Tuesday, July 09, 2013
This is my second time around with Spark People, and now I remember why I didn't stick with it before. Over all it is a wonderful site with so many good things, but when something as important as the food tracker frustrates me so, I wonder if I will ever overcome this problem.
It won't let me set up my food the way I want to. I cannot change the format from 3 meals/2 snacks a day. I even asked FAQ and they said it is the default and cannot be changed. I do not eat snacks and I do not want to eat snacks. It makes it harder to track and stay within the limits per meal. I end up trying to split my lunch and dinner between the 2 snacks, but it seems impossible to get everything to fit. It is bad enough that I can't choose my ratio of protein/carbs/fat because I'm on the Diabetes plan, but to not even be able to choose how many times I eat a day seems ridiculous to me.
Also, it is so so so SO hard to get each nutrient in the correct range for each meal. If I get enough of one category it makes another category too much or too little. I add something and then subtract it because it doesn't stay in all the ranges, so I add something else. On and on it goes until I can't even remember what I have available in my kitchen to eat. Going through this every meal makes me insane! Maybe I am overlooking something; maybe someone has a suggestion to save my sanity.
Please don't tell me that I don't have to have every single category in range for every meal. It is important to me that I do have every single category in range for every meal. If that is the only solution, then to me, that is no solution at all.
Ok, I'm going to take a deep breath, go back into the kitchen, and eat whatever the hell I want! No, I want to, but I will not. I will take the deep breath and go back into the kitchen, and keep playing ring around the rosie with my food until I find something that works.
note: I am not an angry person, and I am not a complainer. I hate feeling this way. I. Am. Just. So. Frustrated!