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Tracking


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

True confession time, I sometimes (not very often) skip a day of tracking my food. emoticon Shocking I know. I still watch what I eat, it's just that sometimes I don't feel like taking the time to get on SparkPeople and enter everything on the tracker. And there are days when I wonder about the tracker itself. Like the other day I had 1/2 a turkey sandwich(turkey,lettuce, onions, mayo on wheat bread) at a local coffee shop. I later entered it into my nutrition tracker and it said it was a 182 calories...and...0 carbs,0 fat, and 0 protein. Really? Empty calories? emoticon Come on! I know the bread had carbs, the mayo had fat, and the turkey had protein. I sometimes wonder about if it is giving appropriate amounts. It is no wonder that somedays I don't meet my protein goals. It doesn't always give enough credit. I'm not giving up on the tracking because I really do think it is helping a lot. If nothing else, it does keep me mindful of what I'm putting in my mouth. Just thought I'd share that with you and get your thoughts. Happy tracking all! emoticon emoticon
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SMARTIN77 12/24/2012 7:39PM

    I'm a stickler for entering the right information. It's true some people focus on the calories only. I try to make sure the info. is complete and accurate, or enter it myself. Something else I've noticed is that food mfr. change their recipe/formula often, so the calories on certain foods aren't always accurate because of the change. (Often they try to come out with lower-calorie versions. Just something to remember.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/29/2012 11:17AM

    I agree about tracking. It is important but sometimes I don't have time and there are a lot of mistakes in the tracking info. Some people don't bother to put the nutrients in and just have the calories.

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ADZY86 11/28/2012 1:34PM

    Some people whi just track calories will enter food on there without the breakdown. I either enter it in myself, or just search through for one that does have the whole set of information. Good luck

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