Fitness Minutes: (125)
6 1/14/13 10:21 P
I have noticed that some of the calorie counts for items on the food tracker are way off. You might want to double check some foods by doing a general search of the internet to see what the general consensus is for a food. For instance, I typed in "grilled chicken breast" and was given a calorie count of 85, but if you do a general google search you'll see many other places list the calorie count as 270. That kind of inaccuracy can throw off your whole day. I also added fiber as one of my trackers and noticed immediately that I was way under for that line item, along with protein. When you start really paying attention to each column and finding the foods the offer the most bang for the buck in those columns, I think you'll see a difference on the scale. One of my big treats is Chobani pineapple yogurt. It is high in protein and a good deal at only 160 calories for what it offers. Start thinking of food as fuel or nutrition, as in nurturing your body and you'll start making choices that will meet your needs and also allow you to lose weight. It isn't just about calories.
Fitness Minutes: (111,716)
7,731 1/14/13 6:46 P
Using the SparkPeople food tracker surely will give you the information you need, especially if you take the time to weigh and measure your food. At first it takes some time, but you'll get your favorites entered, leave your measuring cups and spoons in the drainer or otherwise handly, or perhaps set a food scale on your counter. I find I am most accurate if I require myself to enter the food before I eat it.
If you are just not the kind of person to enter your food, the next best thing is to write it down. I find tracking Weight Watcher pointsplus is easier than tracking calories on paper. It costs more, but it does work and is very flexible. There is also a Simply Filling option on Weight Watchers that requires no tracking - but you stick mostly to a list of very healthy foods.
The next thing to remember is you may be doing everything right. It may simply take more time to show results. I once gave up after 3 weeks of dieting, but later found out in a similar situation when I just hung in there, I finally had a sudden big drop. May that happen to you!
Not only do your best, but do your best long enough!!! Best wishes.
Fitness Minutes: (63,313)
2,600 1/14/13 6:09 P
1. Recording ALL of your exercise and food intake if you are not already doing so 2. Sharing those trackers publicly so that other members of the community can give you concrete feedback 3. Thinking about controlling your fruit intake...fruit has carbs...more than one or two servings of fruit a day could put you far outside of your carb range for the day
Right now it's hard to give you any suggestions because there just isn't much to go on here.
Edited by: AZULVIOLETA6 at: 1/14/2013 (18:11)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
2 1/14/13 5:00 P
I have to be honest no I haven't done any of this but I do try to stay within the amount of calories iv set myself
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