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  • I've been tracking everything I eat for several decades. I'm tired of it. As I'm entering my senior years it's getting harder and harder to keep motivated. But it definitely shows as well. - 8/21/2016 9:56:12 PM
  • I agree. When I don't track it is easy to "forget" some of the food I've eaten that day. - 7/16/2016 6:42:12 PM
  • I agree. When I track I lose weight and when I stop tracking I eventually go back to old/bad habits and gain weight back. Tracking is the way to go IF you measure and weigh your food. When people say they are tracking what they eat and not losing weight I don't believe them. You can't just 'guess' if something was 4oz or 1/2 a cup, etc. Tracking is only as accurate as you make it! - 3/18/2016 1:17:14 PM
  • Tracking my daily intake means that I have to keep track of the size of the portions. It is the discipline that lets me lose weight and keep an eye on where I go off track. - 2/14/2016 4:18:10 PM
  • I agree with the concept of tracking food intake. In doing so, I know if I am eating enough vegetables and fruits daily. - 2/6/2016 10:04:36 AM
  • Tracking my calories has never helped me to lose weight. When I track my food I see the food I eat and how many calories and get depressed so I eat even more foods that are not good for me. It never encourages me to change to eating better foods. I try to eat more vegetables but I never feel satisfied for more than 30 minutes so I tend to grab candy, cookies or potato chips to get satisfied. - 1/31/2016 2:33:37 PM
  • When I lost my weight and reached my goal weight I tracked everything. I would pre-track my lunch and dinner right after breakfast. This way you know how many calories, fruit, veg, protein and fat you need to add or subtract. It is a good habit to get into. - 1/20/2016 5:06:24 PM
  • So true! I have to make it a priority so I can get on track. - 1/13/2016 12:51:03 PM
  • Everything in moderation cinnamon roll-wise - 1/12/2016 11:04:12 AM
  • Really? An advertisement for Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls before the video about tracking food on a weigh loss website? SparkPeople has lost it. - 11/16/2015 3:12:10 PM
  • I'm going to use it! - 9/24/2015 11:35:43 AM
  • i started 2 weeks ago and i've lost 3-4 lbs....i'm super excited!!! - 9/11/2015 11:34:43 AM
  • It's true! I lost 2 lbs. this week. Have a Fabulous & Blessed Friday! - 9/11/2015 10:36:04 AM
  • This is 100% correct. Not only does it help me to keep my food intake honest with myself, but in those times where I feel I need to eat something "off the plan" I know and am ready for the expected impact on my overall nutrition. Portion control had been a problem for me, but with the wonderful food databases and a decent kitchen scale, tracking is easier and very informative. And oh yeah, I'm losing weight. - 9/11/2015 12:05:29 AM
  • I always use the free nutrition and exercise tracking tools so I can look back over the week's food intake vs. calories burned, if I've either had a really good week, or have somehow gained a few hundred grams. If I can't decide what to eat on a particular day, I will pick a past date at random, and that's usually all the inspiration I need. - just copy that day's food intake, so long as it falls within my allotted calories for that particular day.
    What I find even more helpful is that if I ensure the various nutritional levels are met, my body is properly nourished, so can hopefully work at peak efficiency. - 9/10/2015 6:43:27 PM