How To Plan A Meal To Fit Your Nutrition Ranges...?
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I use the Nutrition Tracker to help me plan my meals. Sometimes I'm not sure what to eat for dinner to get the right mix of nutrients to hit my ranges. What I do is start entering different meal options. If something puts me over my range I simply remove it and try something else until I find just the right meal to fit into my remaining calories, fat, carbs and protein ranges for the day.
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I fill in what I've eaten on my nutrition planner right after I eat lunch. I've found that this way, I can keep a close eye on the nutrition values and plan accordingly for my evening meal. Whether I've eaten more than normal for breakfast and lunch, or not eaten enough, I can work my evening meal plan around all those values, and adjust up or down whether it's carbs, fat or protein. I make adjustments to keep me within my calorie range and keep me satisfied with the foods I've chosen.
I've found that for me, this is a no fail method of tracking my food and keeping me in line with calorie intake, carbohydrates, fat and protein grams as outlined on my Nutrition Planner.
I never skip a meal and breakfast is my most important meal of the day.
I have found that tracking the food I plan to eat and making adjustments based on what I see helps me to stay on track and within my caloric range each day.
Before a meal, I track the entire meal, keeping in mind what I plan/want to eat for the rest of the day. I can then add, take away, or adjust portion size to fit my plan.... before I put anything in my mouth. This way, I am sure to stay on track.
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