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Prelogging My Food Tracker & Menu Planning


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Something I realized I needed to do in order to be successful was to prelog my food for the whole day, preferably at breakfast and sometimes in bed before I get up.

I pretty much eat the same breakfast M W F, a different breakfast Tu Th, another breakfast on the weekends. My lunches follow a similar pattern. This also helps me create a shopping list.

In my Favorites list on the Food Tracker, I created groupings for these different days and labeled them "Breakfast - MWF", "Lunch - MWF", etc.

I have done all the major weight loss systems and failed, including Sparkpeople, but this tip alone seems to really be working this time. After I created the initial groupings, it takes me about 5 minutes a day to enter in my food for the entire day, including what I swap out of the original menu.
- Submitted by MOJOLO 4/11/2013 in Using SparkPeople | 4 Comments
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MENEFF 6/26/2013 7:55:00 AM

    I do the same. Plan my days out ahead of time so there are no surprises! Hubby & I also plan out all our dinners for the week so there are no last minute bad choices! it helps keep me on track SO much!!!
ARTDERANGED 6/10/2013 1:34:00 AM

    Just signed up, starting tomorrow. I already put it what I would normally have (minus any cheating that I am hoping to avoid). It is interesting for me to see what I have been eating and how to modify it ahead of time so I have a good idea going into the day what will happen. I imagine there will be many days that things are entered on the fly, but doing it ahead of time really looks to give a solid basis. Looking forward to this program/
IAMERRICA 4/21/2013 6:43:00 PM

    I feel planning and prepping a head works better for me too. emoticon
THEMUDBABE 4/12/2013 10:33:00 AM

    I have thought about doing this too so I can already have a plan of what to eat and see that it will get me to 'success'. I might start that next week!

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