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Pre-Logging Foods



When I want to eat something I probably shouldn't, I go ahead and log the food. After analyzing the fat/calories, I can decide whether it's worth it to me to eat it. If it is, I go ahead and eat a serving. If not, I can just delete that food from my day and move on.

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  • I have been doing this by accident to check calories on things. I'm going to actively do this now! - by SIMPLELIFE101
  • This is especially great when you want to pre-plan how to eat in a balanced way but still be able to attend Thanksgiving dinner -- I plugged in how much turkey, potatoes, etc. I was planning to eat (making sure to be reasonable but still have a little pie, etc.), and ate a little bit lighter the rest of the day to allow for my PLANNED plate of festive food. I felt so great at the dinner knowing that I was able to enjoy what I'd planned to eat and it would not derail me! - by DREAMERBLUE
    Hadn't thought about it but feel it just could be something I need. especially when I amtrying so hard that at the end of the day I have failed to stay within the goals I have set for my self. emoticon - by SILLYSUZY1948
  • I do this all the time. It really helps keep me on track. - by PAULAGAY
  • I do this all the time. Sometime when I am done logging the meals for the day I will see where I can add or subtract something to keep me in range. - by MUSTLOSE100
  • I used to do this with the Lose it! app on my iPhone, but now that I don't have it anymore I've totally forgot about it. I'll definitely be starting this up again on sparkpeople! - by DREAMDWELLER
    I just did this last night. I was thinking I would like a margarita. I pre-logged it and I could afford it calorie-wise, but re-thought actually drinking it since it might set me back just that much more. Still didn't lose weight - oh well... - by TROPICAL_PUNCH
  • I do this too! it helps so much! - by WANNABERUNNER13
    I never thought of this - what a great idea. Thanks! - by KIMARCO96
  • I do this often! Great minds think a like. It really helps especially if you don't want to go over on anything. This way you can change it before you indulge! - by MOM2PACO
  • great idea, thanks - by SPUNKYJOY77

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