To Track or Not to Track...

Monday, January 07, 2013

I've been tracking food the last few days except for Saturday. We were at a potluck type of function and the different recipes were in abundance and I'm not sure how I would track what I ate. That said, it didn't occur to me I would try to track it while I was eating this and that appetizer. If I had, I wonder if I would've chosen other foods. I didn't necessarily eat anything awful or overeat (in fact, I kept smaller portions than usual) but I've decided I will track as often as possible but I need to be smart with my time and if there's a meal where it's literally going to take a half hour to figure out everything, I just can't do it.

Food for thought for when I get confronted with a similar meal.
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    Those are all practical, sensible options to explore, thank you.
    1960 days ago
    there were several times I chose not to eat something because I didn't want to log it later. I felt bad and embarrassed about eating it since a lot of my friends and family know that i'm attempting to loose weight. I would always try and log my food at the end of the day but more often not I forgot what I ate, so i started taking pictures with my cellphone of everything that I ate. It helped me remember and it was a visual remember of the good/bad choices I made for the day.

    If its something that would take a long time I would just search to see if someone had already entered it and just use there calculations. For example, instead of listing carrots, potatoes, onion, beef,beef stock, all seasonings, i just looked for pot roast and entered what ever i found. I know it not exactly what I ate but its an estimate and that was good enough for me. I don't know if that's any help or not but that is what i did
    1960 days ago
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