I sit down in the morning and plan my food for the day. I might enter something and discover it takes too large of a portion of my food calories, so I adjust my menu accordingly. Now I just need to do this before I go out to eat so don't have any more unpleasant surprises when I enter what I ate.
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In the beginning tracking on SP taught me how to eat the right amount of calories by making choices of what to eat. Later I learned to also keep in ranges (all at the same time) for protein, carbs, fat, and fiber. Once I found how to eat and get proper nutrition, I was not hungry and feeling deprived, then everything else fell into line.
If you can commit to do one thing without fail, I encourage you to make it this one!
For me, this is the one thing I tell people when asked "how I did it". Nearly all the people I've met on SP who have been successful also say the same. I know it can be a pain, but trying hard and making no progress is even more painful.
I love that word SWAPPORTUNITY for making choices. For me, I am not cray aboout ice cream, but I do love it in the warmer months. So, I choose yogurt like Heavenly Hash vs. regular ice cream. Quite frankly, I cannot tell much difference! 76
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