Use "Add A Nutrient" In Your Nutition Tracker To Track Sodium
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I use the "Add a nutrient" feature in the Nutrition Tracker to look for hidden sodium. Sodium = water retention, which equals extra pounds! The result pops up when you run your nutrition report at the end of the day.
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On your nutrition tracker page, there's a link near the top to "change nutrition goals". Clicking that link takes you to a page where you can add any of dozens of nutrients for your nutrition tracker to calculate. Examples are calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, potassium, glucose, sucrose. The additional nutrients show in the chart at the bottom of your nutrition tracker page and help you watch your daily intake.
Knowing something about psychology, I know it's important to get correct proportions of sodium, potassium, and calcium for proper brain function - and body. I started tracking those nutrients and am amazed at how out of proportion my intake was. Eye-opening! At least knowledge is power!
I keep measuring cups, measuring spoons, etc., in a bowl in on my countertop. This makes it easy for me to find the measurer I want, without digging through drawers or dish drainers for them. It makes meal and snack prep much faster for me. A food scale in a handy spot also helps!
Using measuring cups, spoons, and a food scale help keep calorie and nutrient counts more accurate on days that I use the food tracker.
We can track any nutrients you want. Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin A, etc. The food tracker allows us to add any of this. Now, rather than going for the multi-vitamin first, I'm trying to see if I can eat foods that'll get me my Recommended Daily Allowance of nutrients I want to track. As a result, I'm eating more whole foods and I'm too full to have much space for "junk" food or foods without nutrients.
A key point: Nothing's off limits to me. If I felt I had space for a cookie or whatever, that's fine. But I'm full, so...
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