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2/8/12 3:34 P

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Thank you Yankeegirl6. I guess it is more work then I thought. That's ok as long as I can figure it out. It's not worth having if it comes easy. Have a great day! emoticon

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2/8/12 1:48 P

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It helps me to enter everything I plan to eat for the day before I start eating (or even before I buy groceries and cook). That way if I am heavy on one nutrient, I can see where I can make improvements. I don't do that all the time, but when I first started, it really helped me to do it once or twice a week when I was planning my shopping lists. For instance, today I had oatmeal, blueberries, and yogurt for breakfast and a sandwich and raw veggies for lunch. Looking at my tracker, it's easy enough for me see that I'm coming up short on fiber and protein. By thinking about this before dinner, I can consider skipping the rice that I had planned to go with the chicken stir fry I'm making for dinner in favor of a larger portions of chicken breast and veggies. By tracking consistently, you might find patterns of carb heavy days mixed with protein heavy days. You might find that works well for you rather than having a daily balance.

This technique was really helpful to me when I was trying to cut back on sodium. Otherwise, I never would have thought that the biggest source of sodium in my diet was salad dressing.

I hope that helps. I think you'll find that it'll be a process to find what really works for you.


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NERITZY's Photo NERITZY Posts: 123
2/8/12 12:01 P

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Thank you Yankeegirl6. I should have thought of that. Guess I better eat more protein. Have a good day! emoticon

THE WILL OF GOD WILL NEVER TAKE YOU WHERE THE GRACE OF GOD WILL NOT PROTECT YOU!!

We could learn a lot from crayons:
some are sharp, some are pretty,
some are dull, some have weird names,
and all are different colors....but
they all exist very nicely in the same box.



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YANKEEGIRL6's Photo YANKEEGIRL6 Posts: 1,114
2/8/12 11:54 A

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The suggested ranges are set to give you a balance of calories coming from carbs, protein, and fat. If you eat carb-heavy food, you'll run out of carbs in your range and still have calories from protein and fat left over.


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NERITZY's Photo NERITZY Posts: 123
2/7/12 6:23 P

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I am a little befuddled. How is it when tracking I have calories, fat,and protein left but zero carbs left?

THE WILL OF GOD WILL NEVER TAKE YOU WHERE THE GRACE OF GOD WILL NOT PROTECT YOU!!

We could learn a lot from crayons:
some are sharp, some are pretty,
some are dull, some have weird names,
and all are different colors....but
they all exist very nicely in the same box.



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