Monday, January 03, 2011
I was reading a blog this morning by Susieph1 – and thought it was a timely reminder of the need to ensure ones own food Tracker is balanced
I think many people track their food – but they just enter what they have eaten that day – no thought of balance or planning – after all it takes time that people seem to resent to enter the foods!!
I wonder how many people actually plan their days meals in advance – and check that they stay within their calorie range – but also that their macro-nutrients (the carbs, protein and fats) are balanced,
Only by doing this can you be sure you are eating a balanced menu – and getting all the nutrients that you need and none in excess to the detriment of others.
I am sure, from reading other people’s pages round the SP site, the main reason people have problems with weight loss is that many people eat below their calorie range or well above, but also that they eat an unbalanced menu – heavy on carbs, or fats and light on protein maybe, or heavy in fats and protein and fats and light on carbs.
After you have finished tracking the days meals – go to the top of the page under the “add a food” button – there is a bar “I have finished tracking” – click this and it will take you to a very good breakdown of your days diet – and at the bottom – a pie graph that shows the precent of the macro nutrients in the days menu!!
The result might surprise you!!
Try to get a balance – it matters not what type of diet you are eating – there should still be a balance in some form!! I am sure it will help with your weight loss – it will certainly help you to be healthy and full of energy. The time sent is well worthwhile!!