I like to look up information about food at Self's Nutrition Data site. In addition to the standard nutrition information for food, it shows a nutritional target map (which shows fullness and nutritiousness factor), caloric ratio pyramid, nutrient balance, and protein quality. It's a neat website I like to use to supplement the Spark experience!
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I plan ahead with meals as much as possible and I always try to put them into the nutrition tracker in the morning before I have lunch and dinner. This way I can see what I'm lacking and may need to add in and what I'm getting too much of and need to cut out. This is especially helpful for me with eating out. I'll look up a restaurants nutrition facts and if I can't afford that many calories today I move on to another place and plan ahead that way.
When trying to calculate nutrition info for a recipe of my own, I had previously totaled each ingredients nutritional info (on paper) and then divided it by the number of servings and then entered it into a food grouping under spark people's add a food button. I just learned that I can go to the "recipe calculator", insert each ingredient in its entirety, put in the amount of servings the recipe makes, and it will automatically calculate the nutrition facts per serving. what a time saver!
When storing prepackaged food containers in the pantry or fridge, face the Nutrition Labels out. That way the nutrition facts are immediately available as you begin looking for what to eat in the pantry or fridge.
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