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Tracking food and why I let it slip this week

Saturday, December 01, 2012

I am trying to take a closer look at why I am not able to stick with my goal of tracking my food. Part of the problem is that when I eat something I find difficult to measure or determine serving size, such as shelled nuts or Christmas candy, it puts me off of tracking because it is a bother. A solution: don't eat the Christmas candy, there is nothing of value there. For the nuts, I can create a portion of each kind of nut, measure it for weight before I eat it, and that way I am not eating mindlessly. Another thing that really helped me in the past was to plan my food on my tracker and write it in my journal before hand in order to prevent temptation and avoid pitfalls. When you fail to plan, you plan to fail!

3 personal tips:
Stop eating Christmas candy
Portion, weigh and track any shelled nuts before eating them.
Create a food plan ahead of time.

Hopefully this will help with my current weekly goal.
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    emoticon Sounds reasonable to me!
    1964 days ago
    *sigh* I hear ya...it may seem extreme but what I do sometimes is I portion those treat...because I know I am going to have them anyway...into the serving size that way I account for them beforehand.
    Keep up the good fight!!
    1965 days ago
    I struggle with tracking sometimes too, due to it being a pain if it's not something with a label, or something easy (like an apple). Sometimes when I search SP foods I can find something that looks 'close', so I'll use that. I know I do better when I track my food, so I try to do it every day, even if I have to estimate.
    1965 days ago
    Pre-tracking and pre-measuring are awesome tools to control your diet. Good Luck.
    1965 days ago
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