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A Little SP Nutrition Tracking ...

Monday, May 13, 2013

I am have been on SP now for at least 3 years and I still have difficulty tracking all three meals and all the snacks! I have tried groupings and that has helped ,but I decided since I cannot get ALL my meals tracked as I would like to {time and /or laziness or having to LIST each ingredient separately!] , I do what works for me~~ list breakfast and put the fitness in as soon as I do it . That has helped [and the fact I get it all done while my son is still asleep in the mornings!] {Did I mention I am a stay -at -home mom that homeschools?}
If you have ideas that have helped you,please let me know!
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  • JUNEBUG1956
    I just joined Spark this week, and I'm also on Weight Watchers. I track both. I love the scanner Spark uses and use that to track as much as is possible. I love the breakdown of the nutrients and I think that's why Spark is so detailed. Once the food is input, I make it a favorite and then it's easy to find and input it. Maybe when you have time, you could input, scan, and save to favorites for future use. Sometimes its the specific time that's inconvenient. Hope this helps! emoticon
    1800 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/15/2013 12:52:57 PM
    Wow.... three years and it still doesn't get any easier??? That is one question I keep asking... why does this have to be so hard??? Tracking is time consuming and difficult. Like you I just don't have time to look up every individual ingredient and don't want to take the time to do a recipe calculator, so frequently I just "plug in" a calorie count that another member has submitted for what I think might be close to what what is my recipe but I'm sure more often than not I have underestimated the amount of calories I've consumed. IDK I wish I had the answer and I wish there were an easier way. I do use the "favorites" list for things I eat often especially for breakfast and lunch my meals don't change that often so at least there's that list. I will watch your blog to see if anyone else comes up with any other solutions.
    1833 days ago
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