Since I often eat the same combinations of food, take advantage of the food group feature. Include all incredients that I might use, then delete the ones I didn't use.
For example, I often eat yogurt with blueberries or strawberries with a little granola. I enter both berries and delete the one I didn't eat. It's easier to delete a food than to search for another food.
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Every week on my day off I figure out what i'll be making for dinner, and packing for lunch/snacks etc for the next week, entering it in the Nutrition Tracker. I can fine tune it all so that I meet my nutritional needs and stay in my target caloric range!
I use the Food Groups feature to make meal planning much quicker.
To help me feel full and aid in digestion, I try to drink a cup of green tea after each meal.
It has become a positive habit that also "signals" the end of a meal for me, so if I feel a binge or temptation coming on, I'll sneak in an extra cup of tea first. And 9 times out of 10, I no longer want the tempting treat!
Also, experiment with different types of green tea to find one that perks your taste buds. For me, that's Tazo's "Zen" which has hints of lemongrass and spearmint.
For more info on the benefits of green tea, please visit http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/health-benefits-of-green-tea.
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