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I physically prepare my dinner, put it on the plate (or bowl!) and then track it before I eat it. I have kind of made it a rule: for dinner it does not go into my mouth until I have tracked it, even if it is sitting there on the table looking tempting.
I'm not sure about the logistics of your family situation, but I think waiting is never a good option. If at all possible, track it while you can still see it!
Do you plan your dinners ahead of time? I often enter my dinners ahead of time, this helps keep my day on track because i cna see where I'll be at for snacks and such. So, if you know what's for dinner, or have a general idea, enter it when you enter your lunch or breakfast. Sometimes amounts of things or ingredients change, but that's a quick fix.
What if you just jotted it down on a piece of paper? Then you could still post it the next morning but you wouldn't have to remember what you ate. Plus, just writing it down would probably help curb extra eating because you know that you WILL be entering it eventually.
A lot of time what I do is track before I eat the meal. This helps me also remember what I was supposed to eat. If I look at the numbers and don't like them, then I also have time to edit my choices, before I've actually eaten it.
If something ends up being different, you just have a bit of editing to do instead of the whole meal. Hope this helps!
I have no problem tracking in the morning, and after lunch, but by the time dinner has come around I don't seem to have time to track before bed, I hate waking up in the morning and then trying to remember what I ate the night before. Anyone have any suggestions??
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