Any time the idea of trying to itemize and research my food is overwhelming, I use the Notes field in the nutrition tracker to type a few notes on what I ate (with as much detail as I feel up to including). I might not know the exact calories and nutrition breakdown, but at least the food is on the record. It helps me close the book on that meal or that day and stop obsessing. At a later time when I'm feeling more up to it, I can always go back and try to enter the items "officially."
This has been particularly helpful for when I eat at my parent's house or in some other situation with no nutrition information available.
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I'm a "girl" raised in the 1950s and my mother taught me to look around, scan a room and see what needs doing. To this day, I unconsciously do this, notice what is out of place but now, I often semi unconsciously ignore what I see! I'm working on getting back in the habit of deliberately sticking my head up and taking note of my environment and spending 5 minutes to make it better.
I can't imagine not having chocolate or other desserts. What I do is take something I love and cut into several pieces. Taking note of how many so I can divide the total calories by that number. That way I can enjoy the item 1 piece at a time and know exactly how many calories I've consumed. This works great on candy bars!
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