Honestly, the ultimate trick is to realize that you will NOT be able to track perfectly, ever, even if your entry isn't there! I usually enter my own foods; PGTips may not be in there, but black tea is... tea is always 0 calories. Then you enter your cream and sugar separately.
For some exercises, a heart rate monitor is the best option for tracking your calories. In the end, though, it's okay to not be perfect, because even when your exercise IS in the tracker, it's just an estimate, and probably not 100% accurate, anyway!
Your best friend is the "low impact cardio" and "high impact cardio" options. If you're not sure what your exact exercise was, use these entries. In the pool, it's low impact, so you use that option (since water-based exercise is hard to track with a heart rate monitor anyway).
If you're jumping, or both feet leave the ground while you're exercising, use the high-impact option.
Now, for your juice question: get thee to www.sparkrecipes.com
! Enter your recipes into the recipe calculator, eliminate the fiber.
As for the beach; sometimes, you're simply not going to be able to track that sort of thing accurately. For example, I spent most of the day Thursday in the garden... I know I didn't burn thousands of calories, because I wasn't *constantly* working, but I know that I was active for at least two hours. Instead of the 6+ hours I spent out there, I tracked 120 minutes of gardening. STill respectable, but not going to throw me off.
Generally, you do only track purposeful exercise; your range already account for some daily activity. There will always be days and events that are simply outliers. It's okay to not track them perfectly. :)
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 6/9/2013 (18:10)
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