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What I love most about the Nutrition Tracker


Saturday, December 01, 2012

It is food groupings..
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When I started to use the tracker in June 2011, it took me some time to figure how it works.
It took some more time to collect my Favorites (about 180 foods - I rarely eat anything else).
A few days later I discovered how to save meals I often eat as Groupings.
I ended up with 40 Food Groupings, and I rarely eat anything else.

This means I can track my food daily in 2-3 minutes.
Another advantage is that sometimes, when I don't feel like tracking, I can stop doing it for a few weeks, and still know I'm eating right.
That's a wonderful feeling!

In earlier years I always felt guilty when I ate well-sized meal, thinking the food was too much and I was going to gain weight...
Now I know my portion sizes for maintenance, and I can enjoy all my food with clear conscience, knowing this food will only do me good.
Like today's breakfast: a huge bowl of oatmeal with a big orange : )
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SMILINGTREE 12/3/2012 11:48AM

    Sometimes I wish that I ate the same stuff most of the time. I don't, though. I rarely measure when cooking and try new recipes all the time.

I will say, though, that the nutrition tracker has eased my mind a few times when I though I went way over my goals, then entered everything and saw it wasn't so.

Thanks for sharing your experience with it; it's good to know that some people do genuinely enjoy using the nutrition tracker!

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MYLOVELYCURVES 12/1/2012 5:06PM

    I really love it too! It makes things so much easier!

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RG_DFW 12/1/2012 11:20AM

    Great blog... I hope a lot of folks read and take the information to heart!

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ROXYZMOM 12/1/2012 9:42AM

    I love to use it on my iPhone app throughout the day. I also track my water and fitness on my app so I don't have to hop on a computer. The app also helps when I am sitting in a restaurant trying to decide what to order.

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SWEDE_SU 12/1/2012 9:26AM

    it's a good reminder - i've entered a lot in favorites, but grouping is even better!

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GUINEVERE23 12/1/2012 8:54AM

    You just taught me something new about using the Nutrition Tracker!
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OPTIMIST1948 12/1/2012 8:25AM

    I just love how it explains to me when i cant seem to get full....oh its because im low on protein today!

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LATTELEE 12/1/2012 7:18AM

  Excellent

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WILMA102 12/1/2012 7:15AM

    This was very helpful it takes so long to track my food now I know how to make it faster

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ONEKIDSMOM 12/1/2012 7:13AM

    You have just written my own experience with the nutrition tracker. I love it for the same reasons. I even entered a few recipes and it does the counts for me, and on those occasions where I *do* cook (rare) my favorite personal home-made recipes are there, in appropriate portion sizes!

Once you're set up it is oh-so-easy, and it gives us oh-so-much confidence. Thanks, Sparkpeople.com for a terrific tool!

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