I have to stress how much the nutrition tracker has helped me. Not only day-to-day calories but also when I want to splurge, I can see just how many calories are really in some of my favorite foods or beverages. There are coffee drinks and appetizers that I had no idea had between 1/3 and 1/2 of a daily calorie total! It was really eye opening and after adjusting other meals to be able to still take part in my favorites made a huge difference.
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On the nutrition tracking page click "Change Nutrition Goals" It's just above the cups of water measure. Then click "Add another nutrient to track" I selected just about all the vitamins and essential minerals. I have found that I don't need to take as many supplements as I used to take. It saves money and I am more healthy.
The user entered foods are a great help in nutrition tracking.You can always at least get close. However, some users enter only calories so if you are tracking other nutrients, make sure to double check the nutrition information for user entered foods. Otherwise your results might be skewed.
I try to eat only things that are pretty easily quantifiable. If I can't log it into my Nutrition Tracker or determine the nutrition value, I don't eat it. Of course, this doesn't always work, but if I make it my general rule, it simplifies my nutrition tracking, making it easier to watch my calories.
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