This is what keeps me from getting off track. If I wait until it's time to eat to see what I can or can't eat, I get stressed and have a very high potential of screwing up.
I track my meals a week ahead. Once I got a week done, I started to track a day at a time as the tracker will let me. For example: today I tracked June 7. I get groceries once a week, so when it's time, I already have an ongoing list that I add to each day when I track.
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If I am really wanting something like a treat or a particularly high calorie meal, I always try to track it first. Sometimes just punching in those numbers along with everything else I plan to eat will make me change my mind if all of my nutrients won't add up right because of it, and I find myself choosing something else.. And other times it fits into my plan just right and I can go and eat it guilt free!! Tracking ahead helps you made smart decisions! 3
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