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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Try cleaning up your favorites list in your nutrition tracker!

The other day I did a long overdue chore – I went through my nutrition tracker and weeded out all those foods that I am no longer eating or plan to eat. Many of them came from restaurant selections. Some were items that I imported because I ate them once but don’t plan to repeat them. Most of them came from various processed foods that I have eaten despite labels that read like a chemistry index and most often contained the word “artificial”. I have resolved to avoid them anymore if at all possible. Some items weren’t so bad, but contained gluten which until I find out for sure that I’m NOT gluten intolerant, I’m not going to eat.

For curiosity sake, I decided to use a calculator and keep track just exactly what I was eliminating -- not only from my tracker, but from my diet as well. What an eye opener!
Here are the numbers:

750+ grams of fat (mostly unsaturated)
950+ grams of sugars (simple carbs were culprits)
50,000+ MG OF SODIUM!

Total items eliminated: 54

I feel lighter already…..


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RONDINA 7/3/2012 11:35PM

  Thanks for such a good idea. I just started tracking my food, but that is a great idea. I have been eliminating foods I love, and trying to turn to healthier ones.

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COOKWITHME65 6/28/2011 7:28AM

    I should go thru mine to. Good for you for eliminating all that junk!

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STARSHINE67 6/28/2011 2:13AM

    Great idea!! Thanks for sharing.

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WATERMELLEN 6/23/2011 8:03PM

    Great idea: gonna do this soon also!!

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    Thanks for the tip!

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BARBEQUESUE 6/22/2011 10:34AM

    Good for you...yes that was an eye opener.

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REBELBLITZ 6/22/2011 9:12AM

    Now that is downsizing! Good for you! Cheryl

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TWNOMWE 6/22/2011 7:58AM

    That is a great idea. emoticon .
I should try it. emoticon

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CARRAND 6/20/2011 8:13PM

    I've done the same thing, although I'm not quite ready to delete the Dove Chocolates. It's amazing the amount of sodium in restaurant food and processed food. Fresh and home made is better! By the way, we are still eating and enjoying the home made salsa you left us.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 6/20/2011 9:58AM


I sort of abandoned the SP tracker when I switched to the one on my iPod. Whenever I happen to go on there I'm really surprised by what I find. Some of the things I used to think were "healthy" back when I started losing weight. Wow.

(And they in fact WERE healthy, compared to some alternatives!)

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DDOORN 6/20/2011 9:51AM

    Downsizing in ALL sorts of ways...YES! :-)


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WISLNDR 6/20/2011 8:34AM

    Well, there's a project I should probably consider doing soon! There's a lot of things out there that I wouldn't even consider anymore and I'll bet that might speed up the food tracker!


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SPARKCHANTAL 6/20/2011 3:50AM

    crazy! bet this technique applies to other aspects of life, too.

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LADYFOLDER 6/20/2011 12:55AM

    Way to go, Joanne!

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BESTSUSIEYET 6/20/2011 12:16AM

    Your headache must have gotten better ... That's good! Hooray for you cleaning up your food tracker! Imagine it will speed things up when you track! I'm so glad your new plan is making such a difference for you! Keep up the good work!

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JIMDAB 6/19/2011 11:58PM


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KMIRANDA2000 6/19/2011 10:11PM

    If only it were that easy.

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