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Tracking Before Rather Than After

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Tracking meals in advance helps me stay on target. I make better decisions by selecting what to eat BEFORE I am hungry, and am less prone to cravings. The best part is that I don't have to feel guilty about indulging in a glass of wine with dinner since I've already planned ahead for it! I do this with exercise too - the idea of having to log in to reduce miles run from 3 to 2 is enough to keep me on the treadmill a bit longer, and it's a great feeling to log back in and ADD a mile to the run!

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  • I had more success with tracking before it also helped me plan better meals. But I cannot get the hang of using the trackers here. - by VEGGIE_VIXEN
  • I agree with tracking food ahead of time. If I can plan the meals for the whole day, it's almost fool proof to stay on track of my calorie goal, and like you said, you can plan your glass of wine and still stay within range. - by JANKE1028
  • I too track before rather than after but then I have a problem reaching my calorie goal. If I feel like doing another mile later in the day my calorie goal increases and I have to go back and figure out what else to eat. This part drives me nuts! - by LENNIELOU

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