Measure out your snack of the day. If you want raisins, then measure out your 1/2 cup or whatever, for the day and nibble all day. When they are gone, you know how many calories you have consumed without measureing/counting every little bite.
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A great way to cope with tracking all those mindless munchies is to make a daily snack box. It doesn't have to be all healthy food, it's better to be realistic. If you're going to hit the biscuits or chocolate anyway, include it in the box.
List down what you put in there at the start of the day. Help yourself from the box during the day, exactly as you would from the fridge or cupboard. When you get to the end of the day you can work out exactly what you've eaten because you know what's missing. Then you can track it.
Measure and set out your daily snack. Use a small container with a lid. Decide on your nuts, soy mix, etc. Set it on table or shelf. It's too easy to overdo if you are just eyeballing. Measure this treasure.
A Quick Way to Change FOODS When I Preplan The Same Daily Snack!
Using my Nutrition Tracker daily when I was losing the wt, is what HELPED ME THE MOST!!! Now, during Maintenance,I try to use it daily ,but can't always get to the computer! So, I usually will try to plan ahead what will be eaten during the week that is the SAME~for example~ SNACK~ Choc. Cheerios & 1/2 Fat Free Milk is my daily snack that helps my Folate intake. But if I run OUT of Cheerios during the week, I'll substitute Honey Bunches of Oats w/Almond cereal [1 cup] w/same amt of milk.
Now I have to change the Nutrition tracker! I have found a quick trick that helps me~ Go to Remove FOODS@ the bottom of the page.Click on ALL the foods eaten for that meal,Check them off,then go back and click ONLY the actual foods eaten. This way,I save time from checking off each food individually
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