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Extra Use For The Nutrition Tracker



I use the Nutrition Tracker for more than just adding food items. Using manual entry (see below), I enter phrases to help clarify my eating for the day.
For example, I've added:
1. Slept through mealtime
2. Couldn't eat
3. Forgot to eat (and)
4. Didn't eat though knew I should

I put the phrase in the "Name Your New Food" space; enter 1 serving, and zeros for the calories & grams. I also add it to my Favorites list, so it's easy to find. Make up phrases to fit your own needs!

More Information:

To enter your own "food" on the Nutrition Tracker (i.e. to do a manual entry), go to the Nutrition Tracker and click on "Add a Food." Then click on "Enter a Food Not Listed," which is on the top right side of that window.

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  • I really like this idea..great way to go back and see figure out patterns for emotional eating! - by LIZZYP609
  • interesting - I need to add, Ate at my desk - not paying attention to the food... - by NOTMILK
  • I like this and will try to use it for tracking my meals, snacks and etc instead of me writing it all sown. Thanks for sharing this new idea. It will be very useful too. - by ALASKAN
  • I really like this idea........... I never thought of using my nutrition tracker that way....... I think I will give it a try this week...... thanks for sharing... emoticon - by SHERRY666
    I usually use the notes section for most of this stuff, but it might be nice to have it in the food section... INTERESTING!

    Jocelyn - by WOLFKITTY
  • Love this idea. I been using the journal notes for different reason why I eat what I do or don't eat. Thank you emoticon - by ANNESYLVIA
  • Very good idea.

    I'm going to start doing that, too! - by SUSANSKI
  • emoticon idea
    thanks for sharing
    Vicki - by VITCHY-VICKI
    Brilliant idea! great to back track those bad days and getting the whole picture. - by HANNAHV
  • I knitted thru lunch like it thanks - by DEE107
    You are so clever! Great idea. - by KAITLYNSNAMMY
  • VERY good idea! - by BEAR_GURL
  • great idea. - by KAT7457
  • What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. - by LIZZIECA55
  • That's brilliant - thanks for sharing! - by THENEWMICHAEL
  • Love the idea! I will definitely be using this! emoticon - by STAMPINGADDICT
  • awesome idea!! Thanks for sharing!! - by DMURPH409
  • Great Idea!!! I think I will use this one on my food tracker. - by GROEDER

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