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Old 11-21-2014, 10:16 PM   #16  
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Maybe I'm weird, but I find it doesn't help me. The thing that really helps me when it comes to tracking is summarizing everything everyday (like in a notebook, but I would just do it in a private blog. This means calories, goals, feelings, etc) and then using an extremely simple app (TargetWeight on iOS) to keep record of all my weigh ins. Now I use that or HappyScale (creates target weights for you, small and big ones).

But I do think MFP is amazing, it's just not for me.
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:54 AM   #17  
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I love MFP! I use the app on my phone bc it's always with me.

I usually enter what I plan to eat for dinner first and then work back from there. Then I will decide what my breakfast, lunch, snacks will be based on how many calories I have left. I aim for 1200, but I'm flexible up to 1400 calories on some of the days.

I try to log everything I eat and drink. My husband was actually laughing at me bc I was logging the little fun size candy bars I would eat as an occasional treat. Fortunately, the leftover Halloween candy is almost gone!

I know it's not a perfect science, especially when trying to calculate my own recipes, but it helps me feel accountable.

We rarely go out to eat, so I am able to weigh or measure my portions at home. I will eat most things but I try to avoid processed junk. I adhere to the serving sizes best I can. It's funny bc I used to think "I can only have a 1/2 cup of that?! That won't be enough!" But it usually ends up being plenty, I get to eat what I want in moderation so I never feel deprived.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:39 PM   #18  
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Yep i log my intake in addition to using their ticker.
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