Use that Nutrition Tracker for EVERY BITE. It is so easy to underestimate how many calories I've eaten unless I measure, weigh and track my food. Sometimes I don't eat a treat offered at the office just because I don't want to have to figure out how to count it.
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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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