Track Your Schedule And Emotions On The Nutrition Tracker
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A Spark friend added to her "favorites" non-food items to make the nutrition tracker more useful, e.g., "Skipped Meal," "Boredom." The system enters zeroes for nutrients, etc. She enters together her foods and moods for the day for an at-a-glance overview. I took it a small step further. I begin each non-food listing with "Note" so that I don't have to remember all of them or hunt through my "favorites" list: The notes are alphabetized together.
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Use the Nutrition tracker to track the food that you eat.
Even if you only use it for a week it really helps you realize where your problem foods come in. You'd be surprised that the most calories could be coming from a food that you eat regularly because you think its relativly healthy. And it will tell you where you have room to improve.
I work 12 hour night shifts on varying nights throughout the week. I added my own "meal times" on my nutrition page and track Midnight to Midnight every day of the week, even when I am off. This has finally been my key to losing weight! Please recommend this to anyone who works odd hours!
You may view my nutrition plan at DeliverBabiesRN to see how I track for my wacky schedule.
I eat the same breakfast every day to lower my cholestrol---oatmeal with usually some fruit. I used to put it in the Nutrition tracker every day til I realized I could SAVE SOME TIME & ENERGY by copying it a week ahead on the COPY CUSTOM FOODS above the meal listed [on the Nutrition Tracker] . That little amt. of time INVESTED has SAVED ME TIME and TIME AGAIN [pun intended!]. If I am making a big batch of food,say a SP recipe for chili, I can copy THAT CUSTOM FOOD for Dinner a week ahead ...
...or however many days!These ways of tracking food help KEEP me on the Nutrition Tracker and THAT helps keeps my goal weight maintained!
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