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Pre-Logging Foods


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When I want to eat something I probably shouldn't, I go ahead and log the food. After analyzing the fat/calories, I can decide whether it's worth it to me to eat it. If it is, I go ahead and eat a serving. If not, I can just delete that food from my day and move on.

- Submitted by CARRKM 6/7/2010 in Weight Loss | 11 Comments
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SIMPLELIFE101 9/24/2013 3:43:00 PM

    I have been doing this by accident to check calories on things. I'm going to actively do this now!
DREAMERBLUE 8/6/2013 4:04:00 PM

    This is especially great when you want to pre-plan how to eat in a balanced way but still be able to attend Thanksgiving dinner -- I plugged in how much turkey, potatoes, etc. I was planning to eat (making sure to be reasonable but still have a little pie, etc.), and ate a little bit lighter the rest of the day to allow for my PLANNED plate of festive food. I felt so great at the dinner knowing that I was able to enjoy what I'd planned to eat and it would not derail me!
SILLYSUZY1948 3/15/2013 8:41:00 PM

    Hadn't thought about it but feel it just could be something I need. especially when I amtrying so hard that at the end of the day I have failed to stay within the goals I have set for my self. emoticon
PAULAGAY 7/22/2010 8:43:00 AM

    I do this all the time. It really helps keep me on track.
MUSTLOSE100 6/10/2010 8:45:00 PM

    I do this all the time. Sometime when I am done logging the meals for the day I will see where I can add or subtract something to keep me in range.
DREAMDWELLER 6/9/2010 2:57:00 PM

    I used to do this with the Lose it! app on my iPhone, but now that I don't have it anymore I've totally forgot about it. I'll definitely be starting this up again on sparkpeople!
TROPICAL_PUNCH 6/7/2010 4:01:00 PM

    I just did this last night. I was thinking I would like a margarita. I pre-logged it and I could afford it calorie-wise, but re-thought actually drinking it since it might set me back just that much more. Still didn't lose weight - oh well...
WANNABERUNNER13 6/7/2010 12:21:00 PM

    I do this too! it helps so much!
KIMARCO96 6/7/2010 10:43:00 AM

    I never thought of this - what a great idea. Thanks!
MOM2PACO 6/7/2010 10:19:00 AM

    I do this often! Great minds think a like. It really helps especially if you don't want to go over on anything. This way you can change it before you indulge!
SPUNKYJOY77 6/7/2010 9:32:00 AM

    great idea, thanks

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