Re: Making it easier to enter foods into the tracker
Right now, I'm working to get away from heavy reliance on the tracker. But I find it easy to use.
I have added all my fruits and vegetables I use all the time to my "Favorites."
The salads, soups, and stir fries I seem to always just throw together go into Groups. When I type up the group title, I put a number at the beginning to tell how many servings it has so I can say I'm eating .5 or .25 of the group of foods in that salad.
And something with more servings goes into recipes, like my no bake cookies that makes 32 servings. The recipe takes care of dividing out the nutrients into 32 servings. I make comments about the recipe if it is a good choice for protein or carbs, because you can't always tell that from the title.
Another thing I do if I make a meal that will become tomorrow's packed lunch is copy the foods from tonight's dinner to tomorrow's lunch and I've already tracked the whole meal with one click.
But since I've found it easier to enter my food, it is also easy to see that my protein doesn't ever come close to the SP low range recommendation.
I would like to change my range, but would like direction on what to change it to. I can't seem to find that in Fuhrman materials. On one of Diskie9's links, I found a statement that a non-athlete should aim for 10% of their calories to come from protein (talking vegan here).
So, the math, based on 1200 minimum:
10% of 1200 = 120 calories to protein / 4 calories per g of protein= a minimun target of 30 g of protein.
10% of 1500 = 150 calories to protein / 4 calories per g of protein - a maximum target of 37.5 g protein
So I could change my SP protein goal to 30 - 40g and I'd feel a lot better.
I never worry about combining protein or quality of protein, just getting a variety of high nutrient density foods in my diet. It's interesting that combining still comes up in blogs etc. as if it were modern wisdom.
So, does my math look right? 30 - 40 g. protein a day? I know the high end is 40 but I don't want to feel bad if it happens to be higher one day.
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