when i group my food together i write down how many calories are in the grouping, to make it easier to plan my food allowance for the day, for example i might write: eggs and toast 356, or spaghetti and meatballs 700, or chicken dinner 500.
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Use the nutrition tracker - even on days that you go over. The nutrition tracker has helped keep me motivated, and helps with meal planning. Each night, I prepare my foods for work the next day and go ahead and enter them into the tracker. I can then plan a healthy dinner based on the totals.
I find that I do best when I have fewer choices; too many choices can be overwhelming. So I made a list of some basic healthy foods that I like and a few meal plans for each meal. I made this Groups in my nutrition tracker and now I can rotate among these basic plans. I can change any of the elements in any of the meals if I want to, but I know I have some healthy meals I can count on
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