Secrets of Success

Prelogging My Food Tracker & Menu Planning



Something I realized I needed to do in order to be successful was to prelog my food for the whole day, preferably at breakfast and sometimes in bed before I get up.

I pretty much eat the same breakfast M W F, a different breakfast Tu Th, another breakfast on the weekends. My lunches follow a similar pattern. This also helps me create a shopping list.

In my Favorites list on the Food Tracker, I created groupings for these different days and labeled them "Breakfast - MWF", "Lunch - MWF", etc.

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I have done all the major weight loss systems and failed, including Sparkpeople, but this tip alone seems to really be working this time. After I created the initial groupings, it takes me about 5 minutes a day to enter in my food for the entire day, including what I swap out of the original menu.

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  • I do the same. Plan my days out ahead of time so there are no surprises! Hubby & I also plan out all our dinners for the week so there are no last minute bad choices! it helps keep me on track SO much!!! - by MENEFF
  • Just signed up, starting tomorrow. I already put it what I would normally have (minus any cheating that I am hoping to avoid). It is interesting for me to see what I have been eating and how to modify it ahead of time so I have a good idea going into the day what will happen. I imagine there will be many days that things are entered on the fly, but doing it ahead of time really looks to give a solid basis. Looking forward to this program/
  • I feel planning and prepping a head works better for me too. emoticon - by IAMERRICA
  • I have thought about doing this too so I can already have a plan of what to eat and see that it will get me to 'success'. I might start that next week! - by THEMUDBABE

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