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Old 09-28-2016, 11:51 AM   #1
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Food and nutrition tracking

I just noticed that PrincessFiona60's sig line is a link to the USDA's SuperTracker, a food, nutrition and activity tracking tool: https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/

(I usually access DC on my phone and sigs don't show up there.) Very cool! I'm taking Master Food Volunteer training through Cooperative Extension and our first homework assignment was to track our food intake for three days. The reports are pretty cool and I found it motivated me to eat more fruit and nuts.

Does anyone else use a system like this? I used to use FitDay - Free Weight Loss and Diet Journal but got out of the habit.
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:02 PM   #2
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My living and eating habits are so erratic that I may eat at three in the morning due to being up all night. Or I may wake up at 10 a.m. and have my first meal at 2 p.m. Something like this system would never work for me.
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My living and eating habits are so erratic that I may eat at three in the morning due to being up all night. Or I may wake up at 10 a.m. and have my first meal at 2 p.m. Something like this system would never work for me.
It doesn't matter when you eat; it keeps track of what you eat. You can put everything in one meal category if you want and it will keep track of how many calories you ate, nutrients you ingested, items in the different food groups you got, etc.

When you create an account, it asks for your height, weight and gender and determines your calorie needs from those characteristics, as well as any goals you have like gaining or losing weight. Then you can get a report of how much of the different food groups you got in a 24-hour period, and where you might be eating too much or not enough, whether you're meeting your need for specific nutrients and so on.
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