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  • Tracking food helps keep me mindful of what I am eating. Does it help me to lose weight? Not so much. - 7/22/2014 8:19:39 PM
  • Well it worked for me as I have maintained my weight since March 2013
    - 7/21/2014 5:38:23 PM
  • I been tracking my food for over 3 years now and can't lose any weight much. I might forget to track my food about 3 times a month. but it is hard to track my food when I am out to eat and then I don't feel like tracking it. So I just need to find a new way of eating.
    - 7/20/2014 12:50:03 AM
  • it always surprises me how quickly the calories add up--especially for those crap food without much nutritional values. Tracking keeps me real - 7/12/2014 9:16:54 PM
  • Yes, tracking does work because when I see my total calorie intake for the day, I'm less likely to continue eating, or if I am hungry, I at least make a better choice (fruit over cookie).

    However, I must be consistent with tracking and that's where I tend to fail a bit.

    Monica. - 7/10/2014 1:45:48 PM
  • I have found this to be so true. I am trying to be more consistent with tracking my meals. SparkPeople makes it so very easy. - 7/1/2014 12:35:18 PM
  • I LOVE the food tracker. It is so simple and very easy to use. It takes less than five minutes to enter your food. What it does require is actually planning your meals. Once you know what you're going to eat, instead of trying to grab something when you feel hungry, then there is no problem at all keeping within the boundaries and still achieve your required weight loss and health improvements. I usually track after I do my workout in the morning and sometimes I find myself having to try to add food in order to fulfil my calorie requirement - no starving, no hunger and no misery. I actually eat more now than I did before and it's more of the right kinds of things. Thanks Sparkpeople! - 6/23/2014 8:29:21 PM
  • I am grateful for the food tracker! It is like a mini challenge each day. - 5/27/2014 12:28:04 PM
  • Everyone here gained weight for different reasons - mine was post-partum depression and inactivity. I found tracking my food did one thing quite well - stress me out. I also gained weight, felt miserable, and had very little energy which is not good when you have a toddler wanting to jump and play with no rest. Once I stopped, I started losing and pretty steadily. I'm down over 12 pounds and feeling great (still can't quite keep up with him yet though, phew!)

    If you aren't already eating healthy foods, tracking might help you pinpoint areas that need adjustment, but do whatever works for you! Life is too short to feel deprived and miserable 24/7. - 5/26/2014 11:52:55 PM
  • Any time anyone says they have trouble losing weight, I say track everything you eat. EVERYTHING! I try to track every crumb that goes in my mouth because it adds up (thus my food tracker looks like a lot but it is small amounts of things). It really makes a difference because sometimes we have no idea just how much we are eating!! - 5/21/2014 1:04:06 PM
  • It really does make a lot of difference in my weight loss. I never realized how many calories I was consuming a day and this has made a huge difference in my awareness. I know I still have a long way to go to my goal but I have lost 7 pounds so far! - 5/21/2014 7:27:30 AM
  • I am still wrestling with this tip; I do believe it works; its just time consuming especially if you eat a different type of diet. Spark People has greatly improved nutrition tracking over the years. Great Job! - 5/20/2014 11:48:53 PM
  • It feels onerous at first but after a while it becomes a habit. It forces you to account for that little nibble and snack so you see what you're really eating. Of course I had to go to the extreme of neurotically searching for exact matches and quitting in frustration. I've learned to be as accurate as possible but, will settle for something close in the database. I also try to eat at home more so I can better control the ingredients. - 5/14/2014 11:05:16 PM
  • It's all a part of the big picture - it keeps me more accountable. - 5/9/2014 1:00:36 PM
  • I had foot surgery on 1/14. I have been unable to walk for ten weeks, and now limited. I am now having Pt. I am looking forward to my new diet. I am going to slowly began exercise t at home. I plan on making an effort to lose all the weight I regained plus more.I enjoyed.the videos. Please cross your fingers that using the videos and the many other helpful things at sparks people I will once again win at weight loss. New proud Grandma of twin boys. - 4/21/2014 11:40:49 AM