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When entering food in the Nutrition Tracker, use the Food Search option and click on food shared by other members. Whatever the food, whatever the brand, you will almost always find that someone else has already entered this item. Once you find the food you are looking for, enter it into your favorites.
Planning is equally as important as we maintain as it was when we were losing. Spend some time making menus for at least the next day so that you know where you're spending your nutrition. This way, you don't get to the end of your day with hunger still looming and no calories left to spend. Planning really is key!
I use the food tracker all day, every day. BEFORE something goes in my mouth, I check the nutritional value. WHILE I am eating I continue the education with portion control. AFTER I eat I enter the carefully weighed & measured values of my meal. I thought I was nutritionally educated, but I'm astounded as to the education I've received by using this tool!! I've found a brand new way of eating, plus I'm losing weight & getting healthier in the process!
Whenever I don't feel like exercising, I tell myself, "I'll get dressed first then see how I feel." Once I'm dressed, it's as easy as walking out the front door. This keeps me honest in how I really feel about exercising.
Make sure you ENJOY your exercise of choice. If you like to dance, then dance. If you enjoy playing volleyball, then play volleyball. Whatever it is that you chose, just have fun with it. After all this is something you'll do for the rest of your life.