If you have a menu that you eat on a regular basis, you can go back to a day that has that menu logged and copy it to the current date. My breakfast seldom varies. Oatmeal with cinnamon and cranraisons, 1/4 cup 1% milk, 1 cup orange juice, Coffee with 14 cup milk. I can log all this with one click.
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I use the Nutrition Tracker for more than just adding food items. Using manual entry (see below), I enter phrases to help clarify my eating for the day. For example, I've added: 1. Slept through mealtime 2. Couldn't eat 3. Forgot to eat (and) 4. Didn't eat though knew I should
I put the phrase in the "Name Your New Food" space; enter 1 serving, and zeros for the calories & grams. I also add it to my Favorites list, so it's easy to find. Make up phrases to fit your own needs!
To enter your own "food" on the Nutrition Tracker (i.e. to do a manual entry), go to the Nutrition Tracker and click on "Add a Food." Then click on "Enter a Food Not Listed," which is on the top right side of that window.
If you are going out to eat, don't wait to choose your item when you reach the restaurant. Check your nutrition tracker and/or the restaurant website in advance and configure your meal to suit your tastes and your nutrition.
This is especially helpful if you will be modifying a menu item. For example, if the salad includes dressing and you will omit, you can do a custom entry [xyz salad w/o dressing].
This is great for me, as a vegetarian, as I can "remove" the bacon, chicken, or other items from a salad and make a custom nutrition tracker item to re-use on future visits. And I'll know up front if skipping that bacon means I can have half a slice of banana bread!
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