I have a love/hate relationship with the Food Tracker.
I dislike how much time it takes to find what I ate; there are just too many options, too many different ways to fix the same dish, too many full fat/low fat/non-fat options, too many flavor options, etc. to have to sort through.
I dislike how others have entered foods but entered data incorrectly--important data like calories and fat grams.
I dislike having to enter my ingredients TWICE to use SparkRecipes to save our family's most used recipes.
I dislike having to figure out if what I ate was in grams, oz, cups, Tablespoons, etc. to pick which amount I ate. Who measures a teaspoon of an herb by oz???? Those options drive me nuts!
I dislike how some foods don't give you the option to pick the amount you ate. So I have to keep scrolling or enter another item into the database, bogging it down even further for everyone else.
I dislike how hard it is to change a few ingredients in someone else's shared recipe to omit things we don't like/eat and get accurate calories, etc without my computer going nuts.
I love how it helps me eat correct portions
I love how it helps me to eat well-balanced meals
I love how it keeps me accountable and helps me plan my snacks appropriately.
I love how it keeps me from grazing or sneaking treats
Afterall, since tracking is so hard and time consuming....why would I want to have to spend even more time searching and searching and searching for what I just ate???????
Looking back, when I don't track...I hit plateaus and then gain. When I track, I maintain or lose.
So, tracking is going to have to be a part of my journey whether I enjoy it or not. So, I might as well figure out how to change my bad attitude about it.