I haven't ever used the meal plans yet. In the beginning they seemed way too restrictive and boring and not really foods that I would like to eat. I have clicked the button to not show the food plans for several weeks.
However, it was really interesting, I clicked to see what my meal plan for this week would be and it seems like it has been modified to be more in keeping with the way I like to eat. I don't know if there is a computer program generating something semi unique to me or not, but it seems better than when I started.
I'm still not going to use them exactly, but it's interesting to see as a recommended reference.
The other good feature is the substitutions. That is really good for figuring what items have similar nutrients.
I'm going to keep doing my own thing, but I'm going to look at the meal plans for awhile mostly just for new ideas. I find that now that by using the favorites and food groupings, I can get through the recording pretty quickly.
For recording several items that are regularly eating together like coffee with milk and sugar, click on Add a Food and then Food Groupings and then enter a new food grouping. It's a real time saver. I also use it when I whip up a meal that's going to be eaten again as leftovers.
I'll measure/record everything I put in a dish then divided the dish into portions then enter the portion. For example if I divide the meal into 4 portions, then I put that I ate .25 a portion of that meal. It might sound complicated but it works well for me.
peace & joy,
Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das
If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)
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