Food tracking may be an important kick start in the beginning of your journey, but at some point you are going to have to put the crutch away and learn to stand on what you have learned. The idea is to consciously track so one day you don't have to use it to know where you are at.
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Food tracking can be tedious and time consuming, so I find it helps me stay on track if I track my food a week ahead. I plan my menus and write up my grocery list every weekend anyway, so while I'm at it, I fill out my SP logs for the week. During the week, I only need to track my water and make minor modifications as they come up. Also, once it's out there, I seem more likely to stick to it!
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