Using the Nutrition Tracker keeps me aware of what I'm going to eat and I think twice about any food I am having since I know I will be tracking it. I don't feel deprived at all but since using the tracker for a month and a half I have only gone over my calorie level twice by a very small amount.
I am amazed at the nutrition I am lacking in my diet and must be lacking in my family's diet as well. I know we should have dairy and fruits and veggies and we do but obviously NOT enough!! Not only am I losing weight, me and my family are eating healthier!! I really really love that tracker!!
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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!
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.
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