It depends on what you get when you eat Indian. I think there is an article somewhere on SP that tells the healthy options of different cuisines and I think Indian is included.
Learning the restaurant terms to steer clear of is a good idea too so you won't have to feel like you need to know exact dishes: for example, run from "au gratin", "crispy" (which means fried), "loaded", etc, etc. I think that same article lists these words.
For long term success, I recommend doing your best but try not to FEAR foods. Just eat smaller portions. Sometimes you don't want the plain salad--sometimes you really want the ______ (fill in the blank). It's ok to have SOME of it--just not all of it or maybe not even 1/2 because portion sizes are out of control!
I definitely still use the food tracker. I can be a bit obsessive about it actually. You will have to be weighing to weigh and measure so invest in good measuring cups and spoons and I highly recommend a food scale (secondary use: weighing mail (saves a trip to the post office!).
If you have to manually enter something, just be sure to save it to your favorites so you don't have to keep manually entering it.
Hope this helps!
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