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  • #16
    Question... if you are losing 1lb a week consistently without tracking... what exactly is the problem that you need to track for?

    I understand why a person may choose to track if they are eating very cleanly and seen no loss in a month or so... plateaus happen... and sometimes even tracking and changing the macros and caloric intake doesn't budge the scale because the body just needs a little time to reset things. But your consistent loss sounds right on target...

    *shrug*

    In answer... I track some, but irregularly. I lose VERY slowly due to having some serious medical problems... and when I track it's usually to ensure I'm not under eating calorically (as in falling below about 1100 cal) due to nausea issues.
    I do not use a set program to 'track'... but when I need to look up foods I tend to use Nutrition facts, calories in food, labels, nutritional information and analysis – NutritionData.com ... I simply enter the numbers from there into a calculator.

    I only do this If I feel like I've been sliding... a few days of tracking and I'm good to go for a while.
    And when there are days that I'm really dicey about food I usually add a few hundred calories of heavy cream to my breakfast coffee, or eat some whipped coconut cream later. Those are small portion, easy to swallow, and calorically dense.
    I'd add something 'better' but some days chewing makes for bad times.
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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    • #17
      [QUOTE=cori93437;883508]
      Question... if you are losing 1lb a week consistently without tracking... what exactly is the problem that you need to track for?
      I do track that's why I have been able to lose a 1lb a week.

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      • #18
        Sorry about that... read that sentence wrong...
        “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
        ~Friedrich Nietzsche
        And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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        • #19
          Years ago I did it all very meticulously and manually in a big excel sheet (more like a database) … now I use MyPlate - Food Diary & Food Calorie Counter | LIVESTRONG.COM just for the convenience, and try not to obsess if everything isn’t 100% accurate to/for the brands, amounts, ingredients I use. As long as the macros and total calories in/out are close I’m happy, small fluctuations are normal I just need it to keep me accountable and from having to much to often.
          04/23/2012 Max Weight : 448 lbs
          01/01/2014 Initial Weight : 428 lbs
          06/23/2015 Current weight : 288 lbs
          12/31/2015 Goal weight : 208 lbs

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          • #20
            I use myfitnesspal.com & dailyburn.com

            dailyburn gives you a nice pie graph of fat, carbs, and protein
            --Trish (Bork)
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            • #21
              Mark has stated in a thread that he uses FitDay. It is a good one. I have used Cron-O-Meter too and it was pretty good. I just need to track carbs, as Mark has provided us with some limits for reference to lose weight or maintain a goal.

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              • #22
                I use an Excel spreadsheet, but it has evolved over time, so it's easier for me than using a tracker. If I eat a new food, I look up its nutritional info online and just add it to the spreadsheet.

                I track calories, protein, and carbs, and let the fat take care of itself.
                "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                B*tch-lite

                Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                • #23
                  I've been using paleotrack.com lately and like it better than FitDay. Paleotrack seemed quicker and gives you a nutrition breakdown daily as well as a graphic pie chart for macros, so it's good at a glance.

                  I've been tracking to try to figure out what my macros really are--over the long haul, the body composition is going along fine, but sometimes erratic. I was curious whether I was getting close to .7 to 1g protein per pound of lean body mass; for me, that's 100-145g protein per day, and I found that I wasn't making it. Also curious what the carbs and fats added up to, so it's been a good learning experience. I'm only a bit over a week in, so will probably stick it out for another couple weeks.

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                  • #24
                    dailyburn gives you a nice pie graph of fat, carbs, and protein
                    I just found this function on the myfitnesspal phone app too.

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