes I do.



FURUDE
SparkPoints: (644)
Fitness Minutes: (30)
Posts: 40
2/9/13 7:06 P

I have to log everything right after I eat it, or I completely forget.



DACHI9
SparkPoints: (7,036)
Fitness Minutes: (1,081)
Posts: 386
2/9/13 7:02 P

I HAVE TO WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN. SO I LEAVE MYSELF NOTES SO I WON'T FORGET. I'M AT THAT POINT WHERE I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING IT SEEMS LIKE. POST-IT NOTES ARE MY FRIEND!



LALAFITZ
SparkPoints: (43,983)
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Posts: 3,298
2/9/13 6:29 P

After a lot of practice, I have been able to write it all down in one session at night.



ZENANDNOW
SparkPoints: (33,084)
Fitness Minutes: (2,138)
Posts: 2,386
2/9/13 6:26 P

two words... "POST ITS" emoticon Each meal, write down what you have eaten or what you will eat on a sticky. Then at the end of the day, take your stickies to the computer and log them into your SparkPeople.



MYUTMOST4HIM
Posts: 11,447
2/9/13 3:04 P

write them down



ANARIE
Posts: 12,344
2/9/13 2:59 P

Plan your meals ahead of time. Every night, right after dinner, sit down and take five or ten minutes to plan out what you're going to have the next day. It will help with your weight loss because it's far easier to resist temptation if you've already made a decision, and especially if you made that decision when you weren't hungry. It will also save you at least 20% on your grocery bill by helping you use up what you've already bought. (Some people actually waste over 50% of what they buy!)



-BENI-
Posts: 2,501
2/9/13 1:14 P

If you can't run to the computer to log your foods in each time, try writing them down, that may help. Then at the end of the day you can log everything in. The other thing, be sure to use favorites, saves a lot of trouble looking up the same things over and over.
Good luck!!



GRACEBELL
SparkPoints: (10,442)
Fitness Minutes: (1,501)
Posts: 433
2/9/13 1:01 P

I have the hardest time remembering to track my food. I try...and will keep trying...but often, I look back and see that I forgot to put in "lunch" and by then, I don't remember what I ate that day...and I have a hard time remembering to run the reports. I know these tools are well designed and are there for my benefit, but I know I am not making the most of them. Any tips?




 
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