Learning the food tracker (without instructions) :-)

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Thanks to Chelsea's suggestion USE the Food tracker!!!!!

Learning along the way ..

Add on the items for food is bit easier, what not easy is switching junk to healthy ( never knew so many processed foods out there... Cookies cake freunch fries etc)!!!!!!!

Doing the healthy way is not easy taking it slowly don't want to be discouraged. Not giving up French fries comptely ( just small sizes 3 times a week -- dont know when i get there....... compared to in the past bigger sizes/ more often)

Add soups/Chicken/cheese

Daily feedback tells you if enough calories, caraborhayes??, protien dairy, for the day, shop for food list,

Will add more fruits and veggies along the way...
Oh yes look up the restaurant menu... That's important too...

Not sure how I succeed this time ( you might hear a bit of grumbling at first .. But this process will be easier as time goes on....) I will need encouragement ideas and any sturggles of food advice from my SP teammates and SP Friends too... This is the hardest goal to do ( changing food) this far in my wellness journey. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I am a huge fan of both the fitness and nutrition tracker as are many of the Spark People. We learn a great deal from our entries and it will have a good influence on your choices as well. Make sure to add something you buy regularly to your favorites for easy entry in the future.
    1930 days ago
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    1930 days ago
    You can do it! Using the food tracker makes ALL the difference! Hope you had a great day! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    1931 days ago
    I've been tracking for almost 4 years, and I love it. Tracking really makes me pay attention to what I'm putting in my mouth. Even when I go over I learn something. Remember to weigh and measure foods. It's important to know what a half cup of mashed potatoes looks like on your plate, or how many nuts are in an ounce.

    1931 days ago
    The food tracker is one of the more challenging challenges for me.
    I do try to track fully, at least 3 days a week as part of my spark goals, but it doesn't always happen.
    But I'm still plugging away, and trying - because it makes a huge difference to me to see my day's intake. I just find that it takes a lot of time, especially when I make most things from scratch.
    I do like the idea of pre-tracking. That is, doing my tracking in the morning, for the whole day, with the foods I intend to eat at lunch and dinner. I find that very helpful to get my carbs/fats/protein percentages more in the right ratios. And I can see where I need to change things, or where I need to just make a tweak.
    1931 days ago
    I am happy you are using the nutritional tracker. I had a look and I see that you have added some different items from usual. Doing better! Would like to encourage one vegetable serving tomorrow.

    1931 days ago
    To me, Dolly, THE one thing that helps me not be discouraged is that every day is a new day and no matter what I did yesterday, I can start today again. Pretty wonderful, isn't it?

    SP puts out a short clip on the nutrition page that explains how to use the tracker. Look for it if you need help. I truly believe you can do this because you are taking it slow and reaching out to others in your teams. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1931 days ago
    I haven't used the food tracker yet. But I am here for you. emoticon
    1931 days ago
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