We want only healthy relationships with food and other living things!! I came back to SP for the tracker, but not for calories. Please continue to share on the forum or on your blog what works for you, what is streamlined. I enjoy reading about your work with the holistic dietician so much.
Thank you Sue, but I have them. I use a Dutch tracker when I want to. I'm just not all that much 'into' tracking online. I write down what I eat but I don't want all the extra ado and I don't like to know how many calories I eat. Calorie counting is what disturbed my relationship with food when I was a teen.
Edited by: CHRISTINASP at: 12/4/2012 (03:21)
Keep it simple.
current weight: 192.0
Fitness Minutes: (54,328) Posts: 3,577 12/3/12 3:29 P
I can see that you wouldn't want to have to convert everything over to a metric measure. I use them both (English and metric). A few years ago, I had to take 3 graduate courses: teaching the metric system, the metric system in social studies, and finally, the metric system in science. We were told our country would have switched over completely within 10years. Never happened, but some things have. So if I see 5 ml I know that's about a teaspoon. Or if they want me to measure a cup of apples, quartered, I weight them in grams. And if I've weighed in grams but the tracker shows it in ounces, my scale tells me the grams.
And if I'm reallly stuck, I use the conerter in the tracker.
I'm glad you found the exercise beneficial anyway.
Would you like me to send you a set of English system measuring cups?
I don't use the tracker (not handy if you use the metric system OR I haven't yet found a way to use it with metric measurements). But I liked doing the exercise because it makes me aware that there are foods I could try or eat more often.
Keep it simple.
current weight: 192.0
Fitness Minutes: (54,328) Posts: 3,577 12/3/12 9:20 A
What do you do here? The idea is to enter the AA foods you eat in your Favorites on the Nutrition Tracker.
Go to the Eat to Defeat Full Foods List. I copied and pasted the list into my post, and then deleted the foods I've never eaten, or don't like. That left me with the foods you see in the next post which I seem to eat regularly.
For me, "regularly" means weekly, or at least monthly--my goto foods--foods I would be typing into my tracker often. These are also the foods I entered into my FAVORITES in the Nutrition Tracker on SP. I don't ever have to enter them again this way. They are always there.
But you need to decide what "regularly" means to you if you are going to enter the foods into your favorites. If you have a food on the list you might use twice a year and you only want to enter it once or not have to go back and check if it is an AA food, then enter it.
For example, I think sardines are on the list. I do like them but only choose to eat them once or twice during a year. I started out NOT entering them in my favorites. Then I bought a can, had to look it up to be sure it was AA before I could count it for the day. I added it to my favorites right then.
Or sea cucumbers. They grow out in the gulf 15 miles from my home. I am NEVER going to try them. Never. So I don't bother putting them in my favorites.
And fennel. I had never knowingly eaten fennel in my life. I did after some searching on SP to see what in the world to do with it. A SP friend told me she shreds it like cabbage slaw and adds it to salads. I loved it and it now becomes something I watch for at the markets. I don't know its season as yet, but I know I will continue to want that crunch and delightful bright tasted in my salads in the future.
What do you do here? Go to the Eat to Defeat Full Foods List. I copied and pasted the list into my post, and then deleted the foods I've never eaten, or don't like. That left me with the foods you see in the next post which I seem to eat regularly. For me, that means weekly, or at least monthly--my goto foods--foods I would be typing into my tracker often. These are also the foods I entered into my FAVORITES in the Nutrition Tracker on SP. I don't ever have to enter them again this way. They are always there.
Now when I start to plan the day, I click on FAVORITES, mark each food I plan to eat which is on the Eat to Defeat food list and check which meal it is for. After I click "Add to Tracker", I enter the other foods I plan to eat which aren't on the list.
And finally, I check the report to be sure the other things I'm tracking for, like fiber and sodium are within the optimum range.
Soybean sprouts I sprout mung beans and red lentils periodically. I just bought soybeans, so I'll sprout them and see how they are.
Watercress I bought watercress when I was in NC in October. I didn't know what to do to care for it. It as in a little mesh pot, living. It started to smell rotten quickly, so I threw that one out. The next one never tried to
Mushrooms I bought oyster mushrooms (dried) but didn't care for the strong aroma. I also have a pkg of sh*ttake mushrooms. Hopefully that will go better. (Spark People won't let us spell sh*ttake mushrooms. Says it's profanity.
Legumes & Nuts & Beans Almonds Cashews Edamame Lentils Lima beans Pine nuts Tofu (soft, firm, dried) Walnuts
Dairy Hard Cheese (Gouda, Jarlsberg (light version is very tasty), Emmenthal, Edam) Yoghurt
Beverages & Soups Apple Cider Cocoa Powder Coffee Green tea While I don't drink red or white wine, I do cook with it. I like to add red wine to French Onion Soup. I like to add white wine to a cannellini bean /garlic/pine nut sauce that is great over angel hair pasta or spaghetti squash.
Sweets Chocolate (I use cocoa powder) Honey Maple syrup (does sugar free fake syrup count?)
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