You can track 7 days in advance, and then just hit the grocery button at the bottom of the nutrition page. That way you have no extra food in your home.
Tracking makes you realize where you are high in a macro, or Na, and then you can make changes BEFORE you eat it. The more food you cook from scratch, the lower the sodium. Read labels of everything you buy, and if it is high in Na, see about an alternative.
I eat a lot of chicken, and it was 340 mg per 4 oz serving,because they soak it in a 15% salt solution. I stopped buying Tyson, and Perdue chicken was 40 mg. I won't buy any chicken that is over 80 mg, which is a 75% drop in sodium per serving. Since I eat about 6 servings a day, this saves me 1440 mg Na. Just by reading labels. The only reason I read labels though is I started tracking. Many healthy foods have a lot of sodium.
Especially low fat/ diet foods. They replace the fat with salt, and sugar to make it taste okay. You aren't necessarily getting healthier, just trading fat for salt/sugar.
Russell - current BMI 31.4
197 - bmi-30
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 193.6