Nutrition Tracker: My New Best Friend
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I love the Nutrition Tracker. I have been tracking my food religiously for a week, and it does give me a new perspective on what I eat. For one, I'm cooking more than eating out, to the surprise and joy of my best friend, whom I invite over after those little cooking sprees.
I also found that the tracker is even more useful if you enter the food before you eat it; I simply put in what I am planning to eat and then look at the totals. If they are off, I adjust the portions or items until the numbers are right. That way, I know what to eat and what's in it before I even pick up a fork. Afterwards, I adjust to the actual foods eaten.
I find that entering the foods beforehand is very motivating; for one, you know what you're getting, and it's also a great deterrent. If I know that I have to log back in and adjust what I've eaten, I'm much less likely to go back for seconds. It's just not worth the hassle to enter everything all over again.
If I keep using the tracker like this, I think it will make a huge difference in my overall health.