Sunday, January 30, 2011
HELP! The Nutrition Tracker is sucking the life right out of me! I am spending FAR TOO MUCH TIME doing this! If I ate fast food, junk food, or processed food I would be fine -- because all of that is already in there! Doesn't anyone cook any more? there are several issues:
1) I cook a lot and cook almost everything from scratch . I make different dishes -- not the same 10 things served over and over. So I end up using the recipe calculator daily. This takes FOREVER, as I have to enter foods not listed and check everything that is listed BECAUSE...
2) There are countless entries that are just plain WRONG OR INCOMPLETE. I have to double check everything that is already entered and now understand why there are multiple entries for one item.... everyone just adds their own so that they know they can trust the information. I mean what's the sense of measuring and tracking if the information provided is wrong??!)
3) I actually found a recipe that someone else had entered (for a gluten-free bread made from a mix), but could not get it to transfer to my daily nutrition tracker for the life of me. I am generally computer savvy -- how do I do this?
4) Then... I had to build a recipe from the ground up today and wanted to add a portion of my homemade spaghetti sauce to the dish, but there was no way to do it! I already entered the spaghetti sauce recipe and shared it, but it didn't come up when I searched for a food OR in my list of favorites.
Actually... the programming is just cumbersome. I know it's free, but there is no way I can put this much time into this site every day. I've been doing this since January 13th and this part of the process isn't getting any easier. ARGH. I know anyone who reads this will hear my frustration. Sorry...but i just spent hours just so I could track what I had for dinner yesterday and today. It's the most frustrating part of the whole process and something I just know I cannot keep up with for the long term.
Words of wisdom are welcome.