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  • FitDay.com, PaleoTrack--and supplements

    I'm playing around with both FitDay and PaleoTrack to get an idea what I'm actually doing, and find it really helpful...but I need to add things like my D vitamins, Fish Oil, E, and multi-vitamin to really reflect what I'm doing. Any suggestions on how to do that? Add a custom "food"?

    And by the way, I know it's not about losing weight, but I'm STILL delighted to have dropped almost 10 lbs in a little over a month...
    Best--
    Kate

    Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

    70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

    Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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    Lots of folks have different reactions to paleo/primal. Some will scream that you shouldn't count calories. Some will scream that macros will balance themselves when you eat correctly...

    I gained ten pounds on paleo and went right back to tracking every macro I put into my body. It works for me. I use bodybugg and their interface which is much the same.

    Add fish oil as a custom food, but don't add it until the end of the day into your macros. Don't let it rule your life. I supplemented my supplements with real food and never looked back.

    You can track your micronutrients the same way. Most here seem to be fans of cron-o-meter. I played with it, but my diet and general multi keep me covered just fine.

    The OCD tracking really helped me get a "feel" for what was the right ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 daily. It was like learning real portion size when I first started losing weight. Once I had a decent frame of reference, I could say, "Oh! Hell! That's what being full really feels like! That's what being healthy feels like!"

    ymmv

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lovelessk View Post
      Lots of folks have different reactions to paleo/primal. Some will scream that you shouldn't count calories. Some will scream that macros will balance themselves when you eat correctly...


      The OCD tracking really helped me get a "feel" for what was the right ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 daily. It was like learning real portion size when I first started losing weight. Once I had a decent frame of reference, I could say, "Oh! Hell! That's what being full really feels like! That's what being healthy feels like!"

      ymmv
      Thanks! I'm just doing the tracking for a short period, to see what I'm really doing, because I was really feeling good and enjoying it before...it becomes more of a chore when you track every bite, and I know that would take the joy out of it. That said, I didn't realize I wasn't getting enough protein and a bit too much fat till I tried FitDay, so I can be more vigilant. I'll probably keep it up for a week or two, then back to "normal" primal eating.
      Best--
      Kate

      Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

      70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

      Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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      • #4
        I tracked for a while at the start and it was really useful, as I find it really easy to under eat following the PB because I hardly ever feel 'hungry'.
        If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

        Originally posted by tfarny
        If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Misabi View Post
          I tracked for a while at the start and it was really useful, as I find it really easy to under eat following the PB because I hardly ever feel 'hungry'.
          I don't know that I really under-eat (though yesterday it was something like 700-800 calories, but I know what you mean, I just don't get hungry like I used to! I don't really have cravings, either...I'm not losing a LOT of weight, still just over 10 lbs., but I sure feel better.
          Best--
          Kate

          Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

          70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

          Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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          • #6
            You and I are having exactly the same experience. I began about 4 weeks ago to lower my cholesterol and have also lost about 10 pounds....easily! No cravings, no blood sugar fluctuations and I feel awesome!
            I have used FitDay.com for many years and am still using it just as a reference to see what's going on. I used to strictly limit my fat intake to under 30% of total. Now I check it at the end of the day and it is anywhere from 40 to 50% and yet the fat has melted off my body. I couldn't be happier.


            Originally posted by Kate Ruckman View Post
            I don't know that I really under-eat (though yesterday it was something like 700-800 calories, but I know what you mean, I just don't get hungry like I used to! I don't really have cravings, either...I'm not losing a LOT of weight, still just over 10 lbs., but I sure feel better.

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            • #7
              Yes, Freds4, counting the fat in the meat I eat, I'm usually eating a bit more than 50% fat. I feel fine, my body shape is already changing, and I'm hoping the cholesterol will be better next time I have it checked. BP's better, too...
              Best--
              Kate

              Still Craving Pterodactyl--my Primal Blueprint blog

              70 is the new 50--without the hot flashes!

              Goals: Feel good, be stronger, and hopefully kick that arthritis in the backside! Oh, yeah, and losing more weight would be okay, too.

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